HS2 will only level up the north if it is treated as a small part of a broader package of investment that includes improving transport within cities and people's skills.
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The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #2: Better transport connections between cities will help improve the economy
It's often claimed that one reason cities in the North of England lag behind the rest of the country is that the transport connections between these cities are poor. Improving infrastructure –...
The new high-speed links are already bringing big investment opportunities – but there is still much that off-route cities can do to attract more investment
Election 2017The general election manifestos: What’s in them for cities?
Elena Magrini looks at the key themes from the 2017 General Election
Join us at this roundtable at party conference to discuss how the Conservatives will support city transport
Join us at this high level roundtable to discuss Labour's vision for city region transport
This month, the panel discusses how transport within and between cities can be harnessed to support economic growth
Election 2015What do the manifestos say about transport?
All parties have shown that transport infrastructure needs to be fit to meet the demands of the economy, but part of this will be about local control.
Urban transport needs to work well beyond the HS2 station for the benefits of the investment to be realised.
Investment should be a win-win, not a zero sum game, for UK cities.