Steve Melia is a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning at the University of the West of England.  His research concerns the relationship between transport and the built environment, with a particular focus on traffic removal (see and alternatives to car-based development.  His book Urban Transport Without the Hot Air (UIT Cambridge, 2015) aimed to expose popular myths in transport planning and propose sustainable solutions.  Steve advised the UK Departments of Transport and of Communities and Local Government on transport aspects of the Eco-towns programme in 2008/9 and has more recently given evidence to the London Assembly Transport Committee and Cambridgeshire County Council about the future transport planning of London and Cambridge.  Before starting an academic career, he was a parliamentary candidate, Community Development Manager and freelance journalist. A selection of his writing for Local Transport Today and other professional publications is on:

Steve Melia,

Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning, University of the West of England

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