Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Electric vehicle charging and solar carports - Swindon

Public Power Solutions Ltd. (PPS) is a company wholly-owned by Swindon Borough Council which has been set up to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of Waste and Power. 

Funding certainty for Greater Manchester - Transport for Greater Manchester

Manchester has fostered developer confidence in the infrastructure which has improved investor confidence in the city. This has been achieved whilst delivering a capital programme focused on the city’s transport needs and tackling congestion.

Go Ultra Low Oxford

Run by Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council, the Go Ultra Low Oxford project is trialling six types of charging infrastructure over 12 months to assess their suitability for on-street charging in residential areas. Case Study provided by the Energy Saving Trust.

Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) established the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle (GMEV) Network in 2013. The network offers free charging for a nominal membership fee, with the costs being absorbed by TfGM. It was decided that the network required a technological renewal and strategic expansion if it were to support the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the region and play a central role in improving air quality.

Lane rental - Kent County Council

Kent has trialled the concept of lane rental to reduce the amount of time taken by roadworks on important roads.

Leeds: Fleet transition to zero emission – home charging

Leeds’ Fleet Replacement programme is designed to identify the lowest emission vehicle available when needing to be replaced. Where possible, this means electric vehicles (EVs) as the default option, however this requires appropriate charging point facilities to support this change. When vehicles are identified as suitable for EV replacement, details of their depot locations are mapped and collated and they’re then replaced, however this was not always straightforward as this case study by Leeds City Council and the Energy Saving Trust explains.

Mobility as a service – TfWM

TFWM are working with a technology provider to investigate ways they can make travelling across the regime in different types of transport a seamless experience.

Promoting bus travel - Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton & Hove City Council has been at the forefront of bus prioritisation for many years. Brighton has an extensive bus network with 20km of bus lanes used by 3000 buses a day. The council has had the ability to enforce them through CCTV and fixed penalty notices since 2005.

Tantalum big data – Bristol

Councils need to better understand the impacts of their own vehicles and how they can contribute towards reduced emissions.

Using Big Data to reduce congestion - Northamptonshire County Council

Based on ideas generated by local government, the Government launched the Total Transport initiative in 2015.