Announcing Transport Planning Day 2021


We are excited to announce our 2021 Transport Planning Day campaign, focusing on the role of transport planners in providing a transport system that ensures that everyone can have access to the services and opportunities they want.

Each year we  provide welcoming events that encourage transport planners to make connections across the profession and with associated industries, communities, and politicians.

“Transport Planning has never been more important”–
Gavin Newlands MP, Transport Planning Day 2020 Virtual Parliamentary Reception

The campaign provides a platform for transport planners to showcase their achievements and encourage young people into the profession.

“I joined Transport Planning Day 2020 to understand where transport planning is heading as an industry” – 2020 Audience Survey

This year’s theme – equality, diversity and inclusion

The theme of this year’s campaign is equality, diversity and inclusion. It’s about what needs to be done to address the barriers that still exist to ensure everyone can access the services and opportunities that they want and need as we recover from the pandemic and tackle the climate crisis. We are planning transport for diverse communities with a range of people from different backgrounds with different travel needs. Unfortunately, many face barriers related to their gender, age, race, sexuality, income or disability – and it’s our job to remove these. Transport can play a key role by providing equality of access to opportunities such as jobs, education and other key services such as healthcare and social networks for everyone. We therefore need a diverse range of people planning transport, so we get a diverse range of ideas and solutions that will serve everyone’s needs. And we need inclusion of everyone in the process, both within the profession and in the work we do, for example engaging with a wide range of stakeholders. 

The Campaign 

The campaign will run from Spring onwards building up to a series of regional events and a Virtual  Parliamentary Reception with Members of the Transport Select Committee during the Autumn and culminating in Transport Planning Day  which will be on 15 November 2021. We have also launched a Photographic Competition for TPS Members to submit good quality photographs from the UK to illustrate good practice. For more information visit

The campaign will engage communities, politicians and professionals across the UK to raise awareness of transport planning, highlighting the vital role transport planners play in tackling the big challenges of our time and in influencing the way transport planning is delivered to make better places for people and improve quality of life.

The Campaign Objectives 

The campaign will:

  • Highlight the role transport planners have in creating inclusive and fair design for the wider community
  • Celebrate the achievements of successful and inclusive transport projects and innovative transport planners that have made a difference to the public and community they serve
  • How the transport planning profession can be more inclusive e.g. recruitment practices, engaging with stakeholders and communities
  • Identifying how technical and professional standards could be improved within the profession

The campaign will be delivered by addressing  three key pillars

  1. Who we are as an industry?
  2. Who we speak to when we develop our plans, policies, schemes? What good looks like
  3. How we hard wire into technical & professional standards

TP Day Campaign Sponsors

We're hugely grateful to our sponsors for their support for the 2021 Transport Planning Day campaign. 

The support from our partners enables us to shine a light on transport planning and the role  transport planners play in tackling the big challenges of our time, the way transport planning is delivered  to make better places for all people; as well as featuring positive role models to inspire the next generation of transport planners.

We are delighted to partner with AECOM  as Platinum sponsor of the campaign. 

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Thank you to Arup and Jacobs as Gold sponsors; Atkins, Stantec, Urban Movement and WSP as Silver sponsors and Kestrel Surveys, Podaris and Leeds School of Building as SME sponsors. 

How to get involved in TP Day 2021

Please get  in touch with TPS if you are interested in getting involved, sponsorship, writing a blog, and supporting this year's Campaign. Contact


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