The facilities and services of infrastructure should have sustainable development at their core and need to be broadly available, accessible, inclusive and beneficial to all. Providing reliable and accessible low-emissions transport is critical to achieving this objective and widely recognised as being a key contributor to improving livelihoods and economic productivity.
Re-evaluate thinking on redundant transport infrastructure. Any assessment of network robustness should consider operation during a crisis as well as recovery from failure of critical links. It should also account for lack of alternative routes and demand-weighted importance of each link.
Include accessibility measures - defined as ease of access to goods, services and activities - in transport planning and appraisal methodologies.