Here is a selection of articles by Steve Melia published in recent years. For academic journal publications, see my page on the University of the West of England website
|I was Wrongfully Arrested with Extinction Rebellion
||Bright Green, September 4th 2021|
|We need direct action to overcome the government’s inaction on decarbonising transport
||Bright Green, August 14th 2021|
|Tory decarbonisation plans are based on fantasy. What’s Labour’s response?
||Left Foot Forward August 2nd 2021|
|Can road closure schemes really make traffic disappear?
||LTT, July 27th 2021
|The Left should recognise there's no such thing as "the Economy"
||Left Foot Forward July 5th 2021|
|Hancock's Resignation and the Climate Emergency
||Transport Times, July 1st 2021|
|Vision of a Police State in a Cornish Village: Extinction Rebellion at the G7
||Bright Green, June 23rd 2021|
|Have protest movements made any difference to transport?
||LTT, June 15th 2021|
|The G7 summit in Cornwall is set to re-awaken Extinction Rebellion
||Bright Green, May 12th 2021
|The lesson from England’s elections? Labour needs to split
||Left Foot Forward May 12th 2021
|Can we stop 20 years of urbanisation from unravelling?
||Bright Green, April 4th 2021|
|A better future for transport after the pandemic?
||Bright Green, April 4th 2021
|Why do some environmentalists oppose decarbonisation of vehicles?||Transport Times, February 26th 2021|
|The green movement should support the HS2 protestors
||Bright Green, February 20th 2021
|REVEALED: The strange forces behind the government’s ‘Free Speech’ push||Left Foot Forward February 17th 2021|
|Climate conspiracy theorists in transport – and in government?
||Bright Green, February 17th 2021|
|Railing against HS2||The Ecologist, February 2nd 2021|
|Can National Road Pricing Survive ‘Real Politics’?
||Transport Times, February 1st 2021|
|Forecasting and the Experts We've Had Enough of||Transport Times, December 3rd 2020|
|Public Transport and Future Pandemics – Is There a Plan B?
||Transport Times, October 7th 2020|
|Decarbonising Slowly or Quickly
||Focus (magazine of the CILT) October 2020
|A Wake up Call
||The Ecologist, September 17th 2020
|XR or Murdoch?
||The Ecologist, September 8th 2020|
|Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods - An Old Idea 'Lying Around' in a Crisis
||Transport Times, August 19th 2020|
|A Crisis of Wishful Thinking and Inconvenient Evidence
||Transport Times, July 1st 2020
|Plans for New Roads Threaten the Countryside and Limit Action on the Climate Crisis
||Bristol Cable, January 31st 2020
|How I Went from Government Advisor to Convicted Climate Protestor
||The Guardian, August 8th 2019
|Road pricing. Really? After the Paris riots policymakers need to think again
||Local Transport Today, December 14th 2018
|Revised planning policy offers opportunity to limit parking at new developments
||Local Transport Today, October 26th 2018|
|Everyone says transport is good for the economy. But does anyone really know?
||Local Transport Today, January 18th 2018
|To get a good deal for cyclists do we need to annoy people?
||Local Transport Today, September 15th 2017
|A Return to Paris
||Cycle Magazine, June/July 2017
|Evaluations are clear on one thing: Sticks beat carrots for modal shift
||Local Transport Today, May 12th 2017|
|The environment comes first so we must drive down transport CO2
||Local Transport Today, March 18th 2016|
|A Tale of More than Two Cities
||Sunday Telegraph Business Reporter Supplement, September 20th 2015
|Politics Rather than Evidence Shapes Debate on Parking Standards
Parking Review, January 31st 2015
|Peak Oil - the Wrong Argument for the Right Reasons||The Ecologist, December 23rd 2014|
|How Do We Let Our City Grow Without Traffic Strangling Us All?||Bristol Post, October 17th 2014|
|No sign of Smart Travel Towns in Census||Local Transport Today, April 19th 2013|
|Europe Leads the Way on Shared Space Debate||Highways Magazine, June 2012|
|The DfT’s shared space guidance is based on flawed research and political spin||Local Transport Today, December 2, 2011|
|Ireland's Ghost Housing Estates||Planning, November 18th 2011|
|Appraisal is Built on Pseudo-Science||Local Transport Today, 20 August 2010|
|Intensification and Problems - Real & Imagined||Town & Country Planning July/August 2010|
|My Carfree Journey||AtoB Magazine, Issue 78, June 2010|
|Carfree Cities An Idea With Legs||Guardian.co.uk, October 29, 2009|
|We're Fooling Ourselves if we Think that Bus Services Can Attract Large Numbers of People Out of their Cars||Local Transport Today, March 27, 2009|
|Local Authorities Have Failed: It's Time to Transfer the National Cycle Network to the Highways Agency||Local Transport Today, October 31 2008|
|Eco-Towns||AtoB Magazine, September 2008|
|Ministers Could Realise Their Ambition for Carfree Lifestyles in Ecotowns -||Local Transport Today, May 30th 2008|
|Neighbourhoods Should be Made Permeable for Walking and Cycling But Not for Cars||Local Transport Today, January 23rd 2008|
|Ecotown Mobility||Town & Country Planning November 2007|
|Going Dutch||Cycle, (magazine of the CTC) October/November 2007|
|We Must Alter Our Thinking About Cars||Western Morning News, August 4th 2007|
|Tapestry Town - (Aubusson)||France magazine March 2007|
|Cycling Towns - Freiburg||Cycle, (magazine of the CTC) December/January 2006/7|
|Blair & Brown Show Threatens Countryside||Western Morning News, May 19th 2006|
|A Weekend in Bath||Triangle (magazine of the YHA) Spring/Summer 2006|
|Design Process Splits Views||Planning, August 19th 2005|
|The Town With No Heart||Regeneration & Renewal, May 13th 2005|
|Hire Bikes Round The Hapsburg Empire||The Highwayman, September 2005|
for the Future
(with Nancy Omolo)
|New Start, October 24th 2004|
|Difficult Housing Choices Face Us All||Western Morning News, March 23rd 2004|
|Devon's Forgotten Slaves||Devon Life January 2004|
|Hakuna Matata||Cycle, (magazine of the CTC) July/August 2004|
|Democratic Accountability - Who Are They Trying to Kid? *||Western Morning News, August 2003|
|The Day The Sea Came Down The Chimney||Devon Life, May 2002|
Note: some of the articles are shown as submitted, before editorial changes.