Transport Planning & Decongestion

Rachel Smith helps Mayors cut traffic congestion.

Rachel gives Mayors and Councils the skills, information and step-by-step implementation methods they need to:

  • Cut traffic congestion
  • Solve real transport issues with affordable solutions
  • Be ready for the future by ensuring their transport planning reflects our modern lifestyles


Right now, our towns, cities and lives are in crisis:

  • Traffic congestion and the ‘School Run’
  • Car orientated low density suburban sprawl
  • Rising costs of new transport infrastructure
  • Inactivity, obesity & social isolation
  • Commuting further & working longer hours
  • Debt, ‘status shopping’ & rising living costs
  • Job insecurity, automation & redundancy

Most Councils have few plans, limited resources and no budget to cut traffic congestion and solve real issues.


Cut traffic congestion by implementing the steps in the book Decongestion: 7 steps for mayors and other city leaders to cut traffic congestion without the expense of new roads or annoyed residents.

About Rachel

Rachel is a Author, Speaker and Transport Planner. She’s spent 17 years working in the public and private sectors in the UK and Australia specialising in delivering transport behaviour change. She’s won international awards and has spoken about her work in the Palace of Westminster, twice at TEDx and regularly on TV and radio. Since being part of the BMW Guggenheim Lab and her latest TEDx Talk ‘Dream a new Australian Dream’ she’s been fascinated with our ever changing modern lifestyles. Rachel’s clients include Mayors and Councils in Australia, UK, Europe, USA and New Zealand.

Products & services

Rachel helps Mayors cut traffic congestion and helps Councils ensure their transport planning reflects modern lifestyles.

  • Books – Rachel’s brought information, proven solutions and implementation processes to life in best-selling books.
  • Speaking – Rachel specialises in conference presentations. She shares solutions in inspirational, thought-provoking, informative and entertaining keynote speeches.
  • Advice – Rachel identifies critical areas where Councils need to plan, resource and budget. She gives tailored practical advice.
  • Insights – Rachel uncovers real transport truths and insights via targeted social media. She doesn’t make assumptions. She will always ask, listen and discuss.
  • Implementation and coaching – Rachel helps Mayors cut traffic congestion by helping and coaching them through implementing the 7 steps in Decongestion, focusing on solutions that can be delivered quickly, easily and cheaply.
  • Training – Rachel will upskill Councils with what she’s learnt over the last 20 years. You don’t have to waste time and money working things out. Rachel focusses on delivery and monitoring.

We’ll be adding an online booking form very soon! For now, please phone or email  rachel (at) cyclingrachelsmith (dot) com