What world do you live in? Blurred boundaries between physical and digital spaces

Scot Le Vine, Jacek Pawlak and John Polak are inviting submissions to a TGRG-sponsored session entitled “What world do you live in? Blurred boundaries between physical and digital spaces”. This will take place at the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference, 26-29 August 2014. See below for details.

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TGRG sponsored sessions at RGS 2014 announced

After tendering for session proposals, the TGRG committee has decided on those that it will officially sponsor for the RGS-IBG annual conference to be held from 26th – 29th August in London.

If you would like to present at this prestigious conference under the Transport Geography Research Group banner, you can submit an abstract to the organisers of one of these sponsored sessions. Full details will follow; for now, please see the list of session titles below and feel free to contact the conveners if you think your research would be suitable:

Abstract submissions should be submitted to one or more of these conveners by Friday 7th February. Early submission is recommended to ensure the abstracts (~300 words) can be reviewed before the Royal Geographic Society’s own deadlines.

Jon Orcutt on how New York became a cycle friendly city

The presentation below is truly inspiring, demonstrating how simple measures can encourage cycling in even the most car-dominated of cities. Jon Orcutt is the Policy Director of New York’s Department of Transport and has seen cycling more than double in his time at the top. See this process in action and listen to how this happened in his own words, below:

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Modelling on the Move: Cycling and Transport Modelling

The Modelling on the Move seminar series has reached it’s 6th iteration, and is now open for booking.

The topic is Cycling and Transport Modelling is now open for booking and a provisional timetable will be available soon. Please see http://modellingonthemove.org/events/modelling-on-the-move-6-cycling-transport-modelling/ for more information and to register your interest in the event. Do feel free to share the details of the event with colleagues who might be interested.

Barriers to cycling and policy implications

This was a fascinating presentation delivered by Ann Jopson from Leeds Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) at an event entitled “The Challenges of Sustainable Mobility in our Cities”. In it, new data is presented on people’s attitudes towards cycling and explanations as to why so few people do cycle regularly despite widespread positive intentions surrounding active travel. The event was not filmed; fortunately I brought my audio recorder along and Ann kindly sent me the slides, allowing an audio-visual slide sharing experience. So please see below, sit back and enjoy the talk.

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