Below you will find some “scribbled notes from the back of the room” from Ian Philip on the recent Cycle City Expo in Leeds – a highlight for the British Cycling Community. In fact this provides and excellent snap shot of some of the sessions (ed – word’s below are Ian’s).
As part of the annual conference of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), held in Slovakia, a guided tour of a Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche car assembly factory took place. We visited the Bratislava plant, one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world. It produces ~400,000 cars per year and has contributed over 3 million wheeled metal boxes to humanity during its 45 years in operation. This post describes the visit, from the perspective of an environmentally minded transport geographer.