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GIS for Transport Applications workshop

The TGRG-sponsored ‘GIS for Transport Applications’ workshop took place in Leeds earlier this month. It was was the most popular of all workshops put on as part of the GIS Research UK (#GISRUK) conference. The aim was simple: to showcase and develop the growing expertise of Geographical Information Systems within the Transport Community.

Read below to hear about this event and see links to the free online tutorials developed for it.

Winning map from the ‘GIS4TA’ workshop

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Irish Transport Research Network Cycling Workshop, Limerick

The Irish Transport Research Network preceded their 2014 annual conference, at the University of Limerick, with a cycling-focused workshop celebrating Limerick’s position as a demonstration city for smarter travel.

The workshop took place on the 3rd September and effectively brought together practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across Ireland for both the workshop and the conference.

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Cycling and Active Travel

This was a broad yet deep overview of the state of cycle infrastructure as a specialist topic of expertise for civil engineers. John Parkin, Professor of Transport Engineering at the University of the West of England. To put this in context, it was part of an event on cycling organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers. Below you’ll find a very short write-up of the talk and, more importantly, a copy of John’s excellent slides and a link to an audio recording of the talk.

The talk built on the recent addition of the Institution’s of the Cycling Working Group. Creating a dedicated cycling group in this esteemed Institution is a small but significant step towards integrated transport planning in the UK and, as John says, it is inspiring to see that this group was primarily motivated by students – the new generation of civil engineers – rather than by a top-down process. This was one of the most informative and enjoyable talk on cycling I’ve seen in a long time. So sit back, hit ‘play’ in the soundcloud box and enjoy the ride.

 

Leeds-Bradfield ‘cycle superhighway’: a paradigm shift?

Yesterday an event called “Cycling – the Future?” took place, organised jointly by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), hosted at Leed’s MET University.  Below you will find a brief write-up of the event as well as some excellent slides.

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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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