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.