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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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Modelling adaptive capacity to fuel shocks

Below is an audio slide-show of a talk by Ian Philips from the University of Leeds, Institute of Transport Studies. It was not hosted by the TGRG (for that, see other Write-ups), but jointly, by the GIS Research Group and the Population Geography Research Group. 

The reason that it appears here is that it was about transport, or more specifically, to what extent people can travel in the event of an ‘oil shock‘. This is exciting research, as it breaks out of the ‘business as usual’ assumption upon which most transport geography is based. Instead, it pushes our understanding of personal travel to the extreme. Would you be able to get to work if fuel ran out tomorrow? Watch this presentation to find out why this question is so important.