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The majority of elderly pedestrians are unable to completely cross the road during the ‘green man’ phase of a pedestrian crossing cycle,... continue
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Peter Warman
The digital and data revolution is having a big impact on the wide range of professionals – and communities ­– involved in place and... continue
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Units such as the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, and the... continue
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The Government has commissioned a transport consultant to examine whether the evidence is available to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of moving to... continue
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A study by civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests that using stiffer pavements could reduce fuel consumption by as... continue
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Passenger Focus doesn’t conduct its own research, instead commissioning the work from market research organisations on a framework list of... continue
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an innovative means of telling motorists when slowing down might enable... continue
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Andrew Forster
Supporters of travel behaviour change policies this week voiced frustration at the DfT’s decision to retain some negative remarks in modelling... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Even the most important research findings – induced traffic, say, or the traffic forecasts that appeared to justify huge infrastructure... continue
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TRL, The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, and Road Safety Analysis (RSA) have announced that they are to combine their capabilities and... continue
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A team at Northumbria University has developed a new formula to predict the impact that electric cars will have on the nation’s power... continue
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A consultant at Steer Davies Gleave has won the 2011 Voorhees-Large Prize for research into bus bunching. David Bellinger’s transport Masters... continue
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Bus industry lobby group Greener Journeys is commissioning a report to emphasise the importance of buses to town centre economies. The Buses and... continue
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One in eight mobile phone users in North America and Western Europe will be using near field communication (NFC) phones as a rail or bus ticket by... continue
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Car club members in London make far fewer car trips than other license holders living in the capital, according to analysis by TRL. The research... continue
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The Government is setting up a new research programme to develop future urban transport technologies. The ‘Transport systems and future cities... continue
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Miles Tight has been appointed professor of transport, energy and environment at the school of engineering, University of Birmingham. He joins from... continue
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Andrew Forster
Over the last 20 years speed cameras have become a familiar part of the roadside furniture in the UK. But what effect have they had on injury... continue
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Sixteen students have started what is billed as the first Masters course to train future public sector highways managers. The MSc in highway... continue
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A team of researchers led by academics from Cambridge University has developed a method of ‘repurposing’ data sources from local... continue
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