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When will cycling be a ‘grown up’ mode?
I’ve also always spent some of my working week on development planning as well as cycling work. With a few honourable exceptions, the approach to cycling in new development is often pretty dismal …

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TPM 2014
I remember presenting my first paper at TPM back in 2008 as a graduate Transport Planner. Being pushed by my boss to submit an abstract … my surprise at being selected … the nerves on the day presenting in front of a room full of experts …

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Public Inquiries, EIP and Informal Hearings – the crucial role of training for success
As a professional who has been involved in a number of public inquiries, I’ve come to realise how crucial it is to road test ideas, skills and strategies. To be successful at inquiry, important ....

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Events

12th Transport Practitioners Meeting 2-3 July 2014
London Metropolitan University

The annual meeting place for all transport engineers, planners and urban transport designers. TPM 2014 will pursue a clear agenda with a focus on attracting outstanding keynote speakers on issues of national policy importance and multi streamed sessions, which will demonstrate how key policy instruments are turned into practical projects. This conference is one of the few which also gives an opportunity for transport practitioners to present a paper – an important part of professional development and networking. The prestigious annual awards ceremony and dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday, 2nd July at the Emirates Stadium, one of the world’s most breath-taking arenas.

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Training

Cycling for Transport: a 12 Week Evening Lecture Series  
1st April – 24th June 2014
Delivered by a high quality team of those at the top of their respective fields, this 12-week evening lecture series provides delegates with a broad range of best practice examples from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, enhancing technical expertise and understanding of techniques that encourage cycling. This course provides a solid basis of knowledge of cycling across engineering, policy, accessibility and health, leaving you well prepared to understand the full context of cycling for transport in the UK.

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Planning Public Transport Services
2nd - 3rd April 2014 
Providing high quality public transport has long been seen as a pro-active means of addressing challenges for European cities such as traffic congestion costs, traffic in cities, pollution-related deaths, rising costs of fuel and our unsustainable dependence on cars. However, Public Transport service planners and operators face a range of practical, financial, operational and social challenges in developing services. This course will focus on existing short range public transport planning practice and methods for improving it. This two-day course is a practical guide to operations planning, improved scheduling, market forecasting and economic appraisal methods for the development of bus and tram services. 

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