News

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

5th Annual Sharing The Street Conference - Safe and Secure Design
18th September - London

This conference considers how the design of measures to tackle concerns about terrorism, crime and driver behaviour impact on the functionality and visual appeal of the urban environment. Insight is provided into the current and emerging threats and risks on the UK’s streets and how they and enforcement activities are steering urban design features. Case studies illustrate how residential, town centre, city and other environments can be designed to be attractive, appealing, safe, secure and functional spaces for people, 24/7.

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Training

An Introduction to Highway Design & Construction
23rd and 24th September 2014
The principles of highway engineering apply not only to the construction of major new road schemes, but also to smaller improvements, reconstruction and ongoing road maintenance, carriageway widening, traffic calming, traffic management, cycle ways and residential road design. This two day course will consider the roles and responsibilities of highway authorities and consultants, and guide participants through highway design, implementation and maintenance processes of new or remodelled roads.

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