News

How can we get drivers to give up their cars?

Many people have long believed that the way forward for cities to manage their transport is to get people out of their cars and on to public transport, their bikes or their feet. This...
08 March 2017/Number of views (392)

Diversity and Cycling

Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster

Like walking, cycling is regularly hailed as a ‘miracle pill’ equivalent. Most of us don’t get enough physical activity, which is linked to conditions from diabetes to...
10 February 2017/Number of views (1392)

Disruption is Good – But Policy Makers Need a Few Ground Rules to Manage Change

Jonathan Spear - Director of Strategic Transport and Intelligent Mobility with Atkins Acuity

The pace of technological change and its impact on our lives is ever more evident each day. It also has profound implications for our experience as consumers, set challenges for established...
13 January 2017/Number of views (712)
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Events

The #2017TPM programme is here! Running 28-29 June in Nottingham, make sure you check in on our dedicated conference page regularly for all the latest updates! 

Advancing skills knowledge with PTRC

Training

Delivering Effective Transport Policy

5 April, London

This course considers the basic principles of transport policy taking an objective-led approach as its starting point. It then addresses a range of mechanisms and approaches by which policy is translated into initiatives on the ground, taking account of planning and appraisal tools, stakeholder engagement and feedback and monitoring of desired outcomes.

Designing for Modellers

25 April, London

This course has been developed to provide modellers with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the physical transport network on which models are based. Taught through theory and practical examples, participants will gain an awareness of the foundation of highway and traffic design.

Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers

26-27 April, Birmingham

30-31 August, Glasgow

13-14 September, London

Is transport modelling something of an unknown quantity that you need to know more about? This course provides an indispensable introduction for anyone from a non-modelling background, and is designed for those managing transportation projects that involve and element of modelling.

Cycling Infrastructure Design

3 May, Bristol

In recent years, cycling has experienced something of a renaissance as a serious mode of transport in urban areas, due to the air quality, congestion alleviation and health benefits it offers. This course explores different methods of providing for safe and convenient cycling in the urban environment, illustrated by case studies of innovative cycle infrastructure design.

Parking Scheme Design

9 May, London

Through evaluation of industry guidance and case studies along with practical workshop exercises this course will appraise what might constitute best practice in sustainable, transparent and safe parking scheme design. Furthermore it will examine the underlying issues with consideration as to how typical challenges might best be met.