Resilience Interim Report

The interim report from the resilience workshop is now available to download. The workshop looked at four different areas: Understanding the diversity of users on the network and their needs; The role of information and communication in managing disruptions; The effectiveness of actions to adapt transport and non-transport services; and Understanding the social and economic impacts of such events. Key findings were clustered into six main areas including coordination, information, behavioural insights and economic impacts

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Resilience Interim Report

The interim report from the resilience workshop is now available to download. The workshop looked at four different areas: Understanding the diversity of users on the network and their needs; The role of information and communication in managing disruptions; The effectiveness of actions to adapt transport and non-transport services; and Understanding the social and economic impacts of such events. Key findings were clustered into six main areas including coordination, information, behavioural insights and economic impacts

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Resilience Workshop

Following work with Transport Scotland on the impacts of the Forth Road Bridge Closure Disruption Project team members Greg Marsden, Jillian Anable, Iain Docherty and Jeremy Shires ran a workshop for 32 stakeholders in Glasgow on 15th November. As well as learning from the FRB closure the workshop included case studies from Calderdale, York and Cumbria and the flooding from Storms Desmond and Eva. Resilience Workshop Participants putting together priority recommendations

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Resilience Workshop

Following work with Transport Scotland on the impacts of the Forth Road Bridge Closure Disruption Project team members Greg Marsden, Jillian Anable, Iain Docherty and Jeremy Shires ran a workshop for 32 stakeholders in Glasgow on 15th November. As well as learning from the FRB closure the workshop included case studies from Calderdale, York and Cumbria and the flooding from Storms Desmond and Eva. Resilience Workshop Participants putting together priority recommendations

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Travel Behaviour Response to Major Transport System Disruptions: Implications for Smarter Resilience Planning

This briefing paper by Greg, Jeremy, Jillian and Iain presents evidence collected from new studies of behavioural adaptation during disruptive events and uses this to identify four areas for action to improve how we plan for resilience and how we assess the worth of different types of investment strategy: 1.The development of Smart Resilience Strategies – which are a combination of transport and non-transport responses which work together to minimize the impacts of temporary infrastructure loss; 2.Measures to improve the usefulness, impact and co-ordination of communications with the public and businesses during disruptions, enabling social adaptation and reducing time wasted in unnecessarily perilous and extended journeys; 3.A continued programme of developing the capacity of travellers and businesses to adapt to different events through greater multi-modality and an increase in smart and flexible working practices; and 4.A reassessment of the approach to understanding the economic impacts of disruptive events which extends well beyond the apparent reductions in flows and increases in journey times observed on the networks and captures the societal and economic impacts in a more holistic way. Travel Behaviour Responses report

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Travel Behaviour Response to Major Transport System Disruptions: Implications for Smarter Resilience Planning

This briefing paper by Greg, Jeremy, Jillian and Iain presents evidence collected from new studies of behavioural adaptation during disruptive events and uses this to identify four areas for action to improve how we plan for resilience and how we assess the worth of different types of investment strategy: 1.The development of Smart Resilience Strategies – which are a combination of transport and non-transport responses which work together to minimize the impacts of temporary infrastructure loss; 2.Measures to improve the usefulness, impact and co-ordination of communications with the public and businesses during disruptions, enabling social adaptation and reducing time wasted in unnecessarily perilous and extended journeys; 3.A continued programme of developing the capacity of travellers and businesses to adapt to different events through greater multi-modality and an increase in smart and flexible working practices; and 4.A reassessment of the approach to understanding the economic impacts of disruptive events which extends well beyond the apparent reductions in flows and increases in journey times observed on the networks and captures the societal and economic impacts in a more holistic way. Travel Behaviour Responses report

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Working Paper on the Governance of Smart Mobility

Iain, Greg and Jillian from the project have written up a working paper on the need to plan more effectively for the transition to ‘smart mobility’.

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Working Paper on the Governance of Smart Mobility

Iain, Greg and Jillian from the project have written up a working paper on the need to plan more effectively for the transition to ‘smart mobility’.

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Fleximobility – Project Brochure

The Disruption project has produced a brochure describing the concept of Fleximobility that came out of the project. The brochure is available here: Fleximobility Brochure For a further range of information on fleximobility, please visit our outreach website at: http://www.fleximobility.solutions

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Fleximobility – Project Brochure

The Disruption project has produced a brochure describing the concept of Fleximobility that came out of the project. The brochure is available here: Fleximobility Brochure For a further range of information on fleximobility, please visit our outreach website at: http://www.fleximobility.solutions

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Opening of DfT funded ‘University Campus e-bikes’, a follow-on project using smart e-bikes results

Project lead Dr Frauke Behrendt successfully applied with Dr Anne Mandy for Department for Transport/Carplus funding (£35,464) for the  ‘University Campus e-bikes’  project in Eastbourne. This project is an example for the impact of the ‘smart e-bike’ research findings

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Opening of DfT funded ‘University Campus e-bikes’, a follow-on project using smart e-bikes results

Project lead Dr Frauke Behrendt successfully applied with Dr Anne Mandy for Department for Transport/Carplus funding (£35,464) for the ‘University Campus e-bikes’ project in Eastbourne. This project is an example for the impact of the ‘smart e-bike’ research findings.

The opening was supported by Transport Minister Andrew Jones, with Shane Snow and John Sweeetman from the Department for Transport, alongside  Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansel and Mayor Councillor Janet Coles, as well as the University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris.

“Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “Electric bikes are a great way to encourage new people to get into cycling and I hope this interesting scheme encourages more people to take it up. Cycling helps cut congestion and is a healthy, affordable transport option.” (Press release).

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Research Results Video

This video summarises the results and policy implications of our e-bike research in the UK. When an e-bike is made available, many people choose to use it, and it has substantial effects on their travel behavior. This is likely to result in reduced carbon emissions, lower congestion and an increase in health and wellbeing

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Research Results Video

This video summarises the results and policy implications of our e-bike research in the UK. When an e-bike is made available, many people choose to use it, and it has substantial effects on their travel behavior. This is likely to result in reduced carbon emissions, lower congestion and an increase in health and wellbeing. Our study gave electrically-assisted bikes to 100 people, for 6-8 weeks each (commuters of 2 large employers+community groups). The ‘smart’ monitoring system recorded and transmitted bike usage data, used with survey+interview data. Watch the video for more results!

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