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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2015 MODEshift Convention

On 6th November ,the project team will be running a workshop on the ‘Fleximobility’ concept at the 2015 MODEshift convention in Birmingham. Further details can be found here: http://www.modeshift.org.uk/convention Modeshift is a not for profit membership organisation funded by the public, private and community sectors in the United Kingdom. They aim to secure increased levels of safe, active and sustainable travel in educational establishments, businesses and communities thereby engendering widespread travel behaviour change in the long term.

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2015 MODEshift Convention

On 6th November ,the project team will be running a workshop on the ‘Fleximobility’ concept at the 2015 MODEshift convention in Birmingham. Further details can be found here: http://www.modeshift.org.uk/convention Modeshift is a not for profit membership organisation funded by the public, private and community sectors in the United Kingdom. They aim to secure increased levels of safe, active and sustainable travel in educational establishments, businesses and communities thereby engendering widespread travel behaviour change in the long term.

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ESRC Sustainable Behaviour Seminar

On Monday 21st September, Tim will be giving a talk as part of the ESRC Seminar Series on Behaviour Change. This will be around the event topic “Approaches to Achieving Sustainable Behaviours” and will contain many references to the project’s ‘Fleximobility’ concept. Further information on this event and the rest of the seminar series can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/research/bsmc/esrcseminarseries.aspx The series is organised by Bristol Social Marketing Centre at UWE, in conjunction with partners from Capita, City University London, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), On Target Consulting, University College London, University of Bath, University of Exeter, and the University of Manchester

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ESRC Sustainable Behaviour Seminar

On Monday 21st September, Tim will be giving a talk as part of the ESRC Seminar Series on Behaviour Change. This will be around the event topic “Approaches to Achieving Sustainable Behaviours” and will contain many references to the project’s ‘Fleximobility’ concept. Further information on this event and the rest of the seminar series can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/research/bsmc/esrcseminarseries.aspx The series is organised by Bristol Social Marketing Centre at UWE, in conjunction with partners from Capita, City University London, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), On Target Consulting, University College London, University of Bath, University of Exeter, and the University of Manchester

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