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Report on York City Council Office Reorganisation

This short report aims to highlight the most important findings to emerge from a survey conducted by the Disruptin project into the impacts of the recent workplace reorganisation implemented by the City of York Council (CYC). As part of the reorganisation CYC consolidated its offices and workforce in 2013 from 17 sites to just 2 sites, West Offices and Hazel Court. In addition CYC also introduced new working practises that encouraged flexible working hours, ‘hot-desking’ and working from home

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Report on York City Council Office Reorganisation

This short report aims to highlight the most important findings to emerge from a survey conducted by the Disruptin project into the impacts of the recent workplace reorganisation implemented by the City of York Council (CYC). As part of the reorganisation CYC consolidated its offices and workforce in 2013 from 17 sites to just 2 sites, West Offices and Hazel Court. In addition CYC also introduced new working practises that encouraged flexible working hours, ‘hot-desking’ and working from home

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Bridge Closure Evaluation

Professor Greg Marsden and Jeremy Shires led an independent evaluation of a trial closure of a key river crossing in York for the City of York Council. The closure banned private cars from using the bridge between 10am in the morning and 5pm at night but was removed at the end of the six month period because of complaints from local residents and businesses. The project evaluation report and the council deliberations can be found here: http://democracy.york.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=34626#mgDocuments Restricted Access The scheme was opening up the route from York Railway Station to the famous York Minster and the pedestrianized shopping areas of York

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Bridge Closure Evaluation

Professor Greg Marsden and Jeremy Shires led an independent evaluation of a trial closure of a key river crossing in York for the City of York Council. The closure banned private cars from using the bridge between 10am in the morning and 5pm at night but was removed at the end of the six month period because of complaints from local residents and businesses. The project evaluation report and the council deliberations can be found here: http://democracy.york.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=34626#mgDocuments Restricted Access The scheme was opening up the route from York Railway Station to the famous York Minster and the pedestrianized shopping areas of York

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CoGet @ Future Everything

We are experimenting with our social logistics software CoGet at Future Everything in March: http://futureeverything.org/events/coget-things-move-people-around/ Based upon the research from the Sixth Sense Transport project that combined social networking with locative media to support collaborative travel practices, CoGet makes a further leap toward a future in which objects borrow our daily routines to move themselves around. We are running a serious of experimental workshops – see below for blurb Sign up here to play: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-informatics-coget-demo-how-to-coget-tickets-10867024563 and this is the link to the CoGet iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/coget/id843552747?mt=8   CoGet: Things Move People Around Co-things is a public experiment that uses software to predict where things need to be, and borrows the legs of humans to move them

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CoGet @ Future Everything

We are experimenting with our social logistics software CoGet at Future Everything in March: http://futureeverything.org/events/coget-things-move-people-around/ Based upon the research from the Sixth Sense Transport project that combined social networking with locative media to support collaborative travel practices, CoGet makes a further leap toward a future in which objects borrow our daily routines to move themselves around. We are running a serious of experimental workshops – see below for blurb Sign up here to play: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-informatics-coget-demo-how-to-coget-tickets-10867024563 and this is the link to the CoGet iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/coget/id843552747?mt=8   CoGet: Things Move People Around Co-things is a public experiment that uses software to predict where things need to be, and borrows the legs of humans to move them

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Transport Futures: The role of digital technologies in future transport systems

The Sustainable Society Network+ (SSN+) and the New Economic Models in the Digital Economy network (NEMODE) organized a symposium on the role of digital technologies in our future transport systems and their supply chains.

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Transport Futures: The role of digital technologies in future transport systems

The Sustainable Society Network+ (SSN+) and the New Economic Models in the Digital Economy network (NEMODE) organized a symposium on the role of digital technologies in our future transport systems and their supply chains.

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Transport Futures: The role of digital technologies in future transport systems

The Sustainable Society Network+ (SSN+) and the New Economic Models in the Digital Economy network (NEMODE) organized a symposium on the role of digital technologies in our future transport systems and their supply chains. This event took place at the Imperial College Business School in London last week (21st March 2014). The discussions involved the role of the rapid advance of the digital economy (e.g.

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Transport Futures: The role of digital technologies in future transport systems

The Sustainable Society Network+ (SSN+) and the New Economic Models in the Digital Economy network (NEMODE) organized a symposium on the role of digital technologies in our future transport systems and their supply chains. This event took place at the Imperial College Business School in London last week (21st March 2014). The discussions involved the role of the rapid advance of the digital economy (e.g.

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University of Brighton commuter trials

The last of the bikes are being returned this week after 2 very successful trials with staff from the University of Brighton. The first trial participants collected their bikes at the end of June / early July and over the following 2 months the participants were able to take advantage of the wonderful summer weather. In September the bikes were returned, serviced and sent out again with the second tranche of participants.

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University of Brighton commuter trials

The last of the bikes are being returned this week after 2 very successful trials with staff from the University of Brighton. The first trial participants collected their bikes at the end of June / early July and over the following 2 months the participants were able to take advantage of the wonderful summer weather. In September the bikes were returned, serviced and sent out again with the second tranche of participants.

40 members of staff took part in the two trials; the participants were based in all 3 of the university’s Brighton campuses which are spread across the city. The project team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.

An enormous amount of data and information has been collected during these trials; we will now be busy collating and analysing this rich source of material and preparing the project report!

 

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E-bikes power up Brighton on Saturday 9 March

People from Brighton and Hove are being invited to try out new electrically-assisted bikes in a bid to boost cycling in the UK.

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E-bikes power up Brighton on Saturday 9 March

People from Brighton and Hove are being invited to try out new electrically-assisted bikes in a bid to boost cycling in the UK.

The e-bikes, as they are known, are being tested at a free event in Preston Park, Brighton, next Saturday (9 March) and are part of a University of Brighton-led project to increase the number of people who travel by bike.

The project is led by Dr Frauke Behrendt, a researcher from the university’s Faculty of Arts, and is funded by a three-year grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The research team has been working with Brighton & Hove Council over the past year to trial the e-bikes across the city. The public event is co-funded by the LSTF (Local Sustainable Transport Fund).

E-bikes are fitted with rechargeable batteries which help when riders peddle against head-winds or up steep hills. They are very popular on the continent but have yet to become widely-used in the UK. The project partners hope that by pioneering their use in the UK, they can create more interest in e-bikes and encourage a wider range of people to cycle.

At the event members of the public who have expressed an interest in trying the bikes will be able to put them through their paces. Access to specialist one-to-one cycle training for the e-bikes will also be provided. Travel advisers from the council will also be available to talk to people about their travel options in Brighton & Hove.

Anyone who would like to try the bikes or receive training must register in advance, as spaces are limited. To register please complete the online survey – https://www.smart-survey.co.uk/s/70852GGOXP or call 01273 642689.

The 35 bikes involved in the trial are made by project partner and manufacturer Raleigh UK. Local company Baker St Bikes is also supporting the project by providing e-bike maintenance and advice to the public, while M-Cycle is providing the e-cycle training.

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1. Contact for a case study: Maria Robinson from M-Cycle,maria@M-CYCLEHIRE.CO.UK)
2. Interviewees from Brighton & Hove City Council (Abby Hone, abby.hone@brighton-hove.gov.uk, University of Brighton (Frauke Behrendt, f.behrendt@brighton.ac.uk), Baker St Bikes (Chris Balchin, 01273 675754), and cycle trainer Maria Robinson from M-Cycle maria@M-CYCLEHIRE.CO.UK available on request
3.  There will be photo opportunities on 9 March with members of public testing the e-bikes and receiving specialist tuition. Please contact kathy.caton@googlemail.com for further details if you wish to attend to photograph/report on the event.
4. A three-year grant from the EPSRC has enabled Dr Behrendt, and colleagues Dr Sally Cairns from TRL (Transport Research Laboratory ) and UCL (University College London), and David Raffo, from University of Ulster, to set up the ‘smart e-bikes’ project. The project developed out of an event which focused on encouraging more sustainable travel behaviour, habits and practices.

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