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Injury research - under-reporting, inequalities, and safety in numbers - Dr Rachel Aldred

May 2018 - (run time 23 minutes)

Dr Rachel Aldred, is a Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster and member of CIHT.  Today (17 May 2018) saw the launch of a number of key reports by Rachel on injury risk.  The interview with Rachel seeks to answer questions such as:  1. How many un-reported road injuries are there? Who is most affected? 2. Do drivers using residential streets put pedestrians at greater risk than drivers using main roads? 3. Is ‘safety in numbers’ observed over time? 4. What kinds of roads have higher/lower injury risk for people cycling?

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Rachel Aldred website.jpgDr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster. Rachel teaches Westminster’s MSc Transport Planning and Management and also sits on the editorial board of Transport Reviews. In 2016 Rachel was awarded the ESRC Outstanding Impact in Public Policy Prize, and the first annual Westminster University Prize for Research Excellence. Rachel has been named as one of the Progress 1000 Most Influential Londoners and one of her research projects (Near Miss Project) was awarded Cycling Initiative of the Year 2015 by Total Women’s Cycling. Also, according to BikeBiz, Rachel is one of the 100 Women of the Year 2015.

Since November 2012 Rachel has twice been elected as a Trustee of the London Cycling Campaign and Rachel is also Chair of its Policy Forum.  More information here.

Papers referenced in podcast:

  1. Aldred, R. 2018. Road injuries in the National Travel Survey: under-reporting and inequalities in injury risk. London: Westminster University, http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/21111/
  2. Aldred, R. 2018. Inequalities in self-report road injury risk in Britain: a new analysis of National Travel Survey data, focusing on pedestrian injuries, Journal of Transport & Health, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214140517306308
  3. Aldred, R. 2018. Motor traffic on urban minor and major roads: impacts on pedestrian and cyclist injuries. Municipal Engineer: https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jmuen.16.00068
  4. Aldred, R., Goel, R., Woodcock, J., Goodman, A. 2018. Contextualising Safety in Numbers: a longitudinal investigation into change in cycling safety in Britain, 1991–2001 and 2001–2011, Injury Prevention: http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2017/11/30/injuryprev-2017-042498
  5. Aldred, R., Goodman, A., Gulliver, J., Woodcock, J. 2018. Cycling injury risk in London: a case-control study exploring the impact of cycle volumes, motor vehicle volumes, and road characteristics including speed limits, Accident Analysis & Prevention 117, 75-84, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457518301076

From a fat city to a fit city - Dr Nicholas Falk

May 2018 - (run time 37 minutes)

Dr Nicholas Falk, winner of the Wolfson Prize for his work on garden cities talks to CIHT about the failures of successes of urban planning in the UK, what we can learn from other countries and the dire consequences of getting it wrong. The podcast is of interest to anyone involved in transport planning or the recent NPPF consultation.

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Nicholas Falk picture website.jpgDr Nicholas Falk, BA MBA Hon FRIBA Hon MRTPI  founded the not for profit  research and consultancy company URBED in 1976. He is an economist, urbanist and strategic planner with degrees from University College Oxford, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the London School of Economics. He specialises in helping towns and cities plan and deliver urban regeneration and sustainable growth. He is co-author of URBED‘s submission on Uxcester Garden City that won the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize. He has been advising Grosvenor Developments and Oxford City Council on the urban extension to Oxford at Barton Park, and previously devised the Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth. (www.urbed.coop)

His many publications on new settlements include Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods: building the 21st century home with David Rudlin (Architectural Press 2009), Regeneration in European Cities: making connections (JRF 2008), and contributions to Sir Peter Hall’s last book Good Cities Better Lives: how Europe discovered the lost art of urbanism. (Routledge 2014).

As director of The URBED Trust www.urbedtrust.com he is running action research projects to build eco homes in Southern India www.smarterurbanisation.org and to use land value uplift to help fund a metro system for Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, a Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, and had a Harkness Fellowship to the USA 1967-69.