CIHT will be hosting the next monthly masterclass in our webinar series on 26 May 2022 at 13:00-14:00.
The webinar will take place on the GoTo Webinar platform and will see a set of presentations from several experts within the industry who will present on the topic of Planning and Designing Active Travel Infrastructure Around the UK.
There will be a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar where the audience can ask the speakers their questions.
This webinar is free for all CIHT Members to attend and is charged for CIHT partner employees and non-members.
Walking and cycling have the least carbon output of all ways to travel. Currently, only 4% of total distance travelled by households with access to a car is accounted for by walking. While car journeys under 2 miles made up a stark 45% of urban trips in England in 2019.
This shows a clear opportunity to encourage mode shift to active travel, reducing carbon dioxide output and, in-turn, benefiting our local economies through a happier and healthier society.
With the recent release of, Active Travel: Local Authority Toolkit, we can see encouraging signs of steps being taken to promote active travel.
In this CIHT webinar on Active Travel, we will focus on active travel projects from around the UK and hear the different approaches in which planning and designing this infrastructure can take.
Synopsis: As part of its Paths for Everyone vision for the National Cycle Network, Sustrans is working with partners to redesign access controls and pinch points on the Network, making it accessible to users of all mobility.
Dan leads the team delivering this work in Scotland. He will present on the development of GIS tools that has enabled a small army of volunteers to go out and audit their local routes, on the partner and user group engagement behind the infrastructure changes already achieved, and future for this important area of work.
Biography: Dan is a transport planner with a background in community development and volunteer engagement. He has been working for over eight years with partners and communities across the UK to make it easier for people to walk and cycle for their everyday journeys.
He has delivered transformative public realm projects in Derby and Leicester, mobilised volunteers throughout England to get more people out cycling and walking in their communities and delivered projects throughout Scotland to fix and grow the National Cycle Network.
Inclusive Streets in the City of London
Synopsis: This presentation will outline why the City of London Corporation is prioritising walking and inclusive streets to support the post-pandemic recovery of London’s financial district and deliver its ambitious climate and transport strategies. It will also provide a brief overview of the City of London Street Accessibility Tool, a pioneering approach to assess how street design impacts on disabled people based on their impairment(s) and mobility strategy, ensuring streets are street comfortable and useable spaces for people with diverse needs.
Biography: Bruce McVean leads the team that develops and delivers transport policy and projects in the City of London, helping to ensure London’s financial district and historic centre remains a great place to live, work and visit. He is a transport planner and urbanist with a passion for creating attractive, inclusive streets and spaces that are great places to walk and spend time. Bruce chairs the NLA’s expert panel on transport and infrastructure and is a former Trustee of Living Streets. Previous roles include Principal Strategy Planner at Transport for London and Senior Policy Advisor at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).
Synopsis: This presentation will provide an insight into the concept and creation of the CYCLOPS design technique. The presentation will also provide a real life worked example, covering the 2D geometrical design and modelling considerations made to overcome the challenges faced when incorporating a CYCLOPS junction on an existing site.
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Biography: Charles started his career as a Graduate Engineer at Wigan Council whereby his role was to undertake the detailed design and project management of various civils projects within the borough. After 4 years, he then moved to Keepmoat Homes as an Engineer. His role there was to ensure the delivery of the various civils components associated with housing developments.
Charles' current role as UTC Engineer (design) at TfGM is to ensure the delivery of the design and modelling of traffic signal junctions within Greater Manchester.
He recently won the Institution of Civil Engineers Tony Chapman Medal for best incorporated Professional Review of 2021. Charles is currently working towards his full Chartership with the ICE