Data Discovery Centre at Traffex 2017

Traffex - Data Discovery Centre logo

I’m delighted to be running the Data Discovery Centre at Traffex, 4-6 April 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. Following on from the success of the #brumdatahack, the Centre is dedicated to visualising and making sense of the available datasets for West Midlands transport. The Centre is supported by Transport for West Midlands,

Technology meets Highways at WRA Congress in Glasgow 31 Oct – 1st November 2016

Drone photo A591 of credit Gaist Solutions Ltd

This years’ World Road Association (WRA) UK Congress in Glasgow, 31st October (Dinner Debate) and 1st November (Congress), provides a unique insight into the UK and international progress toward risk-based resilience for managing our highways assets. Much of our highway network (particularly the local road network) is demanding more intensive

Future Highways community network

Future Highways community site

The Future Highways community network futurehighways.net is now online. To celebrate, I thought I’d share some screenshots with you, together with some context around the journey so far….   After months of preparation with the Future Highways Forum members, open data community in Birmingham, and Landor LINKS, it’s really exciting to bring this all together into

Smarter Travel LIVE Transport Hack Weekend

Cyclestreets team at Smarter Travel Live Transport Hack March 2016

Some of the leading developers in the UK spent 48 hours at the offices of Landor LINKS in London to create solutions to real-life transport transport problems supplied by Lake District National Park, Buckinghamshire County Council and Traveline. The Transport Hackathon, sponsored by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, took place on the weekend of 12-13th

Open Data Day Highways Hackathon 5 March 2016

opendatahackathon

On the afternoon of Friday 4th March Open Mercia is celebrating Open Data Day 2016, with live streaming of the ODI Friday lunchtime lecture followed by an afternoon hackathon exploring how open data can help those working in environment, charities, and highways and transport. This post gives an introduction to the current challenges

Future Highways 2015

Highways Data

The Future of Highways Data post written in June 2014 was created for the speed learning session of the same name at the Future Highways Conference 2014.  A year on, the content remains relevant as many local authorities are moving from a reactive to proactive highways maintenance programme. One of the

Conference organisers missing out on huge opportunities to engage audiences

World Rod Assocation congress Network Resilience 2014 Belfast

Conference organisers in the highways and transport sector are failing to embrace social networking or challenge the traditional conference model sufficently to enable transformation of local highways services The World Road Association UK congress on Network Resilience, on 4th and 5th November 2014 in Belfast will be the fourth major highways

Engage with Video to Improve Local Transport

video to engage

If you’re trying to improve safety of local transport, or raise awareness of highways maintenance work that people forget happens every day, video is a great way to get your message across. Those ‘ah-ha’ moments, when we finally understand where someone else is coming from feel really good, but don’t