Delighted to be liveblogging the inaugural South West Highways Alliance conference and exhibition on highways funding, 14 June 2018 in Bristol.
I’m delighted to be liveblogging the Highways Term Maintenance Association conference on 25 October 2017. You’ll find the liveblog here…..
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, Innovation Engine, Yotta Ltd, andRead More
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 maintenance due to age andRead More
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 one hub. Its been lovely andRead More
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 March 2016, and the teamsRead More
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 facing those working in the highwaysRead More
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 biggest challenges is securing additionalRead More
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 and transport industry conference I’veRead More