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 one hub.  Its been lovely andRead More

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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 March 2016, and the teamsRead More

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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 and transport industry conference I’veRead More

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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 happen as often as theyRead More

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What I learnt about School Transport

Ruth Steiner

Interchangeability 2014 is a unique conference bringing together educators, transport providers and creative thinkers to find ways to reduce spend on school transport yet ensure children get to school safely, and in a frame of mind that enables them to learn effectively. The organisers have put a tremendous amount of thought into every aspect ofRead More

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The Future of Highways Data

Data to decisions

How can data help transform local highways maintenance services in England? Building on the speed learning session on the Future of Highways Data at the Future Highways Conference 2014 (for which the post below was written), this remains so relevant as many local authorities are now moving from reactive to proactive highways maintenance programme. WithRead More

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Lighting creative sparks for Local Transport

Interchangeability

We all have the capability to be creative; what we too often lack is the time and space to let that creative thinking happen, and the self belief that our ideas are considered important enough to be worthwhile. There is a creative spark being lit for local transport this summer, but before I tell youRead More

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Get Creative – Use your MoJo

Courtesy of Gorden Mei, Flickr

In preparation for the second half of the Multimedia module on the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, Stephen Quinn, showed us how to produce great quality videos using nothing more than an iphone and / or ipad. Welcome to the world of Mobile Journalism (MoJo for short). Think about it.  This is powerfulRead More

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