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 maintenance due to age andRead More

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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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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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Gritter Twitter

Twitter search for #grittertwitter hashtag

I think #grittertwitter is a great name for a Twitter hashtag, but I wonder how many councils use it? Do people find it helpful? As a first step, I thought I’d create a simple twitter search to see how it’s being used. Tweets about “#grittertwitter”

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