Projects

Here you will find details of some current and recent projects.

Londoner on Bikes

Banner of ‘pop-up’ advocacy group Londoners on Bikes, whose work I studied back in 2012

I’m part of the academic team developing the DfT-funded Propensity to Cycle Tool (pct.bike). The tool identifies cycling potential (currently main-mode commuter cycling) in England under different scenarios, at both area and route-level. As well as being involved in model development I’ve been leading on evidence reviews and user testing.

Other projects involve secondary data analysis, including using Stats19 data, National Travel Survey secure data, Strava Metro data and Cynemon data from TfL’s model of cycling flows in London. I’m particularly interested at the moment in cyclist and pedestrian injury risk in relation to exposure, and how and why it varies.

I’m keen to develop network-level metrics capturing the quality of the walking and cycling environment. I’ve been using survey and GPS data to start to look at measuring and mapping “rat-running”, as part of this. Another area of interest is economic impacts of cycling investment, and as part of a TfL working group I’m conducting new data analysis looking at business attitudes towards healthy streets. I continue to develop my work on cycling equity, with plans for a new collaborative project focusing on disabled cyclists, several papers in the peer review process on different aspects of equity, and a project focusing on experiences of new and more occasional cyclists.

Other recent funded collaborative projects involve research on cycling near misses (funded by Creative Exchange and Blaze) plus a CILT-funded project looking at bus-cycle interactions and delays, with a paper due to be published later in 2017. I have several projects funded by TfL or London Boroughs including a current longitudinal online survey looking at people’s feelings about their local neighbourhoods, travel attitudes and behaviour, and how (and why) these might change over time.

Changing Commutes was funded by ESRC. It has involved building an agent-based model to look at the uptake of cycle commuting, focusing on the impacts of social interactions and social norms in different contexts. Two papers that I led have been published: one re-analysing Census data and one re-analysing a combined qualitative dataset from three different projects.

I led the the ESRC funded Modelling on the Move project, with a range of collaborators Рthe site can be viewed here, with slides and audio from seminars.

For two years (2010-11) I worked on the ESRC Cycling Cultures project with Kat Jungnickel.

During Summer 2012 I worked on a project on Cycling Advocacy in London, doing interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, and online surveys. A journal article was published in the Journal of Transport Geography.

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