Key evidence from peer-reviewed literature is being used to strengthen the case for current transport policies and practice.

All of the summaries found below are published on a single page in order to better disseminate academic research to practitioners for implementation within planning and policy.

Dr Adrian Davis has been key to providing evidence to influence  the work of many projects in Bristol including Cycling City and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.


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  • Thumbnail image for No: 176 Play Streets during school vacations

    12.11.201801:13 pm

    No: 176 Play Streets during school vacations

    The introduction of a Play Street, leading to a safe play space near home, is an effective intervention at neighbourhood level to increase urban children’s moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity and decrease sedentary time during summer vacations.

  • Thumbnail image for No. 175 Traffic Safety Culture

    22.10.201810:05 am

    No. 175 Traffic Safety Culture

    Traffic safety culture change requires both transformative actions at societal cultural levels and at the organisational level. Individuals and organisations over time will expect the traffic safety system organisations to expand their efforts to improve safety because the goal of zero fatalities has become embedded into the group culture.

  • Thumbnail image for No 174: Traffic & environmental impacts of Urban Freight Consolidation Centres (UCCs)

    15.10.201812:54 pm

    No 174: Traffic & environmental impacts of Urban Freight Consolidation Centres (UCCs)

    Research indicates that UCC have the ability to improve the efficiency of freight transport operations & thereby reduce congestion & environmental impacts of this activity.

  • Thumbnail image for 173: Future Streets: Knowledge exchange and researcher-practitioner collaboration

    19.09.201807:58 am

    173: Future Streets: Knowledge exchange and researcher-practitioner collaboration

    Collaborative projects using participatory design processes to retrofit suburban streets to support active travel are challenging. A uniting feature of collaboration may be a shared commitment to deliver an enhanced street environment for a community.

  • Thumbnail image for No 172: Active travel interventions need to be attractive to the physically inactive

    30.08.201804:45 pm

    No 172: Active travel interventions need to be attractive to the physically inactive

    To convey maximum benefit to population health, interventions need to consider physically inactive people in particular and encourage active travel amongst this group.

  • Thumbnail image for No 171: Visual looming & child pedestrian safety

    07.08.201811:45 am

    No 171: Visual looming & child pedestrian safety

    Children may not be able to detect vehicles approaching at speeds in excess of 20 mph. This creates a risk of injudicious road crossing in urban settings when traffic speeds are higher than 20 mph. The risk is exacerbated because vehicles moving faster than this speed are more likely to result in pedestrian fatalities.


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