Projects

Here we list some recent projects we have funded to illustrate the kind of support we offer.

2018 Awards

A total of £273,349 (including £80,000 in graduate bursaries) was awarded to 13 organisations or individuals (plus eight bursaries to 5 Universities).

Research

University of the West of England – A grant of £20,000 was awarded to carry out research into road capacity based on a study of road changes in Taunton.

Major Roads Network’ Project – Two grants totalling £18,000 were awarded for follow up studies into Governance (WSP UK Ltd) and “The Roads Challenge” (Phil Carey).

PhD study into autonomous vehicles – A grant of £7,836 was awarded to fund independent research as part of a PhD study into the effect of autonomous vehicles on car and ride sharing behaviours.

Road Safety Foundation – A grant of £29,532 was awarded to carry out research into the assessment of the sustainability of Road Safety Engineering in Local Government.

Dr G Dudley (Transport Studies Unit, Oxford) A grant of £24,000 was awarded to fund research into the development of effective regulatory systems for the disruptive innovation of dockless bicycle hire.

University of Plymouth – A grant of £25,000 was awarded to fund research into the development of cost-effective winter maintenance systems.

Transform Scotland – A grant of £33,216 was awarded to fund research into the feasibility of introducing Continental Style Zebra Crossings on public roads in Scotland.

Education

PhD Application  A grant of £18,000 was awarded to a PhD student to carry out his studies at Leeds University.

CIHT – A grant of £10,000 was awarded towards the cost of mounting and evaluating an exhibition to promote Women in Transport.

SATRO –A grant of £2,500 was awarded to support work to help young people to be inspired and enthusiastic about their education and their future careers especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Engineers without Borders – A grant of £2,500 was awarded to fund a Design Challenge programme aimed at inspiring people to become engineers and apply their skills by making a positive contribution as responsible global citizens.

Bursaries. Continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to post graduates studying in transport related subjects. In 2018 eight bursaries were awarded.

Physical

St Georges Flower Bank – A small grant of £130 was awarded to pay for publicity banners.

2017 Awards

Research
Campaign for Better Transport – A grant of £25,000 was awarded to fund a research study into the Government’s Road Investment Strategy.

University of South Wales – A grant of £19,754 was awarded to fund the development and testing of an educational road safety game for children with DCD.

Independent Transport Commission – A grant of £34,200 was awarded to fund a research study into the decline in bus use.

‘Major Roads Network’ Project. A small grant of £2,500 was awarded to complete the handover of the study documents and website.

Education

EDT Headstart – A grant of £9,010 was awarded to fund hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.

SATRO –A grant of £2,500 was awarded to support work to help young people to be inspired and enthusiastic about their education and their future careers especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Bursaries. Continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to post graduate students studying in transport related subjects. In 2017 seven bursaries were awarded.

Physical

Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts – A grant of £28,000 was awarded to fund a three-year programme to encourage wildflower planting on roadside verges to reduce flooding.

CycloPark Trust – A grant of £15,000 was awarded to create a junior roadway to provide a secure and fun environment for children to learn road safety and safe cycling.

Plantlife – A grant of £18,233 was awarded to develop a new national ‘best practice’ standard for the management of roadside verges. A further grant of £15,198 was awarded to provide seed corn funding to develop a major £1M delivery project to transform road verge management across England and Wales

2016

Research

‘Major Roads for the Future’ Project. A grant of £32,900 was awarded for the third and final stage of this major study.

 

Cycle Smart Foundation –.  A grant of £4,560 was awarded for research into younger children’s attitudes to safe cycling behaviour.

Dr G Dudley (Transport Studies Unit, Oxford) A grant of £15,000 was awarded to fund research into the “Governance of Transitions in Urban Mobility – The Case of Uber in London”.

Education

EDT Headstart – A grant of £7,850 was awarded to EDT Headstart to fund hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.

Safe Drive Stay Alive.  Grants were awarded to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (£5.500) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services (£5,000) to support road safety project work.

West Midlands Fire Service A grant of £4,000 was awarded to fund the production of a road safety film.

In 2 Change A grant of £7,075 was awarded to support work with prisoners and ex-offenders to change driver related behaviour.

SATRO –A grant of £2,400 was awarded to SATRO to support work to help young people to be inspired and enthusiastic about their education and their future careers especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Bursaries. Continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to PhD students studying in transport related subjects. In 2016 eight bursaries were awarded.

Arkwright Scholarships Trust. Continuing the annual sponsorship of two Rees Jeffreys awards for £2,000 each to sixth form students with a particular interest in engineering.

2015

Research
‘Major Roads for the Future’ Project. A grant of £93,100 was awarded for the second stage of this major study.

NI Road Safety Council – creation of web portal to assist organisations to manage occupational road risk.  A grant of £11,168 was awarded to NI Road Safety Council.

Education

EDT Headstart – to continue the growth and development of transport courses.  A grant of £10,000 was awarded to EDT Headstart.

Surrey Fire and Rescue – to support the ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’ project.  A grant of £3,500 was awarded to Surrey Fire and Rescue.

SATRO – to support events to inspire and enthuse young people.  A grant of £1,800 was awarded to SATRO.

Bursaries. Continuing the programme of providing financial support of £10,000 each to masters students in transport related subjects. In 2015 eight bursaries were awarded.

Arkwright Scholarships Trust. Continuing the annual sponsorship of two Rees Jeffreys awards for £2,000 each to sixth form students with a particular interest in engineering.

Physical and Roadside

The Wildlife Trusts – to support schemes to reconnect motorists to natural service stations. An award of £28,671 was awarded to the Wildlife Trust.

Previous Years

Research

Contribution towards the costs of the first inquiry of a new Transport Commission. A grant of £19,000 was awarded to PACTS.

Research on changes in road and rail travel trends in Great Britain. A grant of £25,000 was awarded to the Independent Transport Commission.

Attentional switching flexibility between time and space in older adults. A grant of £18,000 over three years was awarded to Aston University to carry out an investigation of mechanisms, relation to driving and potentials for rehabilitation.

Contribution towards the commissioning of a report to provide an evidence base for a road safety strategy for the next government. A grant of £15,000 was awarded to PACTS.

The Fund has commissioned a substantial study on ‘Major Roads for the Future’ in England to develop a long term vision of the role and evolution of the major road network with the aim of informing and influencing policy-making in the next Parliament and for the longer term.

Preparation of an up-to-date analysis of the safety performance of the strategic road network. A grant of £20,000 was awarded to the Road Safety Foundation.

A project relating to ageing and mobility and transportation in London. A grant of £5,000 was awarded to Roshan Sirohia.

An analysis of road dust concentrations and the preparation of a chemical profile. A grant of £5,650 was given to the University of Birmingham (Pallavi Pant)

An examination of the practical and political potential for introducing road pricing within the UK. A grant of £16,500 was awarded to the Institute for Public Policy Research.

A research project aiming to establish the factors influencing the extent to which car clubs in new developments deliver sustainable transport policies. A grant of £20,000 was awarded to Carplus and the University of the West of England.

Study and measurement of the impact of vehicles driving over Advanced Composite Materials bridges. A grant of £25,000 was awarded to Bristol University to purchase specialist equipment.

Cycling safety in London. £7,000 was awarded to Kerri Rogan to fund eight focus group sessions.

A project ‘The politics of decision-making in large infrastructure projects: the case of High Speed Rail 2’. £20,000 was  awarded to Dr G F Dudley.

A study of pedestrian fatalities in Northern Ireland. A grant of £10,000 was awarded to Right-to-Ride Ltd.

Evaluation of interventions aimed at reducing transport injuries in young people. A grant of £10,000 in support of a bid to the National Institute of Health Research was awarded to Nicola Christie of UCL.

Children’s independent mobility study. A grant of £20,000 towards the total cost of £80,529 was awarded to the University of Westminster to replicate a study originally carried out in 1970-71.

Update of Transport in the Urban Environment manual. A grant of  £10,000 was awarded to the Chartered Institution of  Highways and Transportation.

Study on drinking among British women and its impact on their pedestrian and driving activities. Grant of £10,000 to Social Research Associates.

Transport policymaking – a Case Study approach. Grant of £5,000 to the Institute of Transport Studies at Leeds University.

UK Road Safety Observatory Project. Grant of £5,000 to the Department of Transport

Investigation of the impact of  roadwork phasing and configuration on road traffic and pollutant emissions. Grant of £9,500 to Imperial College.

Institution of Civil Engineers. Annual Rees Jeffreys Prize of £500.

The social dimensions of car-reduced development. A grant of £4,830 to Iqbal Hamiduddin to meet the study costs.

Tomorrow’s roads: a decade on.  A grant of £6,250 to PACTS towards the total cost of the study of £12,500.

Economic evaluation of road safety schemes.  A grant of £20,000 to the Road Safety Foundation towards the total project cost of £60,000.

History of Road Safety in Britain. A grant of £4,070 to Peter Bartrip to support the total cost of the project.

Dedicated mobile phone-based journey planner. A grant of £5,000 to Cycle Streets towards the project cost of £9,500.

The contribution of cycling organisations to the creation of an effective roads lobby. A grant of £4,000 to Carlton Reid towards total project of £9,700.

Mobility of disabled young persons. A grant of £3,500 to Mobilise to facilitate a preliminary investigation.

A short history of transport studies in the British Isles. A matched funding grant of £8,000 awarded to the Universities’ Transport Study Group.

Sir Colin Buchanan Archive. A grant of £27,125 awarded to Sir Peter Hall in collaboration with Malcolm Buchanan and Imperial College towards the full economic cost of £64,226.

Physical and Roadside

Wildlife Trust projects. The Fund provides financial support each year to schemes submitted by the Wildlife Trust. In 2014 six schemes totalling £28,630 in Derbyshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Sheffield, Wales and Staffordshire were successful.

Improvements to roadside rest on the Isle of Wight. A grant of £3,000 was awarded towards the costs of the project.

Highway associated improvements to a working woodlands centre on the A6. A grant of £10,000 was awarded to the Greensand Trust towards the total estimated cost of £75,000.

Education and Training

Bursaries. Each year the Fund awards  bursaries of £10,000 each to masters students in transport related subjects. In 2014 seven bursaries were awarded.

Arkwright Scholarships Trust. The sponsorship of two annual Rees Jeffreys awards of £2,000 each to sixth form students with a particular interest in engineering.

Contribution towards the cost of civil engineering activity by EDT Headstart. A grant of £8,500 was awarded.

A project to attract young people into Highways and Transportation. A grant of £40,000 was awarded to CIHT.

Transport and governance module. A grant of £10,000 to the Universities Transport Partnership towards the total cost of £17,250.

A Global Challenges in transport leadership programme. Sponsorship of £2,500 was provided to the Oxford University Transport Studies Unit.

TPP mentor training. A grant of £3,500 to the CIHT to meet the training costs of the TPP Professional Standards Committee.

A Safe Drive Stay Alive film. A grant of £10,000 was awarded to the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

Conference attendance. A grant of £300 to support participation in an ‘Alternative Transport Futures’ session.

An educational pack increasing awareness of the need for cycle helmet usage amongst school pupils. A grant of £10,000 was awarded to the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust towards the overall cost of £47,415.

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