Publications

Future Transport Visions Group – The Fund is delighted to be working with emerging transport professionals participating in the FTVG.  Their latest reports on five projects supported by grants from the Fund are available on the FTVG website.  The five FTVG projects include:

Manchester Ad. Collective – a project aimed at behaviour change in public and sustainable transport use.

Gender Equality Transport Toolkit  – GET IT Toolkit

CAV-Track – the potential for Connected and Autonomous vehicles to restore lost rail connections.

CAV Road Scoring Index – An Index of the routes suitable for CAV vehicles

Long term implications of Covid-19 on transport planning and policy – a sector perspective

Dockless Bicycle Hire –  Summary report from a study by Dr Geoffrey Dudley of the University of Oxford, commissioned by the Fund.

Plantlife.  Recommendations from Plantlife’s best practice guide funded by Rees Jeffreys has been adopted by Highways England. Highways England have announced  they will be adopting a low fertility topsoil approach on all new road schemes as advocated in Plantlife’s report on Managing Grassland Road Verges.  For more detail see the HE announcement

Future Transport Visions Group – The Fund is supporting this group of young professionals.  A report of the FTVG’s webinar (October 2020) can be found on their website – 2020 Vision: The role of young professionals in shaping the future of transport

RJ@70 Webinar Event – A report of proceedings at Fireside Chat RJRF_at_70 – rethinking what we want our roads to do for us and an article in Highways Highways Viewpoint September 2020 RJRF

Dockless Bicycle Hire – A study commissioned by the Fund by Dr Geoffrey Dudley of the University of Oxford – Dockless Bicycle Hire Final Report published April 2020.  Also available Dockless bicycle hire interim report published June 2019.  (For access to the output reports A and B in the interim report please contact the Secretary).

York Civic Trust – The Fund supported the creation of York’s Citizens’ Transport Forum set up to enable the public to be directly involved in developing York’s Local Transport Plan. See York Civic Trust – Citizen’s Forum Final report  for the result of this work. Please contact the Secretary to see a supporting process report.  An article inTransportation Professional September 2020 York Civic Transportation Professional September 2020.

Interacting with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay when driving: The effect on driver performance – IAM RoadSmart’s research report published March 2020.  For full details follow this link to the report here at TRL or visit www.iamroadsmart.com.

Disappearing Traffic?  An Evaluation of  Pedestrianisation in Taunton Town Centre – UWE’s study, funded by a Rees Jeffreys grant, into the traffic and travel impacts of a trial pedestrianisation scheme in Taunton Town Centre can be here at Taunton Town Centre Traffic Evaluation Report.

A research project into the properties of road coatings by the University of Plymouth was completed in February 2020, investigating issues such as its resistance to temperature changes.  Technical reports are available on request from the Secretary.

What a Great Road –A series of ten 3 minute Audio Programmes to help children explore the what, how, why and who behind the design of our roads.  Episode I attached here along with the Campaign Report.

Fun Kids – Campaign Report – Rees Jeffreys – February 2020

Independent Transport Commission (ITC) – ITC’s study “The Shape of Changing Bus Demand in England” published January 2020 can be found here at ITC Bus market in England Jan 2020.

Plantlife – Managing Grassland Road Verges –Plantlife have published a best practical guide, funded by a Rees Jeffreys grant, for highways managers, road engineers, operations managers, landscape architects and all those engaged with verge management and creation. The report can be found on Plantlife’s website here.

Assessment of the Sustainability of Road Safety in Local Government – The Road Safety Foundation has published a report July 2019, funded by a grant from the Fund, which explores the challenges being faced by local authorities when it comes to improving road safety and proposes a variety of possible solutions. The report can be found on the RSF website or here at RSF Report.

Round Table Discussion Paper. A note of a round table discussion hosted by the Fund on strategic challenges involving senior figures involved in future planning for England’s road network.    Roundtable MRN note June 2019

Roads as a Service.   Phil Carey’s report What do we want from our roads? published April 2019 follows up on aspects of the 2016 MRN work (see MRN page for more detail) .

A Vision for the Governance of the Major Road Network.  This study report from WSP published February 2019 follows up on aspects of the 2016 MRN work (see MRN page for more detail) .

Will We Learn to Share? The Executive summary of a dissertation by Georgina Wells B.A.  looking at how car and ride sharing behaviours might adapt when autonomous vehicles arrive.  The Fund paid for the survey work.  A full copy of the dissertation is available on request to the Secretary.

Roads and the Environment: Putting an Innovative approach at the heart of RIS2.  This report, Roads and the environment 2018, produced by Campaign for Better Transport with support from the Rees Jeffreys Roads Fund was published 17 April 2018.  More information is available on CBT’s website at https://bettertransport.org.uk/

Uber Study In 2017 the Fund commissioned a study by Dr Geoffrey Dudley of the University of Oxford into The Governance of Transitions in Urban Mobility: The Case of Uber in London.   The Final report and project outputs a to f  (Uber a;Uber b;Uber c;Uber d;Uber e;Uber f) have now been published.

Roads for the Future The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund published its report on A Major Road Network for England on 12 October 2016.  For more information go to Major Road Network.

Other reports. The following reports are examples of work on road transport issues which have been supported by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund in previous years.

A wide range of transport-related reports and publications are contained in the Rees Jeffreys Library. This is located within the departmental library facility of the Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering, Skempton Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ.

A list of publications held at ICL and by the Secretary can be found at  Archive – Imperial College Transport Library and at Archive list Secretary

Further contributions of appropriate material are always welcomed for inclusion in the Library.

RJ@70 Webinar Event – A report of proceedings at Fireside Chat RJRF_at_70 – rethinking what we want our roads to do for us and an article in Highways Highways Viewpoint September 2020 RJRF

Dockless Bicycle Hire – A study commissioned by the Fund by Dr Geoffrey Dudley of the University of Oxford – Dockless Bicycle Hire Final Report published April 2020.  Also available Dockless bicycle hire interim report published June 2019.  (For access to the output reports A and B in the interim report please contact the Secretary).

York Civic Trust – The Fund supported the creation of York’s Citizens’ Transport Forum set up to enable the public to be directly involved in developing York’s Local Transport Plan. See York Civic Trust – Citizen’s Forum Final report  for the result of this work. Please contact the Secretary to see a supporting process report.  An article inTransportation Professional September 2020 York Civic Transportation Professional September 2020.

Interacting with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay when driving: The effect on driver performance – IAM RoadSmart’s research report published March 2020.  For full details follow this link to the report here at TRL or visit www.iamroadsmart.com.

Disappearing Traffic?  An Evaluation of  Pedestrianisation in Taunton Town Centre – UWE’s study, funded by a Rees Jeffreys grant, into the traffic and travel impacts of a trial pedestrianisation scheme in Taunton Town Centre can be here at Taunton Town Centre Traffic Evaluation Report.

A research project into the properties of road coatings by the University of Plymouth was completed in February 2020, investigating issues such as its resistance to temperature changes.  Technical reports are available on request from the Secretary.

What a Great Road –A series of ten 3 minute Audio Programmes to help children explore the what, how, why and who behind the design of our roads.  Episode I attached here along with the Campaign Report.

Fun Kids – Campaign Report – Rees Jeffreys – February 2020

Independent Transport Commission (ITC) – ITC’s study “The Shape of Changing Bus Demand in England” published January 2020 can be found here at ITC Bus market in England Jan 2020.

Plantlife – Managing Grassland Road Verges –Plantlife have published a best practical guide, funded by a Rees Jeffreys grant, for highways managers, road engineers, operations managers, landscape architects and all those engaged with verge management and creation. The report can be found on Plantlife’s website here.

Assessment of the Sustainability of Road Safety in Local Government – The Road Safety Foundation has published a report July 2019, funded by a grant from the Fund, which explores the challenges being faced by local authorities when it comes to improving road safety and proposes a variety of possible solutions. The report can be found on the RSF website or here at RSF Report.

Round Table Discussion Paper. A note of a round table discussion hosted by the Fund on strategic challenges involving senior figures involved in future planning for England’s road network.    Roundtable MRN note June 2019

Roads as a Service.   Phil Carey’s report What do we want from our roads? published April 2019 follows up on aspects of the 2016 MRN work (see MRN page for more detail) .

A Vision for the Governance of the Major Road Network.  This study report from WSP published February 2019 follows up on aspects of the 2016 MRN work (see MRN page for more detail) .

Will We Learn to Share? The Executive summary of a dissertation by Georgina Wells B.A.  looking at how car and ride sharing behaviours might adapt when autonomous vehicles arrive.  The Fund paid for the survey work.  A full copy of the dissertation is available on request to the Secretary.

Roads and the Environment: Putting an Innovative approach at the heart of RIS2.  This report, Roads and the environment 2018, produced by Campaign for Better Transport with support from the Rees Jeffreys Roads Fund was published 17 April 2018.  More information is available on CBT’s website at https://bettertransport.org.uk/

Uber Study In 2017 the Fund commissioned a study by Dr Geoffrey Dudley of the University of Oxford into The Governance of Transitions in Urban Mobility: The Case of Uber in London.   The Final report and project outputs a to f  (Uber a;Uber b;Uber c;Uber d;Uber e;Uber f) have now been published.

Roads for the Future The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund published its report on A Major Road Network for England on 12 October 2016.  For more information go to Major Road Network.

Other reports. The following reports are examples of work on road transport issues which have been supported by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund in previous years.

A wide range of transport-related reports and publications are contained in the Rees Jeffreys Library. This is located within the departmental library facility of the Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering, Skempton Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ.

A list of publications held at ICL and by the Secretary can be found at  Archive – Imperial College Transport Library and at Archive list Secretary

Further contributions of appropriate material are always welcomed for inclusion in the Library.

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