PTRC is monitoring the quickly evolving global impact of COVID-19, and are acting to ensure that the health of our members and employees is not put at undue risk. 

From the outset we have maintained an approach to align activity with Government guidance, and continue to do so. We have plans in place to ensure that PTRC continue to operate with minimal disruption, wherever possible, and that services remain largely unaffected. However, responding prudently to evident risks we will from this week limit all non-essential face to face training, meetings and events and whenever possible move activity online for the foreseeable future. We anticipate some disruption, but will make every effort to minimise it.

We are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide the Knowledge, Network and Knowhow to support the profession at this critical time.


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Coronavirus: we're in a real-time laboratory of a more sustainable urban future

Paul Chatterton Professor of Urban Futures, University of Leeds

A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas, cafés and museums – a break in the spending and work frenzy so...
21 May 2020/Number of views (606)

Road Safety: switch to cycling to keep others safe

Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster and James Woodcock, University of Cambridge

Analysis from the UK Department for Transport compares the risk of being injured when you are cycling, driving or walking. Motorcyclists have an especially high risk of death, followed by...
16 April 2020/Number of views (783)

The experiences of people with disabilities show we need a new understanding of urban safety

Claire Edwards Lecturer in Social Policy and Director of ISS21

Creating safe and secure urban spaces is a core concern for city managers, urban planners and policy workers. Safety is a slippery concept to pin down, not least because it is a subjective...
13 March 2020/Number of views (1023)

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Upcoming Training

29 April 2020 
Access and Transport Inclusion 

This course provides an introduction into the area of accessibility and public transport integration. This course examines the latest access and inclusion agenda as it relates to public transport and interchange.

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06 May 2020 
Scenario Planning 

Framing how you think about the future is the first step to developing robust, evidence-led strategies. Scenario testing has often been used by transport planners for business case development, and predictions have been used to write policy. This course will focus on how to create future scenarios as a starting point against which to develop your future mobility strategies. 

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12 May 2020 
Participation and Consultation

Not only is it important to ensure that public sector bodies ‘tick the boxes’ for public participation, but it is also important to ensure that projects achieve buy-in from the communities that they affect and reach people traditionally excluded from the conversation on built environment issues. This course sets out what responsible organisations must do to enable inclusive development. 

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