In partnership with Sustrans, Crispin will be delivering two workshops on active travel planning next week at the RTPI Cymru Wales Planning Conference 2016.
Under the Active Travel Act, Welsh Local Authorities are required to produce Integrated Network Maps detailing a forward plan for active travel routes, having regard to the promotion of active travel journeys. Active Travel encompasses both walking and cycling; this session focusses on cycling, however similar techniques are applicable to walking routes. This seminar by Cardiff University will demonstrate how off-the-shelf software can be used to assist active travel plans, by visualising current flows of cyclists, identifying areas with cycling accessibility problems that could be addressed by new infrastructure, and – given a proposed infrastructure scheme – predicting who will use the new route and how. Results based on our latest pilot work using Wales Active Travel mapping data will be shown.