Author Archives: adrianldavis

Bye bye to Bristol City Council – after 8.5 years

As the only public health and transport specialist co-located into a transport team in a single local authority in the UK back in 2008, through the vision of the then Director of Public Health, Hugh Annett, Adrian had to develop his own … Continue reading

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The science and art of intersectoral collaboration on transport and health

The latest edition of the Journal of Transport and Health addresses this issue through a number of papers and an overview is provided in an editorial by Prof Susan Handy and Adrian. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214140516302377

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Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA)

The PASTA project, 4 year funded from the EC, held a conference Building the Liveable and Healthy City in Brussels on November 18th to show case work to date. See http://www.pastaproject.eu/home/ for more information on this project including list of … Continue reading

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June 2015 ESRC Masterclass on Evidence

ESRC Masterclass on the application of evidence in Planning held at the University of Bristol with presentations from Adrian Davis and Adam Sheppard (UWE). https://bristoluniversity.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/f933c7518c504e378a65763f9501c83c1d (see from 15 mins and 12 seconds in)

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A Healthy Relationship. New report by Adrian Davis for Passenger Transport Executive Group

Launched in February, the Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG) report A Healthy Relationship reports on a survey of Directors of Public Health in England as to the extent of collaboration between public health and transport planning professional in the 18 months … Continue reading

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Health, Well-being and Urban Mobility, University of Oxford

Star packed session, and that’s just the delegates, to this annual 3 day event. I get to do the final session on working at the ‘coal-face’ of transport planning and health in a local authority. http://www.sbs.oxford.edu

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Economic value for money of walking and cycling interventions

Published on November 6th 2014, read my report on the value for money of walking and cycling interventions. The report was commissioned, endorsed, and published by the Department for Transport in England.bit.ly/1GuHF3p  

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Essential Evidence on a Page: A translational research service

The Essential Evidence series started in 2008 in order to provide a de-jargonised service to transport planning colleagues in Bristol City Council at the time when the city had just commenced ‘Cycling City’ status. The key point of these 1 … Continue reading

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20 mph speed limits

One of the UK’s most eminent human geographers, Professor Dorling, has this January (2014) presented a powerful case that the implementation of 20mph speed limits is the most effective method for improving public health.[1] He highlights that slowing-down vehicles would … Continue reading

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What’s the link between active travel and public transport?

It’s really obvious that bus use especially almost always involves some walking. Cycling too, but less so in terms of absolute numbers, can involve public transport use, not least for longer journeys – especially those made by train. It’s taken … Continue reading

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