Transport Statistics User Group




Active Transport Safety 

Wednesday 29th May

16:00-17:15 

Online

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Traffic crashes are among the major public health concerns in the United States and globally. Traffic fatalities have been increasing in the past decade; however, cyclist and pedestrian fatalities have been increasing at an even higher rate. Since 2009, there has been an 80% increase in pedestrian fatalities and 54% increase in cyclist fatalities in the US, compared to 27% in total fatalities (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2023). Active transport-friendly infrastructure has been shown to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries involving AT users. However, one of the challenges of effectively designing and implementing these countermeasures is the lack of data. Basic data about parts of the transportation network like roadway assets (such as bike lanes and sidewalks) and traveller information (cyclist and pedestrian counts) are often incomplete, inconsistent, or unavailable, while the crash data is often underreported.

Bahar Dadashova, is an Associate Research Scientist at Texas A&M Transportation Institute. She will provide an overview of ongoing efforts to improve data analytics and methods to address data-driven AT safety.

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The Superloop Bus Network (TfL)

Thursday 6th June

17:00-18:15 

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Transport for London is introducing a new network of Superloop bus services to capture journeys that do not go into the centre of London.

Daniel Nichols, Principal Transport Planner (Public Transport Service Planning), and Eleanor David, Senior Bus Customer Development Manager at Transport for London, will discuss the reasoning behind the introduction of the Superloop network, the methodology in developing and delivering the new network, and how many are using it.

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Road Casualty Statistics (DfT)

Wednesday 10th July (revised date)

16:00-17:15 

Online

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The seminar will focus on road casualty statistics, covering the latest figures and an update on forthcoming changes to the STATS19 data system which forms the basis of police reported road collision and casualty data for Great Britain.

Matthew Tranter from the road safety statistics team at the Department for Transport team will present an overview of the provisional casualty figures for Great Britain in 2023 and look ahead to some forthcoming changes to the statistics.

Paul Baden, STATS19 database manager within the road safety statistics team will give an overview of progress in implementation of the latest updates to the collection following the most recent review of the system, and how this will lead to future improvements in the data and statistics.

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