Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Do you commute into Exeter? >>> Complete the University of Exeter's survey to find ways to reduce traffic congestion

A couple of messages from Transition Exeter's June newsletter around the theme of transport:

Next Steps for the Bus Station

Tuesday 14th June, 8 am - 7 pm, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

The city council has announced the date of the next consultation day on the bus station: The design team will be exhibiting the concept design - a first chance to see how the concerns expressed by Transition Exeter and many others have influenced the plans. 
Please try to drop in and have your say about the bus station, a key item of infrastructure for building a sustainable transport network for Exeter. For more information visit the Exeter Bus Station web page


Commuters of Exeter, your data is needed!

The University of Exeter is involved in an exciting new project, Engaged Smart Transport, which is aiming to find ways to reduce traffic congestion in and around Exeter. 

As a first step they are running a survey to collect information from as wide a range of commuters as possible; then they will follow up later in the year with more focused studies on particular routes with participation by local people. 
The survey is a key first step, so if you commute into or across Exeter using any form of transport, please consider filling in the survey – it only takes 10 minutes and it's open until mid June. 
For more information and to complete the survey please go to www.commute-exeter.com.

Transition Exeter

And here is the website of the new project:

Commute Exeter

The survey is now live. Please get involved

Engaged Smart Transport

Working together for a better commute

The University is working in a Consortium with Devon and Exeter Councils and commercial partners Ntt DataVaisala,Black Swan and Dynniq, in a ground-breaking, two year (from Nov 2015) intelligent transport project for the area, funded by Innovate UK/NERC.
Through this outcome-focused project, the group aims to identify solutions that will alleviate traffic congestion in and around Exeter, with research by the University an important validation for product commercialisation.
The Engaged Smart Transport project integrates real-time sensor data regarding traffic and weather conditions and public services performance with insights into behavioural decision-making, travel mode shift and engagement in smart technologies, and will co-create innovative interventions with public participation. The University data collection will focus initially on a general spread of people commuting in and out of Exeter to their place of work or study via a survey in May 2016. Then a more in-depth analysis of one or more of the commuter routes, e.g. the A376 Exmouth to Exeter corridor, will be undertaken, co-creating and testing a range of interventions with public groups. The research is based on the principles of socio-psychology,  statistical modelling and social influence, and literature from sustainable transport, smart technologies, travel behaviour, mobilities and social marketing.
A project such as this, which brings together big and small data, provides an exciting opportunity to influence travel behaviour bespoke to the Exeter region, and the potential to effect change further afield.

Take the survey

If you have any queries about the survey, or would prefer to receive a hard copy of the survey to complete, please contact Dr Sal Lampkin ons.lampkin@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 723337.


Interview with Dr Sal Lampkin by the Federation of Small Businesses (FBS)/business community

Commute Exeter - Dr Sal Lampkin Interview - The Federation of Small Businesses - Exeter Branch FSB - YouTube
Commute Exeter - Commute Exeter - University of Exeter

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