Category Archives: Transport Modelling

Trends in UK and US Car Ownership and Use

According to Robert Wright, (Financial Times, 23 December 2012), US car manufacturers are worried about the general decline in car use, and in particular the recent reduction in the number of teenagers obtaining driving licences. Alternatives to car use are … Continue reading

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The Accuracy of Demographic Statistics

In transport planning and forecasting there are many variables to be taken into account. Obtaining accurate base data and robust projections of key factors such as economic growth, household incomes and fuel prices can be problematic. However, in the UK … Continue reading

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Marchetti’s Wall or Constant

The media have recently picked up on the idea of the “Marchetti Wall” – the idea that, on average, most people spend around 60 to 90 minutes per day travelling, regardless of whether they live in villages, towns or cities. … Continue reading

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Transport Modelling – Where are we headed ?

I was fortunate enough to undertake a Masters Degree in Traffic and Transport Planning at the University of Birmingham¬†in 1983-4. I have recently revisited the syllabus. It makes for interesting reading over 25 years later. The¬†lectures covered the following: Traffic … Continue reading

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