Transport videos from members of the Centre for Transport and Society

Watch these films and discover the surprising things you never knew about transport.

Roads, runways and resistance - Dr Steve Melia

This video tells the story of the book by Dr Steve Melia, 'Roads, Runways and Resistance'. Based on over 50 interviews with ministers, advisors and protestors, it spans a 30-year story of the most controversial issues in transport, and the protest movements they spawned.

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Traffic Removal and the Renaissance of Leicester - Dr Steve Melia

This film tells the story of how Leicester reclaimed its city centre from the road-building excesses of the 1960s and 1970s. It was made to coincide with the conference Making Traffic-Free Spaces in Towns and Cities in September 2017 and Traffic Removal, which was created for planners and transport professionals.

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Traffic in Cities – Dr Steve Melia

How much do you know about transport? This talk introduces the series with some surprising questions from Steve's forthcoming book 'Urban Transport Without the Hot Air'.

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Safety in numbers and cycle lanes – Professor John Parkin

What happens when traffic volumes increase? Do collisions go up at the same rate, or faster? In fact, they rise more slowly. What effect do cycle lanes have on driver behaviour?

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Travel time matters – Professor Glenn Lyons

On average we spend about an hour a day travelling. Our treatment of this hour a day both as individuals and policymakers has fundamentally shaped our transport system and society.

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Most park and ride schemes increase traffic – Professor Graham Parkhurst

Did you know that most park and ride schemes increase overall traffic mileage? How do we know this, and why does it happen? Could park and ride schemes be differently designed to avoid increasing traffic?

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Films produced by Steve Brown, Learning Innovation Unit, Faculty of Environment and Technology.