Dr John Parkin
Reader in Transport Engineering and Planning
BSc (Eng) ACGI MSc PhD PGCE CEng FICE FIHT FCILT FHEA
John Parkin graduated in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London and has subsequently specialised in transport engineering and planning. He read for an MSc part-time at the University of Salford and a PhD part-time at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. His initial career was in consultancy with Mouchel and subsequently Atkins and he has experience of all stages of the promotion of transport infrastructure schemes including policy formulation, forecasting and assignment modelling, operational analysis and economic appraisal. He has also managed and undertaken detailed engineering design, safety auditing and implementation of highway and traffic engineering schemes with car, bus, pedestrian and cycle users in mind. John teaches to undergraduate and postgraduate level and also teaches and researches at the University of Leeds where he is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow.
Longitudinal analysis of transport data sets for monitoring purposes
Development of prospective study methodologies for enhanced assessment of transport interventions
Perception of risk as it effects mode choice
Perception of effort relating to mode choice and infrastructure design
Parkin, J. and Coward, A. (forthcoming) Comparison of methods of assessing routes for cycle traffic. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Municipal Journal.
Parkin, J., Wardman, M. and Page, M. (2007) Estimation of the determinants of bicycle mode share for the journey to work using census data. Transportation. doi: 10.1007/s11116-007-9137-5
Parkin, J., Ryley, T. and Jones, T. (2007) Barriers to cycling: an exploration of quantitative analyses. Chapter in Cycling and Society edited by Rosen, P. and Horton, D. and Cox, P. Ashgate. ISBN 13: 978 0 7546 4844 4
Parkin, J. (2007) Pushing towards improved traffic planning for the bicycle. New Zealand National Transport Conference, July.
Parkin, J. (2007) Effective skills training in bicycle infrastructure design for urban development professionals. Velo-city Conference, Munich, June.
Parkin, J. (2007) Policy implications of results from an aggregate model of cycle use in the UK. 39th Universities' Transport Study Group Conference, Harrogate, January.
Parkin, J., Wardman, M. and Page, M. (2007) Models of perceived cycling risk and route acceptability. Accident Analysis and Prevention Vol. 39 pp364-371. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2006.08.007.
Cope, A.M., Abbess, C.R. and Parkin, J. (2007) Improving the empirical basis for cycle planning. Paper in Mathematics on Transport, selected proceedings of the 4th Institute of Mathematics and its Applications International Conference on Mathematics in Transport. Elsevier ISBN 978 0 08 045092 6
Roodhouse, S. (2006) Cultural Quarters: principles and practice. Intellect, Bristol. Contributor.
Parkin, J., Christensen, J, Krause, J. and Moores, D. (2005) A systematic approach to Rights of Way improvement planning. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Municipal Journal Vol 158 No. 2, June, pp123-128.
Parkin, J., Wardman, M. and Page, M. (2005) Target setting using a model of variation in cycle use for England and Wales. Paper at Velo City Conference, Dublin, June
Parkin, J. (2005) The users' perspective. Presentation to conference on new perspectives in designing for cyclists, University of Nottingham, 14th April 2005.
Transport Engineering (Traffic survey techniques, Traffic safety, Traffic signal control, Link and junction design, Transport administration).
Transport studies (Transport modelling, Transport planning, Transport appraisal, Highway geometric and pavement design, Railway geometric and permanent way design).
Transport analysis (Transport modeling, Systems modeling, Transport appraisal).
Monitoring of cycle use in the six English Cycling Demonstration Towns for Cycling England, with Sustrans and the University of Leeds.
Provision of training for Cycling England 'Making Cycling Mainstream' course for Local Authorities through PTRC.
Provision of training on three modules to train Transport for London and London Borough engineers, consultants and managers on the London Cycle Design Standards.