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Linking Leeds with DfT - Webinars

Rethinking travel behaviour modelling in the era of emerging data sources

Professor Charisma Choudhury, Chair in Behaviour Modelling in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds presented her research on how recent technological advances have led to the availability of a wide range of new inputs for travel behaviour modelling.

A Just Transition To Net Zero

Our guest speaker, Professor Lucie Middlemiss from the School of Earth and Environment, presented approaches for understanding people’s different starting points, and their readiness to participate in the transition to net Zero.

Lucie discussed some initial findings from research in low-income communities that can inform DfT policy to help vulnerable households engage in Net Zero.

Contraflow Cycling – A Safer Way Of Cycling On Roads

The first webinar in the new series of Linking Leeds with DfT took place on Wednesday 2 November 2022.  Presenter Caroline Tait, PhD Researcher from the University of Leeds discussed her findings from the first large scale study on UK contraflow cycling safety (contraflow cycling allows cyclists to ride both ways in one-way streets).

Watch the recording of Caroline’s presentation here:

If you have any questions relating to the contraflow cycling research, please contact Caroline Tait at

Evidence to Support Active Travel in the Planning System

This webinar took place on Tuesday 7 December 2021. Thank you to our speakers Dr Robin Lovelace and Dr Joey Talbot from the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.

Link to preprint report ‘Active Travel Oriented Development: Assessing the suitability of sites for new homes’ here:

If you have any questions about the content of this talk please contact our speakers: Dr Robin Lovelace:, Dr Joey Talbot: