Professor John Parkin

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Eng) (Hons) ACGI (Imperial) MSc (Salford) PhD (Leeds) PGCE (Bolton) CEng FICE FCIHT FCILT FHEA
  • Position:Professor of Transport Engineering
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 86367

About me

I worked for consulting engineers before joining academia, and I am now Professor of Transport Engineering at the University of the West of England and Deputy Director of the Centre for Transport and Society. I have written the definitive book about 'Designing for cycle traffic'.

I have bee​​n involved in all stages of the promotion of transport schemes including policy formulation, modelling and forecasting, operational analysis and economic appraisal, design and construction, and evaluation. I have experience across all modes of transport and have a particular specialism in cycling.

I represent the Institution of Civil Engineers on the Department for Transport Cycle Proofing Group. I am a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Transport Expert Panel, and was sometime chair of its Cycling Working Group. I chaired the editorial advisory panel for the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Municipal Engineer and have edited themed issues for journals. I have edited two books and authored 'Designing for cycle traffic​'. I was a member of the civil engineering degree accreditation body the Joint Board of Moderators and continue as an assessor. I chair the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Individual Route Assessment Panel and Iam a member of its Membership and Skills Strategy Board.


Projects List

West of England evaluation of Access Fund

Innovate UK Venturer autonomous vehicle project

Highways England Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Implementations Projects Framework

Innovate UK Mobile On-Demand Laboratory Environment (MODLE) demand forecasting for on-demand taxi-bus service

Midlands Connect Major Road Network Study

Department for Transport Innovation Fund Cycle Infrastructure Prioritisation Toolkit

Horizons 2020 FLOW project Furthering Less congestion by creating opportunities for more walking and cycling

National Institute for Health Research project to establish an Injury Research Centre in Nepal.

Previously, I have been involved in developing design guidance for cycle traffic and training of highway and traffic engineers in relation to cycling.


I am the programme leader for the following two programmes

MSc Transport Planning

MSc Transport Engineering and Planning

I also teach on the following programme

BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering


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