Movement Strategies Presenting at the European Transport Conference 2012

Movement Strategies consultants, Margaret Hickish, Andrew Howie and David Taylor are all set to speak at the European Transport Conference on the 8th - 10th October in Glasgow.

Online PR News – 22-June-2012 – London EC4A 2DQ – London, UK, June 20, 2012 -- The Association for European Transport has been responsible for the organisation of the Conference, which has been held annually since 1973. It is the Association’s aim to promote and maintain a pan-European understanding of transport issues along with its members who form a network of transport professionals across Europe.

The demands on Europe’s transport systems continue to both increase and change as a result of a number of factors. Such change demands innovative and practical responses. As transport practitioners and researchers throughout Europe respond to the challenges of economic decline and growth, social change, demographics and the need to become more sustainable, the European Transport Conference is the forum for the presentation of and discussion on robust and affordable responses.

The team from Movement Strategies will be presenting on Event Overlay Planning for Rail Stations based on experience and lessons learned from past projects and from more recent projects which include the London 2012 Olympic Games and sports events in Scandinavia and the Middle East.

When major events take place, rail stations are often required to accommodate larger crowds of passengers than they are used to. Those passengers are likely to be less familiar with the station and to behave differently from day-to-day travellers.
Movement Strategies has established a process for the design, development and validation of event-related passenger management overlays, to understand and meet the challenges of the event demand.

The team will present and demonstrate on how their flexible approach makes best use of available data from which a series of modelling techniques are created and deployed at appropriate times during the planning process along with live testing of management proposals.
The team will show how numerical analyses can support stakeholder collaboration to ensure that the overlay design, passenger routing strategies, queuing mechanisms and staffing/signage requirements are understood and supported by all organisations with responsibility for the event and for station Safety Cases.

Movement Strategies are experts in people movement and crowd dynamics.

Their consultants are some of the most experienced in the industry. The company has pioneered new methods and undertaken some of the most difficult crowd planning challenges on some of the world’s biggest projects. Movement Strategies has offices in London and Oslo and work internationally.

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Harshini Hollands
Movement Strategies
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London EC4A 2DQ, UK
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