Jonathan Flower

Sustainable Futures

PhD Researcher in Sustainable Futures
Geography and Environmental Management (ESRC 1+3), UWE Bristol

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: Contested Urban Street Space – Exploring the relationships between road user behaviour, walking and cycling infrastructure, and highway regulations.

The future of sustainable transport relies on an understanding of behaviour in relation to interactions within the transport environment and mode choice. I will explore road user behaviour in situations where increased highway space is allocated to active mobility, or its relative priority elevated. Social behaviours within the public realm are influenced by the law and regulation, and by the design of the environment, yet regulation is influenced by behaviour and the environment, and the environment is influenced by behaviour and regulation. These inter-relations are an under-researched area that I wish to investigate further.

Research supervisors: Professor John Parkin, Dr Ian Walker