The Design of Shared Use Routes for vulnerable road users

There is a growing body of concern about the impact of shared use routes between cyclists, e-scooters and pedestrians, including access to ‘hanging bus stops’. This Paper will summarise these concerns based on desk top and ongoing face to face and site walking research with vulnerable groups including various types of disabled users and children.

The results, available in time for reporting at the Conference, will be presented with both good and poorly designed examples leading to discussion following the presentation and which would be built into the final version of the Paper along with recommendations.

Kris Beuret OBE

Kris Beuret OBE FCILT FIHT TPP was the Director of Social Research Associates – now part of the Temple Group. Kris specialises in engagement between the public and professional transport planning and engineering perspectives to which end she has recently developed innovative approaches to engagement using social media and behavioural science.

A key area of expertise is on the equality impacts of transport policy, in which capacity Kris has advised the House of Commons Transport Committee, Government and DfT, including Crossrail and served on the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee. Kris has also had a leading role on evaluation projects for DfT including national demonstration research such as the Lorry Management Project, Mixed Priority Routes, Gloucester Safer City and Road Safety schemes.

Kris has written and delivered many conference presentations as well as radio and TV programmes focusing on social aspects of transport. As Co-editor, her recent publication “Why Travel” (2021, Bristol University Press) is receiving wide interest and triggering ongoing further research. Kris is currently working on a study of decarbonisation and equity impacts. Kris has led many complex research projects including for Transport for the North, on transport related social exclusion.

Previously Kris was an academic at British and American Universities specialising in social policy and leading corporate MBAs in public sector management. She has also worked for the World Bank International Finance Corporation, the US Senate and the House of Commons.