London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London, 25TH JUNE 2019


24th Annual TRICS User Meeting

TRICS Consortium Limited are pleased to announce that the 24th annual TRICS User Meeting will be taking place in London on Tuesday 25th June 2019. The annual User Meeting remains a free event (one person per member organisation office), and following a well-attended event in 2018 we are expecting bookings to once again come thick and fast this year, so please book your places as soon as possible to avoid any potential disappointment (places are limited). The User Meeting is an ideal forum for both new and experienced users of TRICS, consisting of a series of presentations relating to the TRICS system and its associated projects. It is an excellent opportunity to network with members of the TRICS Community from across the UK and Ireland, and is always an event that allows all attendees to provide their own feedback and ideas as to how TRICS should continue to be developed and improved in the future. This year is a big milestone in TRICS as we celebrate 30 years of the project, and the final session of the day will be an open forum where everyone will have their chance to have their say on the future of the system, as we look forward to and prepare for the TRICS 8 redesign in 2020.

Note that due to restrictions of the venue there will be no breakout TRICS system demonstration this year. This is just a one-off temporary measure, and we will instead look to see if we can provide this breakout option at the November TRICS Training & Development Forum (details to follow once a venue has been decided on).

This year’s presentations

As with previous years, we have put together a line-up of presentations for the 2019 event that cover a variety of topics associated with TRICS. The first presentation is a talk on TRICS at 30 years of age, looking at how the system has evolved over time, its key milestones, and what might lie ahead in the future. This will be followed by the results of the 2019 TRICS User Survey, and the system enhancements that we are thinking of introducing this year as a result. After tea and coffee we intend to provide some headline results from the major Cambourne Village project, following on from the presentations last year on the project’s background and how we tackled the demands of the more complex surveys that were required (note that a technical report on the survey findings is also being produced this year).

Then we will have a presentation on trip rate variation by location type. Those who attended the TRICS Training & Development Forum in York last year would have seen a presentation given on trip rate variation by region, and this is the second part of a comparative analysis that will also form a technical note to be published this year. There will then be a buffet lunch and a good opportunity to mix with other members of the TRICS Community before the second part of the day commences. The first presentation of this session examines some initial research undertaken by TRICS into trip rate changes over time, looking at Retail, Employment and Residential land use types. This will then be followed by a talk giving a summary of changes to the 2019 TRICS Good Practice Guide, which remains a very important document for all TRICS users. Finally, there will be a panel discussion and an open forum on the subject of Changes in Assessing Transport, looking at how the way that Transport Assessments are undertaken may be evolving, and how TRICS data can assist in delivering these new approaches. This will be a session that we believe will generate good discussion, and we would like to have some feedback from our attendees as we are aware there may be a number of views on the topic.