22nd Annual TRICS® User Meeting

The Royal Society, London - Tuesday 27th June 2017


TRICS Consortium Limited are pleased to announce that the 22nd annual TRICS User Meeting will be taking place in London on Tuesday 27th June 2017. We are also pleased to confirm that we are once again running this event in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), with attendance at this event contribution towards CPD hours (certificates will be provided to all attendees).

The annual User Meeting remains a free event (one person per member organisation office), and following a well-attended event in 2016 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. As in previous years, there is also the opportunity to refresh your knowledge of how the TRICS system works through an interactive system demonstration in the afternoon, which is one of two options available, the other being an open forum on system development that allows members to exchange their ideas freely.



The Royal Society, London

This year we are very pleased to be holding our event at The Royal Society in central London. The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. It is a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The venue is situated in an ideal location overlooking the Mall and St James’ Park, and is close to many transport links. The venue is ideal for hosting conferences, board meetings, training events, seminars, lectures, receptions and dinners. This prestigious venue is ideal for the informal yet productive style of TRICS User Meetings, and we look forward to welcoming our attendees there.


This year’s presentations

As with previous years, we have put together a line-up of presentations for this year’s event that covers a variety of topics associated with TRICS. The first presentation is a talk on the results of the 2017 TRICS User Survey and the system enhancements that we are thinking of introducing this year as a result. This will be followed by a presentation on TRICS User Habits & Trends. This will be a detailed look at how the TRICS system is used by its members, based on usage monitoring data, including information on usage by land use type and various other factors. After a tea and coffee break mid-morning, the second session of the day will start with a presentation reviewing a number of independently-commissioned multi-modal surveys at Lidl food stores. 12 surveys at 6 sites took place in 2016, and the talk will take a look at modal split variations and other information gained from the survey results. This will be followed by a talk by one of our TRICS-approved data collection contractors on a major multi-modal survey recently undertaken at the Westfield development in Shepherds Bush, London. This was a particularly challenging survey, and the presentation will go into detail as to how the TRICS methodology was successfully adapted to cope with this large development. After lunch, there will be a brief presentation given on the recently signed agreement between TRICS and TDB in New Zealand, and this will be followed by a look at the changes to the 2017 TRICS Good Practice Guide, in particular highlighting new guidance on the correct use of Residential TRICS land use categories. Once the main presentations are over, there is then the option to attend the open forum on system development or the TRICS system demonstration, which ends the day.



1000 Welcome
TRICS® Chair – Dominic Smith, West Sussex County Council
1005 The 2017 TRICS User Survey and Forthcoming System Developments
Nick Rabbets, Managing Director, TRICS Consortium Limited
A review of the findings of the 2017 TRICS User Survey, and plans for forthcoming system developments.
1030 User Habits & Trends – An Analysis of How TRICS is Used
Ian Coles, Operations Manager, TRICS Consortium Limited
A detailed look at how the TRICS system is used by its members, based on usage monitoring data, including information on usage by land use type and various other factors.
1055 Questions
1130 An Analysis of Multi-Modal Surveys at Lidl Food Stores
Wayne Sayers, Dorset County Council
A review of 12 multi-modal surveys at 6 Lidl stores in various parts of England, presenting modal split variations and other information gained from the survey results.
1150 TRICS Surveys at Large Major Developments - Westfield
Marie Hancock, MHTC Limited
A look at how a recent TRICS SAM survey at the Westfield mixed development in Shepherds Bush London was undertaken, and a good example of how the TRICS methodology can be adapted for large developments.
1215 Questions
1230 LUNCH
1330 TRICS Overseas – The TRICS & TDB Agreement
Nick Rabbets, Managing Director, TRICS Consortium Limited
Announcing the agreement between TRICS and TDB, which will introduce the TRICS system to New Zealand and Australia.
1345 Good Practice – The Correct Use of Residential Categories in TRICS
Owen Edwards, Operations Officer, TRICS Consortium Limited
Highlighting an update to the 2017 TRICS Good Practice Guide which covers the correct use of the various Residential land use categories in TRICS.
1405 Questions
1415 Option 1: Interactive TRICS System Demonstration
Ian Coles, Operations Manager, TRICS Consortium Limited
A detailed demonstration of the system features of TRICS, ideal for new users or as a “refresher” for those who may not have used TRICS for a while.
Option 2: The Future of TRICS – Taking the System Forward
Nick Rabbets, Managing Director, TRICS Consortium Limited
An interactive open forum to discuss TRICS in general and ideas for future projects.


Book your FREE place

Places at this event are FREE to one delegate from each user organisation office. To book your place, please complete the on-line booking form. A member of the TRICS team will then confirm your place at the event by email.

On-Line Booking Form

You can submit your booking request on-line via this page. Please note that all bookings are on a first come, first served basis, and may be subject to availability. It is advised that bookings are made early to avoid potential disappointment. Each TRICS user organisation may send one person free of charge from each office at which TRICS is licensed for use. Any additional attendees from the same office will be charged £156 + VAT for their places.

Please complete all fields and click on the “finish” button. Your booking will then be processed by a member of the TRICS team, who will then send you a confirmation email. Please allow time for bookings to be processed.
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