BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
Wednesday 25th November 2020


25th Annual TRICS User Meeting

TRICS Consortium Limited are pleased to announce that the 25th Annual TRICS User Meeting will be taking place in London on Wednesday 25th November 2020. The annual User Meeting remains a free event (one person per member organisation office), and following a well-attended event in 2019 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 all elements of the project that allows members to exchange their ideas freely.

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 2020 TRICS User Survey, and the system enhancements that have been introduced this year as a result of this much valued feedback. This will be followed by a presentation on how TRICS is returning to its regional data collection programme following the UK lockdown period, and how we will be making up for lost time with more surveys in 2021, as well as our thoughts on potential changes in travel habits in the longer term, and how we can assist in studying these through re-surveys at existing TRICS developments. After a tea and coffee break mid-morning, we have two guest presentations. The first is a talk on a collaboration between TRICS and Norfolk County Council, which saw 20 residential sites surveyed in 2019 to monitor travel plans across the county, providing a summary of Norfolk’s A to Better project and how our organisations worked together to deliver the results. This will be followed by a talk on the largest ever survey undertaken for TRICS, a re-survey at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, London, which was the first survey to cover over 100,000 inbound trips.


The data collection contractor who undertook this project will present a summary of how such a major site was tackled, in terms of adapting the TRICS multi-modal methodology to maximise efficiency and accuracy. After lunch, a representative from a local authority will discuss how they deal with Transport Assessments that use TRICS data, in terms of assessing trip generation and the level of detail that is required from those supplying TA’s. The final presentation will look at an interactive data extraction tool, containing all of the data from the 2018 large survey at the new community of Cambourne in Cambridgeshire, which is now freely available to TRICS users, and we shall provide worked examples of how data can be extracted and analysed using this new facility. Once the main presentations are over, there is then the option to attend the TRICS open forum or the TRICS system demonstration, which ends the day.

The Venue

BMA House

This year we are pleased to be holding our event at BMA House of the British Medical Association. It is located next to Tavistock Square in Central London, and is close to Euston rail station, so can be easily reached by various methods of public transport.


With period features and state of the art AV facilities, this venue provides an enticing mix of history and technical excellence that never fails to impress organisers and attendees alike. We feel that this is an excellent choice for our annual event, and further details of the venue can be found at their website at http://bmahouse.org.uk/