25th Annual TRICS® User Meeting

Wed Nov 25 2020 at 09:30 am to 03:15 pm
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom

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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 Programme

0930-1000        REGISTRATION & TEA/COFFEE

1000-1005WelcomeTRICS® Chair – Wayne Sayers, Dorset Council

1005-1025The 2020 TRICS User Survey and Recent System EnhancementsIan Coles, Project Manager, TRICS Consortium LimitedA review of the findings of the 2020 TRICS User Survey, and detail on the various system enhancements that have been introduced following this valuable feedback.

1025-1050        After Lockdown: The Return of TRICS SurveysNick Rabbets, Managing Director, TRICS Consortium LimitedDetails of how TRICS is resuming its data collection programme following the UK lockdown, and how we will be making up for lost time by providing more survey data to our users across the UK and Ireland, with an emphasis on studying potential longer term changes in travel habits.

1050-1100        Questions

1100-1130        TEA & COFFEE

1130-1155        TRICS and the A to Better Project in Norfolk: A CollaborationStewart Bethell, Norfolk County CouncilTaking a look at a major data collection collaboration between Norfolk County Council and TRICS in 2020, covering 20 residential travel plan monitoring surveys throughout Norfolk, as part of the County Council’s innovative A to Better project.

1155-1215        A Return to Westfield: The Largest TRICS Survey Ever UndertakenMarie Hancock, MHTC LimitedIn 2017, a presentation was given on how TRICS methodologies can be adapted to cope with very large and challenging developments. In 2019, a re-survey was undertaken at by then an extended Westfield development in Shepherd’s Bush, London, and we look at the technicalities involved in what was our first ever survey of over 100,000 inbound trips. 

1215-1230        Questions

1230-1330        LUNCH 

1330-1350        A Local Authority’s Approach to Dealing with Transport Assessments Using TRICSSteven Shaw, West Sussex County CouncilA look at how local authorities assess Transport Assessments that include TRICS data, including the level of information that authorities require.

1350-1405        The “Cambourne Interactive Dashboard” for TRICS UsersOwen Edwards, Assistant Manager, TRICS Consortium LimitedA demonstration of a data extraction facility for the 2018 surveys at Cambourne, that is being made available to TRICS users via the members area of our website.

1405-1415        Questions

1415-1515        Option 1: Interactive TRICS System DemonstrationOwen Edwards, Assistant Manager, TRICS Consortium LimitedA 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: TRICS Open Forum: Your Questions AnsweredNick Rabbets, Managing Director, TRICS Consortium LimitedThe 2020 event will be the first in which we invite questions to be forwarded to our panel in advance, covering all elements of the TRICS project. The panel will discuss a number of these, and there will be plenty of time for contributions and further questions from the floor.

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/ />

Making a Booking

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. Also, please note that the fees for second and subsequent places are £160 + VAT this year.
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