Roads and transportation

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The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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What lockdown air pollution reductions mean for the future of urban transport

People in cities experienced cleaner air during lockdowns, but a permanent shift to greener modes of transport and habits is ‘extremely complex to achieve’ given how much space is devoted to cars and the groups resisting change, says Dr Basile Chaix, who studies the health trade-offs we make as we travel.

Beyond technology: How smart cities are reinventing themselves post-COVID-19

New smart city strategies comprise smart mobility, short food supply chains, and holistic approaches to social and environmental wellbeing.

Radical railways: 15 technologies that could drive the future of trains

Iarnród Éireann trial to stabilise tracks with underlying weak subgrade at Corracullin bog

During August 2019, Iarnród Éireann undertook trial stabilisation works to the track at Corracullin bog on the border between Co Offaly and Co Westmeath, with the objective being to trial a method of track stabilisation without removing the tracks, writes Colin Hedderly.

A 2020 guide to electric and hybrid cars

Last year was an amazing year in the world of electric vehicles (EV), and there has been no shortage of eye-catching headlines, from the government’s new plan for 1,000,000 electric cars by 2030, to the Hyundai e-Kona and Tesla Model 3 arriving on our shores, writes University College Cork's John Hayes.

E-scooters – cities should embrace them

Large ungainly versions of the childhood microscooter have started to populate cities around the world, writes Stefan Gössling.

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