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Stopping Sight Distance App now updated

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PJA's unique iPhone App 'StopDist' has now been updated so that it is optimised for the latest iOS and the most recent version of the iPhone.  The App can be downloaded from the App Store here.

PJA opens in Reading

PJA is delighted to announce the opening today of its new office in Reading.

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The team in Reading will offer continued support to our existing clients in the area whilst further developing our presence in the South East.

The Reading office will be led by Cullan Riley, with support from Matthew Franklin and Matthew Proctor.

PJA makes a trio of promotions and appointments

Mark Nettleton has been promoted from Technical Director to the role of Director, Matthew Franklin has been promoted to the position of Principal Consultant and Chris Stack, who previously worked at Atkins, has been appointed as Principal Consultant

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Director Nigel Millington said: "Phil Jones Associates is experiencing an exciting period of growth and it is vital that we have the right people in place to ensure our continued success."

"Mark, Matthew and Chris all bring the right experience and credentials to help meet the demands of the market."

"Our recruitment drive is set to continue with a further raft of appointments later in the year."

The photograph shows Mark Nettleton, Nigel Millington and Matthew Franklin (left to right)

 

PJA advises cycling legend Chris Boardman

Phil Jones has been advising cycling legend Chris Boardman on his campaign for a cycling revolution across the country.

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He has been helping Chris show the Government and local authorities that just a few simple changes to road design, costing from £3,000, will encourage residents to get on their bikes for their daily journeys - in turn tackling congestion and obesity problems.

The campaign is being backed by British Cycling - the national governing body for cycling - for which Chris is a policy advisor and Phil is an infrastructure expert. It follows research which suggests that two-thirds of people in this country would get on a bike if the environment was more appealing for cyclists. 

Phil said: "Working alongside Adrian Lord, another British Cycling infrastucture expert, we have set out proposals showing how just few a road and junction changes that prioritise cycling as a form of transport could kick start a cycling transformation across the country."

"Focusing on Chris' hometown of West Kirby, Wirral, we have highlighted how measures such as two-way cycling, speed reduction, convenient crossing, and shared space design could increase the number of cycling trips in the town by 20 per cent in the first year."

"These proposals aren't about finding new money, but are about a reallocation of existing funds and a conscious decision to create more pleasant places to live."

Chris has challenged Wirral MP Esther McVey MP and West Kirby's transport planners to implement the plans, which also show how the proposed redesigns could increase takings for local businesses by 50 per cent and at the same time reduce accidents by two-fifths.

PJA's Annabel Keegan helps to make the headlines

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PJA Associate Annabel Keegan has been helping make the Shropshire headlines thanks to her involvement in a shared spaced scheme for the market town of Shifnal, Shropshire.

Click here for the article.

Bexleyheath Shared Space Scheme recognised in national awards

We're delighted that our Bexleyheath town centre revitalisation scheme for LB Bexley has received a Commendation in the 'Streets' category at this year's CIHT Transport Awards.  

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The project has already won a London Transport award for walking and public realm.

It involved the removal of several sets of traffic signals and their replacement with shared space 'no rules' junctions carrying up to 22,000 vehicles per day, together with extensive repaving and decluttering. We were responsible for the preliminary highways design and traffic modelling.

The new layout, which was fully opened to traffic in Autumn 2013, is proving very successful with reduced traffic and pedestrian delays, increased footfall and a reduction in empty shop units. 

More information on the project is here and you might like to watch some videos of the Police Station Square uncontrolled junction here.

PJA's Matt Franklin reveals all about Bell Ringing

Matt, a Principal Consultant at PJA, has been interviewed by Planning about his bell ringing hobby.

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Read the full article here.

 

We are recruiting!

Due to the contined growth of PJA we are now recruiting for a number of positions in our Birmingham office.

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We have a number of positions available for talented Transport Planning and Highway Design professionals.  If you have between 1 and 5 years experience in one or more of the following areas, we would be delighted to hear from you:

  • Transport Assessments
  • Traffic Modelling and Analysis
  • Highway and Junction Design in AutoCAD

You will preferably have a relevant degree or equivalent, and a higher level degree or equivalent is also desirable.

If you feel that your qualifications, skills and experience meet these requirements, then please send a CV and covering letter to admin@philjonesassociates.co.uk

PJA team take part in Longbridge Cycle to Work Day

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Mike Edwards, Mark Nettleton and Matt Proctor (left to right) all took part in the Cycle to Work day arranged by St Modwen to promote the forthcoming launch of the Longbridge Technology Park Travel Plan.

Folding bikes were the order of the day!

Local press coverage can be seen here.

PJA working on feasibility of possible HS2 Cyclepath

 

 

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PJA has been commissioned by DfT to consider the potential for a long distance cyclepath to follow the route of HS2. Click here to read more.