Richard Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn BEng MSc(Eng) CEng MICE FCIHT FHEA

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Biography

Richard Llewellyn is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a wide range of experience in transport planning and engineering.  The first fifteen years of his career were spent in consultancy, developing a broad range of technical and project management experience across a wide variety of projects.  He also wrote several technical standards and contributed to the development of local and national transport policy. During his final four years in consultancy he led a team of over twenty five technical staff across two offices.  

Following his period in engineering consultancy, Richard became a Lecturer in Transportation Engineering and taught on the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Civil and Transportation Engineering, both in Edinburgh and overseas in Shanghai and Yangon, Myanmar. He also undertook several research projects in transport planning and traffic engineering during this period.

Richard then went on to work for Transport Scotland as Graduate Development Manager. He is currently completing his part-time PhD studies at Edinburgh Napier University, due for completion in December 2021.

Richard is also a non-Councillor board member of the South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) and is a committee member and former Chair of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport Scotland region.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • CIHT Education and Professional Development Strategic Board - Chair
  • CIHT Individual Route Assessment Panel Member
  • CIHT Membership and Skills Strategy Board Member
  • Edinburgh Urban Design Panel Member

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • SURFLOGH Edinburgh Conference Chair
  • Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference – Programme Committee Member
  • Transport Demand Management Symposium - Scientific Committee Member

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Highways Magazine Excellence Awards: Road Marking Project of the Year (2018) (Shortlisted)
  • National Transport Awards: Road Safety, Traffic Management & Enforcement (Shortlisted)
  • Most Innovative Presentation - 2017 JCT Traffic Signal Symposium
  • ITS (UK) Scheme of the Year Award
  • ITS (UK) Forward Thinking Award
  • Scottish Transport Awards: Excellence and Innovation Award
  • CIHT John Smart Road Safety Award
  • Highways Magazine Excellence Awards: Road Marking Project of the Year (2016)
  • National Transport Awards: Most Innovative Project of the Year
  • 3rd Place in the ICE International Graduates and Students Papers Competition
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Winner of the ICE Renée Redfern Hunt Prize
  • Winner of the ICE East of Scotland Branch and ICE Scotland Graduates and Students Papers Competitions

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Scottish Road Research Board - Member

 

Invited Speaker

  • Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users, Safer Speeds Conference, Stirling
  • Transport Scotland Future ITS Strategy Event
  • Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users, Safer Speeds Conference, Stirling
  • Future of Road Safety Conference: Implementing a Safe System, London
  • Cycling Scotland National Conference, Edinburgh
  • Scottish Disability Equality Forum Conference, Perth

 

Media Activity

  • BBC Radio 5Live - Naked Scientists - Roads and Travel
  • Speed limiters on cars will cut UK road deaths by 30%
  • Drivers praise new road studs on the A1
  • Scottish LED road stud safety scheme in contention for major UK transport industry award
  • Smart studs to light up Mersey junction
  • LED road studs linked to traffic lights to guide drivers at complex junction
  • Increasing the speed limit won't get the traffic moving faster
  • Does pushing the 'walk' button help you cross the street faster? A transport engineer weighs in
  • Motorists views on new A1 road studs are sought
  • New technology gives drivers a guiding light on the A1
  • Smart Highways Magazine: A roundabout way
  • Reducing inattentional blindness on the roads by positively influencing driver behaviour
  • The Times: Slow down to speed up the commute

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Scotland Region) - Chair
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Scotland Region) - Vice Chair
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Scotland Region) - Committee Member
  • Member of the Permanent Way Institution
  • Member of the Transport Planning Society
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation - Member of the Board of Trustees
  • SEStran - Non-Councillor Board Member

 

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Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Fountas, G. (2021)
Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds. Energies, 14(21), 7209. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217209
Vehicle speeds have a direct relationship with the severity of road crashes and may influence their probability of occurrence. Solar-powered active road studs have been shown ...

Active Road Studs as an Alternative to Lighting on Rural Roads: Driver Safety Perception

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Maher, M. (2020)
Active Road Studs as an Alternative to Lighting on Rural Roads: Driver Safety Perception. Sustainability, 12(22), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229648
Drivers, particularly with increasing age, cite driving at night as being problematic and feeling unsafe. Ultimately this may result in self-regulation and avoidance, with pot...

Naturalistic measurement of driver eye height and object height using photogrammetry

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Sarkar, P., & Taylor, M. D. (2021)
Naturalistic measurement of driver eye height and object height using photogrammetry. Proceedings of the ICE - Transport, 174(7), 430-440. https://doi.org/10.1680/jtran.18.00124
Driver eye height and object height are key factors in the derivation of basic parameters for safe and economically efficient highway design. This study critically reviews pr...

Improving Lane Adherence at Signalised Roundabouts with Intelligent Road Studs - A Case Study

Presentation / Conference
Llewellyn, R. (2017, September)
Improving Lane Adherence at Signalised Roundabouts with Intelligent Road Studs - A Case Study. Paper presented at JCT Traffic Signals Symposium
Spiral markings at signalised roundabouts improve traffic flow but can reduce safety due to poor lane discipline. This paper describes an innovative method of improving lane a...

Parking enforcement activity and public attitudes to enforcement: a case study of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) in the context of the EU Push and Pull project

Presentation / Conference
Rye, T. & Llewellyn, R. (2016, November)
Parking enforcement activity and public attitudes to enforcement: a case study of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) in the context of the EU Push and Pull project. Paper presented at International workshop on the economics of parking, Barcelona, 28th November 2016, University of Barcelona
Effective parking enforcement is absolutely critical to the effective operation and to the public acceptability of on-street parking policy. Very little empirically-based aca...

Inattentional Blindness and road safety: the potential role of intelligent road studs in reducing accidents

Conference Proceeding
Llewellyn, R., & Ladyman, S. (2016)
Inattentional Blindness and road safety: the potential role of intelligent road studs in reducing accidents. In Proceedings of 11th ITS European Congress
In-vehicle distraction is often the subject of debate in relation to road safety. Distractions outside of the vehicle, however, are often overlooked. Both situations result in...

The Use Of Equality Impact Assessments In Scottish Local Authority Transport Projects

Presentation / Conference
Sherriff, G. & Llewellyn, R. (2016, May)
The Use Of Equality Impact Assessments In Scottish Local Authority Transport Projects. Paper presented at 12th Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, UK

Maximising the tourism benefits to the Scottish Borders of the Borders Railway

Presentation / Conference
Gibson, G., & Llewellyn, R. (2016, May)
Maximising the tourism benefits to the Scottish Borders of the Borders Railway. Paper presented at 12th Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, UK
No abstract avaliable.

Lighting the way: the use of intelligent road studs at spiral-marked roundabouts.

Presentation / Conference
Llewellyn, R. (2015, September)
Lighting the way: the use of intelligent road studs at spiral-marked roundabouts. Paper presented at European Transport Conference, Frankfurt, Germany

Engineering condition assessment of cycling infrastructure: Cyclists’ perceptions of satisfaction and comfort

Journal Article
Calvey, J., Shackleton, J., Taylor, M., & Llewellyn, R. (2015)
Engineering condition assessment of cycling infrastructure: Cyclists’ perceptions of satisfaction and comfort. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 78, 134-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.031
The UK National Cycle Network comprises 23,660 km of cycling and walking paths of which a significant percentage is dedicated off-road infrastructure. This represents a signif...

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