Climate change and transport disruption and measuring risk and uncertainty.

Research in the field of climate change and transport disruption is concerned with the perception that extreme weather events are occurring more often in the latest years. In the last few years the UK transport system has witnessed some of the worst extreme weather conditions in its history, these conditions have resulted in big impacts to transport users, operators, the economy, at both the local and national level, and has also suffered prolonged periods of extreme weather conditions. Until now there has been no method on how risk and uncertainty can be measured and handled within transport infrastructure to reduce impact on transport system or how policy maker’s deal with risk and uncertainty in the development and implementation of strategy and projects.

The focus of this research will be on examining how risk and uncertainty are framed and handled within the appraisal, policy development and strategy implementation phases, in response to the challenges presented by climate change to transport infrastructure.