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The 19th JCT Traffic Signal Symposium & Exhibition

This page provides archive information on the 2014 Symposium.

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The 2014 Symposium was held at The University of Warwick on the 18th and 19th of September 2014. The format of the event was the same as in previous years and included a Symposium programme filled with topical presentations, a specialist Exhibition, and plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and colleagues and network with new contacts.

The MOVA User Group was also be held at the University on Wednesday 17th September.


The JCT Symposium & Exhibition started in 1996 as a way to bring traffic signal practitioners together with manufacturers and to maintain a sense of community amongst signals engineers. It is intended to run as an affordable conference that is accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of experience and that encourages the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practice. Over the past few years, the symposium has consolidated its position as the UK's best conference event for traffic signals.

The Symposium & Exhibition runs over two days, and is usually preceded by the MOVA user group. It mixes conference style papers, the principal manufacturers, networking opportunities and organised social events in the evening. As far as content goes, the emphasis is on the signals community itself and JCT seeks submission of papers and presentations from working signal engineers, manufacturers and suppliers. But the broad appeal of the programme means that papers are also welcome from policy makers, interest groups, and academics. If you would like to share your experience with the signals community then please let us know and we will do everything we can to help you including subsidising attendance at this event.

Prizes 2014

As regular Symposium attendees will know prizes are awarded each year for the papers presented. The prizes are awarded by a panel of eminent traffic signal professionals

This year's prizes were awarded as follows:

Overall Best Paper

A review of SCATS deployment and operation in Dublin.
Barry McCann, Dublin City Council.
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Most Thought Provoking Paper

Challenges faced by people with reduced mobility in navigating pedestrian crossings
Gavin Neate, Neatebox Ltd.
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Paper Most Likely To Promote Best Value

Traffic signal bus priority - is it time for a health check?
Jackie Davies, Bristol City Council.
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Most Innovative Paper

Hams Hall - Innovative traffic control scheme to deter illegal car cruising
Sallie Langan, Warwickshire County Council.
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Most Visually Enjoyable Paper

How technology influenced and aided in the redesign of Lissenhall Interchange, Dublin
Robert Kelly, AECOM.
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Institute of Highway Engineers Exhibition Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunt prize of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and a £500 IHE training voucher was won by Katie Ellis, Cambridgeshire County Council.

Westcotec After Dinner competition

The champagne prizes for the Westcotec After Dinner Golf competition were won by Iain Ross, Motus Traffic and Aaron O'Connor, Dublin City Council.

2014 Symposium Papers

Special Events Sponsored by:

The programme of papers for 2014 was as follows:

Right of Weight - HGV priority at traffic signals under MOVA control
Dan Preece, Integrated Traffic Services Ltd
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Traffic Open Products and Standards (TOPAS) - a replacement for type approval & an update on the TR2500 series review
Adrian Gray, Hampshire County Council & Keith Manston, Siemens & Ben Catchesides, Highways Agency
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Overview of low cycle signals design and implementation in London
Peter Czachowski, Transport for London
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Draft document SQA-0651 Download →

Birmingham Cycling Revolution
Will Martin, Birmingham City Council
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TSRGD update
Sally Gibbons, Department for Transport

NET2 - Tram Story 2 (Nottingham)
David Parkin & Tom Hargreaves, Mott MacDonald
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Design and delivery – a partnering approach
Gary Bray, Siemens & Richard Childs, Nottingham City Council
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Traffic signal bus priority - is it time for a health check?
Jackie Davies, Bristol City Council
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Hams Hall - Innovative traffic control scheme to deter illegal car cruising
Sallie Langan, Warwickshire County Council
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Shared Space Design Principles
Richard Crappsley, Steer Davies Gleave

Intelligent radars for strategic detection applications
Greg Baker, AGD

There's nothing pedestrian about pedestrian detection
Keith Manston, Siemens

A review of SCATS deployment and operation in Dublin
Barry McCann, Dublin City Council
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A review of pedestrian walking speeds and time needed to cross the road
M R Crabtree, P Emmerson & C Lodge, TRL

Using technology to fill the gap (maxed out networks, limited road space, increased users and Smart Cities)
Peter Cattell, Imtech Traffic & Infra UK Ltd

Challenges faced by people with reduced mobility in navigating pedestrian crossings
Gavin Neate, Neatebox Ltd
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Cable Shroud - collaborative working with your supply chain
Spencer Wilson, Transport for London

Traffic Signal Priority for Buses in Norwich
Pete Symonds, Norfolk County Council
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Innovations in bridge mounted detection: Overcoming challenges in South Wales
Tom Sidall, Atkins
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How to solve your communications issues and save £1m
Angus Higgins, Imtech Traffic & Infra UK Ltd

How technology influenced and aided in the redesign of Lissenhall Interchange, Dublin
Robert Kelly, AECOM
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Dublin City Council Traffic and incident management centre systems and applications upgrades
Aaron O'Connor, Dublin City Council
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Tackling congestion through journey time monitoring
David Richmond, Videalert and Jackie Davies, Bristol City Council
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An update on Traffic Signal Briefing Notes - the final chapter
Ian Routledge, Ian Routledge Consultancy


The Symposium has had a parallel exhibition for many years and this year the additional exhibition space at Warwick mean the exhibition was bigger and better than ever. As in previous years the exhibition included stands for most of the key companies in the traffic signals field and entry was free for Symposium delegates.

Exhibitors for 2014 included:

  • AGD Systems
  • Aldridge Traffic Systems
  • CA Traffic
  • Clearview Traffic Group
  • Coeval Group
  • FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Highways Magazine
  • IDT
  • Imtech Traffic and Infra UK
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • JCT Consultancy
  • Motus Traffic
  • NAL
  • NOW Wireless
  • Pike Signals
  • Radix Traffic
  • Ritherdon & Co
  • RTEM
  • Siemens
  • SRL Traffic Systems
  • Swarco Traffic
  • TDC Systems
  • TEC Magazine
  • telent Technology Services
  • Tricel
  • Variable Message Signs
  • Videalert
  • Vysionics ITS
  • Westcotec

Event Sponsors

As in previous years the Symposium was sponsored by several major companies from the traffic control industry. Once again, Siemens generously sponsored the main Gala Dinner on the Thursday evening.

The following events were kindly supported by our sponsors:

  • Gala Dinner (Thurs Eve) - Siemens
  • Drinks Reception (Thurs Eve) - Swarco
  • Evening Social/Networking on Wed and Thu - Imtech Traffic & Infra UK, Motus, NAL, Swarco, VMS
  • After Dinner competition - Westcotec
  • Exhibition Treasure Hunt - Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Delegate Bags and Event Photography - TEC Magazine
  • Lanyards - Highways Magazine


2014 saw the Symposium at The University of Warwick for a fourth year. This popular conference venue provided us with all the facilities we needed for the presentations, the exhibition, on-site overnight accommodation and networking/social events.

The University is located centrally within the UK just south of Coventry and has good transport links with the rest of the country being only a few minutes from the M6 and railway stations. For international visitors Birmingham airport is only 10 miles away.

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