Excellent. There will of course be many ongoing management and maintenance issues. But let's tackle those as they become apparent. I promised at the September 2008 meeting to create a unified list of papers presented at all the previous conferences. It is on my action list and I will liaise with others on the list to fill gaps. I will then let Peter have the complete list.
Dr John Parkin
Reader in Transport Engineering and Planning
University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB UK
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Subject: Proposal for CSRJ web Portal
Following a series of discussions after the Success of the September CSRG symposium at UWE, and taking on board the comments made re the launch of an academic journal, I have managed to put together a proposal for a permanent web portal for CSRG outlined as below, setup costs to be sponsored by the CT&CT and hosted by the University of Chester. Both parties have agreed in principle to this depending on the will and support of CSRG list members
This would enable us to have a place to share ideas, disseminate work in progress and to host working papers on a permanent and central location.
I would be grateful for indications of support or voices of disapproval from CSRG list members before we move any further forward on this.
To establish a web-based electronic forum for the collation and dissemination of academic research on cycling from a social science perspective
$B!|(J Portal with appropriate domain name e.g. cycling and society
$B!|(J Web forum for online discussion by registered participants of
current and existing research work
$B!|(J Pages for listing of existing academic research published in the
wider academic community
$B!|(J Space to publish peer-reviewed occasional papers (ongoing)
$B!|(J Space to host non-peer-reviewed academic work e.g. conference
These resources should be made available to researchers from all disciplines