We are delighted that our 10th annual conference will be hosted by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The event will be held in the Council Chamber on 31st October 2019 and will cater for up to 150 delegates. Our thanks go to the Borough of Waltham Forest for hosting this conference.
Our theme of 20's Plenty for the 2020s will aim to project forwards to next decade when we expect a major change in the mix of transport modes on our streets. Some of these will be as a result on pressures on active travel, emissions, vehicle sharing and economic factors . These will be overlaid with new technologies such as e-bikes, e-scooters, speed limiters, vehicle automation and speed enforcement. And what of the goal of Vision Zero for deaths and serious injuries on our roads?
Rather than discuss incremental changes which anticipate current requirements to make our urban and village environment more liveable we want to project forwards to address the trends of the next 5-10 years and see how lower vehicle speeds and limits fit into that expected world. We can see some of these trends in other places, such as the surge in e-bikes which extend commuting active travel and the proliferation of e-scooters. And some, such as speed limiters, are already mandated for the future.
Key questions we will be asking are :-
- What modal mix do we expect in 5-10 years?
- Will e-scooters and e-bikes extend commuting and active travel options?
- What will be the impact of new technologies?
- How will speed limiters effect compliance and also criminal/civil liability in the event of a crash?
- What special aspects need to be considered for "Super-cities" like London?
- Will subsidised or even free public transport transform commuting options?
- Will automated vehicles change our traditional model of private car use towards mobility as a service?
- How can we best deliver zero road deaths and serious injuries?
- How do we set the right speed limits for all these changed and developed interactions between people, vulnerable road users and road machines?
We are delighted at the presenters who have so far agreed to speak at the conference. These include :-
From an international perspective :-
Mr Matthew Baldwin Deputy Director-General - Mobility and Transport European Commission Mr Jonathan Passmore Programme Manager - Violence and Injury Prevention World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe
From a national perspective:-
Mr Lee Waters AM Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport
From a London Perspective
DS Andrew Cox Lead on Vision Zero Metropolitan Police Mr Stuart Reid Interim Director Vision Zero Transport for London Cllr Clyde Loakes Deputy Leader London Borough of Waltham Forest Cllr Tim Mitchell Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment and City Management Westminster City Council Cllr Alex Ehmann Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport London Borough of Richmond
From an academic perspective:-
Dr Paul Pilkington Senior Lecturer in Public Health University of the West of England
We will post further information on the conference and new speakers as it becomes available, and also the booking link.WHENOctober 31, 2019 at 10amWHEREWaltham Forest Town Hall
London E17 4JF
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