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Smart Transport Conference: key topics and conclusions.

8 March 2019

The Smart Transport Conference which took place last month, brought together industry leaders from both the private and public sector to discuss key issues facing UK transport.

The event, which featured an expert panel of speakers, allowed crucial developments and innovative solutions to be explored and key topics and conclusions were as below:

Key Takeaways from the Smart Transport Conference:

  • The biggest transport challenge is to have a policy that caters for everyone; that gives all people the same ability to get about. Business models have to be reimagined to “create new transport solutions and a better world” according to Jesse Norman, future of mobility minister.
  • TfGM is planning to expand the city’s car clubs as shared mobility is a “key part of the toolbox” for first and last mile delivery, according to Rafael Cuesta, Head of Innovation.
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy centres on healthy streets and healthy people, good public transport experience, and accommodating new homes and jobs. He aims to increase the proportion of journeys that are carried out by walking, cycling and public transport to 86% by 2014.

Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport believes “technology has a huge role to play… we have to enable people to have the information at their fingertips to be able to plan their journeys and know their options.”

To download the post-event report, please click here.


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