TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022

Sponsored by
Clearview Intelligence
ioki - a DB company
Project Centre
Trapeze Group


TRANSPORT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micro mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.

On Wednesday December 7th we will be casting a spotlight over Scotland, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the city-regions of Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, regional transport partnerships, major transport operators, national transport agencies or local/combined authorities giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022 takes place at Citation, Glasgow, and follows on from our highly acclaimed 2021, 2019 and 2018 editions (hosted in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, respectively). This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.

Our previous Transport Smart Classes have attracted senior delegates from:

LB Barnet • LB Brent • LB Camden • City of London Corporation • LB Croydon • LB Ealing • Ebbsfleet Development Corp • Greater London Authority • Royal Borough of Greenwich • LB Hackney • LB Hammersmith & Fulham • LB Haringey • LB Hounslow • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Lambeth • LB Lewisham • LB Newham • LB Redbridge • LB Richmond-upon-Thames • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • LB Tower Hamlets • London Councils • Thames Estuary Partnership • Thurrock Council • LB Wandsworth • Westminster City Council • Aberdeen City Council • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council • Bath and North East Somerset Council • BCP Council • Bedford Borough Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council • Blackpool Council • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bracknell Forest Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Bristol City Operations Centre • Buckinghamshire Council • Caerphilly County Borough Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Cambridge City Council • Cambridgeshire County Council • Greater Cambridge Partnership • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region/CCR City Deal • Cardiff Council • Carlisle City Council • Central Bedfordshire Council • Cheltenham Borough Council • Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council • Copeland Borough Council • Cotswold District Council • Coventry City Council • Cyngor Gwynedd Council • Denbighshire County Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council • Dorset Council • Dumfries & Galloway Council • Dundee City Council • East Dunbartonshire Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • Exeter City Futures • Falkirk Council • Fife Council • Forest of Dean District Council • Glasgow City Council • Gloucestershire County Council • Hampshire County Council • Harrogate Borough Council • Herefordshire Council • Hertfordshire County Council • Hull City Council • Isle of Wight Council • Kent County Council • Kirklees Council • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Lancashire County Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Leeds City Council • Leicester City Council • Leicestershire County Council • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority • Luton Borough Council • Manchester City Council • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council • Midlothian Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Moray Council • Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council • Newport City Council • Norfolk County Council • Northamptonshire County Council • North Ayrshire Council • North East Combined Authority • North Norfolk District Council • North Somerset Council • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Nottinghamshire County Council • Oldham Council • Oxford City Council • Oxfordshire County Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Peterborough City Council • Plymouth City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Powys County Council • Reading Borough Council • Renfrewshire Council • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council • Salford City Council • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council • Scottish Borders Council • Sheffield City Council • Sheffield City Region • Shetland Islands Council • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Somerset County Council • South Gloucestershire Council • South Hams District Council • South Somerset District Council • South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority • Staffordshire County Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Surrey County Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Swindon Borough Council • Torfaen County Borough Council • Trafford Metropolitan District Council • Vale of Glamorgan Council • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • Warrington Borough Council • Warwick District Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Devon Borough Council • West Midlands Combined Authority • West of England Combined Authority • West Oxfordshire District Council • West Sussex County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council • Wiltshire Council • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council • Wokingham Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Wrexham County Borough Council • City of York Council • Abellio ScotRail • Arriva Group • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Arriva UK Bus • Arriva UK Trains • Arriva Buses Rhyl • Big Green Coach • Black Country Transport • Brighton & Hove Buses • Bristol Airport • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • Derbyshire Community Transport • Enterprise Car Club • FirstGroup • First UK Bus • Go-Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • Great Western Railway • HCT Group • Heathrow Airport • HS2 • KenEx Tramway Project • Merseytravel • Metrobus • National Express Group • Network Rail • Northern • Nottingham City Transport • Rail Delivery Group • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • Southeastern Railway • South Western Railway • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Bus • Stagecoach Group • Stagecoach South Wales • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Thames Gateway Tramlink • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Active Gloucestershire • Awel Aman Tawe • CoMoUK • Connected Places Catapult • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities • England’s Economic Heartland • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Innovate UK • KTN • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • Lower Thames Crossing • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midlands Engine • Midland Metro Alliance • Midlothian Disability Access Panel • Ministry of Defence • Museum of London • National Highways • North Bristol SusCom • North Wales EAB • One Trafford Partnership • Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leadership Group • Peterborough Environment City Trust • Public Health England • Roads Collaboration Programme • The Rail Innovation Group • Satellite Applications Catapult • Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance • Scottish Cities Alliance • Scottish Government • Scottish Parliament • SEPA • SEStran • Smart Cities Scotland • Solent Transport • South East Dorset Community Accessible Transport • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • SPT • Sustainability West Midlands • Sustrans • SWestrans • Tactran • Transport East • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport for London • Transport North East • Transport Scotland • Transport for the North • Transport for the South East • Transport for Wales • Transport for West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • Traveline Cymru • Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive/Nexus • Welsh Government • West Midlands Open Data Forum • Western Gateway • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • Yorcard • ZetTrans • 31ten Consulting • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arcadis • Arup • Atkins • Audi • Balfour Beatty Vinci • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • BWB Consulting • CampbellReith • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Costain • Engie • GeoPlace • Go Travel • Griffiths • Integrated Transport Planning • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Meinhardt UK • Minicabit • MM Transport Planning • Mode Transport Planning • Momentum Transport • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • Norman Rourke Pryme • Parsons • Paul Basham Associates • Pell Frischmann • RAC • Rappor Consultants • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Haskoning DHV • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska • Smart Transport Hub • Stantec • Steer • SWECO • SYSTRA • Transporting Cities • Transport Planning Associates • Turner & Townsend • Vectos • Waterman Aspen • Witteveen+Bos • Wood • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • ATCO • Birmingham City University • University of Birmingham • British Parking Association • British Standards Institute • Bus Rapid Transit UK • Cardiff University • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Cenex • CENSIS • Centre for London • Changeworks UK • CIHT • City-REDI, University of Birmingham • Community Transport Association • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Edinburgh Napier Transport Research Institute • Energy Saving Trust • The Green Party • ITSO • ITS UK Data Forum • Local Government Association • Nottingham Trent University • Open Data Institute • RTPI • Scotland’s Towns Partnership • Scottish Motor Trade Association • Scottish Power • SSE Energy • Technology Scotland • Transport Institute, University College London • Transport Planning Society • UKTram • Unitary Councils’ Network • University of Bath • Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow • University of Leeds • University of Salford • University of Stirling • University of Surrey • WMG, University of Warwick • University of the West England • University of Wolverhampton • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“Harnessing data and new technologies to create a more sustainable transport system” • “The role of sub-regional partnerships in delivering future mobility – Life without certainty and a road map” • “Innovating in London – How TfL is working with market innovators to deliver the outcomes of Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy” • “Delivering MaaS globally and for the UK” • “Visions for transport – Delivering a high impact active travel scheme that meets placed-based objectives for Northolt” • “Collaborating to deliver more connected mobility across the North” • “MaaS – It’s a people thing!” • “Bus franchising and enhanced partnerships – Strategies for success” • “Putting buses at the heart of the Liverpool city region’s transport revolution” • “Lessons from the active travel trail” • “How to set up a tailor-made DRT service: Success factors for DRT planning and operations” • “Learning from connected and autonomous vehicle trials – Scaling up to deliver the National Highways connected service roadmap and digital roads vision” • “Smarter assets, sustainable communities” • “MaaSive opportunities for modal shift in Wales” • “Considering a shared transport energy system” • “Sustainable, emission-free deliveries” • “Data for good – Working with communities for inclusive smart transport futures” • “Cardiff Capital Region’s sustainable transport and mobility ambitions in a post-Covid, post-Brexit and climate-focused era” • “Autonomous connected electric shared fleets and MaaS” • “Ambition needs innovation – The West of England FTZ programme” • “Utilising data science to introduce new DDRT services” •  “Community logistics for low cost zero-carbon delivery services and as a catalyst for cultural shift” • “Applying intelligent mobility to transform road journeys and drive integration with the wider transport network” • “Harnessing public transport for smarter asset management” • “Pandemic’s impact on passenger behaviour and travel patterns – Embracing new mobility models and technology strategies to give London the ‘above ground’ transport services that it needs” • “Buses – A powerful enabling force for wider decarbonisation and economic regeneration” • “Bettering Oyster outside the London area – How we finally do it” • “Integrating DRT into BSIPs” • “Transforming mobility in Coventry with urban airport and Coventry very light rail” • “7 myths of why MaaS why will fly” • “TMA part 6 – Tools and opportunities for enforcing moving traffic” • “Making it easier for people to walk and cycle: Innovations in approach” • “Delivering at speed and at scale, without leaving anyone behind” • “Embracing innovation to enable Greater Manchester to build back better” • “National Highways’ digital roads vision” • “Future travel scenarios in the North and the developing transport landscape” • “Strategic use of data in delivering Edinburgh’s city centre transformation, city mobility plan, active travel action plan and low emission zone” • “The future’s smart for Scottish transport” • “Integrating demand responsive transport into the wider transport networks – Practical tips for the implementation and launch of DDRT” • “HAFAS-based intermodal journey planning – Key to a successful and sustainable MaaS platform” • “Digitalisation of public transportation: From passenger information to MaaS” • “Perspectives on EV charging and infrastructure” • “Clean air – a design, build, monitor and enforce model” • “Bringing positive travel changes for pupils and parents across Scotland with WOW” • “Moving traffic enforcement for cleaner air and road safety compliance – Are we ready?” • “Continuous and real-time vehicle to infrastructure scanning and fixed infrastructure scanning – Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance” • “Dynamic demand responsive transport – Best practices in shared mobility for lower density areas” • “Using data to drive businesses to adopt emission free deliveries” • “A transport strategy for the East” • “Connecting people, transforming journeys” • “Improving the use of data in transport” • “Revolutionising data collection and traffic optimisation using AI” • “How to effectively manage and improve clean air scenarios through enforcement” • “Mind over mode shift – The future of public transport in Kent” • “Towards an inclusive zero carbon transport system – Developing the future West Midlands transport strategy” • “Using intelligent infrastructure initiatives to deliver transport objectives” • “The importance of passenger data in MaaS” • “Hubbing our mobility” • “Smart connectivity and mobility for inclusive and sustainable cities” •  “Future mobility strategies: Better data, behaviour change and better insights” • “Taking MaaS to the next level” • “Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network” • “Improving the public transport customer proposition with smarter data” • “The role of smart mobility in delivering a transport strategy for the South East” • “Transport innovation in Milton Keynes – The future’s here!” • “Using smart roads to keep Leeds moving” • “Applying big data to transport analysis across Wales” • “AI for accessibility” • “How journey time monitoring is evolving with crowdsourced data” • “How to effectively manage and enforce clean air zones and low emission zones with virtual permits and digital ANPR” • “Whole city transformation” • “Improving traffic insights with artificial intelligence” • “The role of DRT in supporting the public transport network and initiating behavioural change” • “Using data and developing partnerships to tackle congestion” • “The end-to-end journey – Planning for autonomous vehicles on the strategic road network” • “How digital tools can advance knowledge of active travel” • “How to deliver business benefit, solve public sector challenges and create social value through transport data sharing” • “Open passenger data and smart city mobility” • “The intelligent commuter transport network” • “The evolution of digital interventions for travel behaviour change” • “The future of incentivised mobility – How to incentivise smart city initiatives through tokenised reward structures” • “Delivering autonomous vehicle solutions at high-traffic destinations” • “Transport innovation in London” • “DRT for London and dynamic demand led bus service planning: Maximizing the opportunities provided by technology” • “Flexible models for demand responsive transport in Wales! • “Strategic approaches to smart mobility: Walking towards a smarter city” • “Improving mobility operations and services through data sharing, data catalogues and data visualisations” • “National Rail’s transition to digital ticketing – Historical challenges and future opportunities” • “Dundee – Electrifying a city!” • “The impact of MaaS and CAV on the future of mobility” • “Using crowdsourced mobility data to understand active travel” • “Managing traffic with predictive modelling” • “Smart and integrated ticketing in Scotland – Journey towards implementing the ministerial vision” • “The E-bike revolution – How we can approach innovation that works for people, communities and business” • “‘Tracking the changes’ with WOW – How digital technology has helped deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour change programmes in Scotland” • “How open data and collaboration can help to deliver growth in the bus industry” • “Developing MaaS for Greater Manchester” • “Ticketing, payment and information solutions in West Yorkshire – case studies and lessons learnt” • “Cross industry collaboration to enable smarter travel in the North” • “The importance of user engagement in the MaaS industry” • “Harnessing data and technology to enhance asset management” • “How recent advances in machine learning can revolutionise transport network data collection and UTMC” • “RTPI – so much more than a 3 line display” • “Avoiding data lock-in” • “MaaS and TfWM’s commercial mobility as a service initiative” • “CAV testbeds” • “Creating a commuter shared transport network via incentivised car pooling” • “Demand responsive transport: Bus pooling and flexible shuttle services for municipalities” • “Future of taxi/ride sharing” • “Smarter travel: What does it mean to the user?” • “Improving trust in public transport operators with smart ticketing and contactless travel” • “Automatic delay repay: solutions to provide customers with automatic compensation during times of disruption” • “How crowdsourced travel behaviour data can help local authorities and transport professionals” • “Solving last mile transport problems with non-docking bike sharing services” • “Innovation through digital partnerships and TfL open data” • “Mobility on demand – Smart transport solutions for the city” • “Smart journey planning through citizen-sourced data” • “Using beacon and smartphone technology to help the visually impaired navigate the tube” • “Driving forward innovation and transparency with public sector data” • “Enabling hyper-local air quality monitoring with emerging technologies” • “Transport challenges and solutions in North Wales – taking advantage of technology and natural resources across the region” • “Smart Cardiff – smart corridors, smart city roadmap, smart transport vision & initiatives” • “Revolutionising accessible living through AI and data with personalised products and services” • “Town centres and the suburban renaissance – Possibilities, pitfalls and potential innovation” • “Technology shift and what the near future will look like for parking” • “More than a passing destination – Building a community and triggering behavioural change with clean energy producing pavements” etc.

Testimonials and feedback:

“It was lovely to meet you and the team on Wednesday. I must admit I was quite apprehensive about attending given that I’d not been in an office/work environment since before lockdown. However, your event was so well organised that I felt safe and able to engage with the other speakers and attendees. I will look forward to following your events and hope that I can attend next year’s event in Glasgow”
MaaS Delivery Manager – Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel Directorate, Transport Scotland

“Thanks for hosting a really useful event, great to hear from everyone today”
Smart Programme Manager, Smart & Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland

“The morning was very good! The speakers were excellent and the roundtable speed dating style discussion sessions were also really useful”
City Centre Programme Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

“Thanks again for organising the excellent event last week – the mix of speakers and delegates was absolutely superb, and the talks were incredibly informative all round”
Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council

“I have a keen interest in MaaS and enjoyed an excellent event experience and informative presentations”
Project Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

“Enjoyable event, engaging conversations and plenty to follow up on”
Data Cluster Project Manager at Scottish Cities Alliance and City Development, Dundee City Council

“A great Transport Smart Class at the V&A Dundee, looking forward to its return to Scotland. I really enjoyed the event and learnt something useful from all the presentations”
Partnership Director, Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership

“Great morning and very illuminating discussion. Thank you”
Senior Partnership Manager, South East Scotland Transport Partnership

“An excellent event with a range of interesting subjects covered. The half day format is ideal”
Ticketing Commercial Officer, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

“Thank you for this morning. I thought the session went very well”
Head of Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland

“The programme content was relevant, roundtable discussions were engaging and there were excellent opportunities to network. Exciting innovation presented on tech solutions for combining fixed routes and DRT, and the air quality monitoring roundtable was most valuable”
Road Safety and Active Travel Liaison Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

“Some really good content”
Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council

“I’ve had a chance to review some of the videos – a great balance of public sector and innovators! I’ll keep an eye out for the next Scottish classes”
Lead Consultant – Local Transport Strategy, Fife Council

“A very useful session”
Smart & Integrated Ticketing Manager, CalMac Ferries

“A very interesting event”
Data & Market Analyst, Stagecoach UK Bus Research Team

“Many thanks for hosting yesterday’s Smart Class at the RSE. An excellent event, very well run and pitched at the right level”
Principal Transport Consultant, Meinhardt UK

“Attended the Transport Smart Class, Scotland 2021 event yesterday, which featured presentations by innovation leaders in Transport. The sessions covered a range of topics including data driven decarbonisation objectives in Edinburgh, LEZs, EV charging, dynamic demand responsive transport and MaaS. The roundtable discussions at the end were thought provoking and demonstrated the opportunities of technology-based mobility solutions. Many thanks to all speakers and for the invite. I would highly recommend future Smart Class events to anyone interested in Transportation and Smart Cities”
Senior Transport Modeller, Mott MacDonald

“Great Smart Class today in the impressive V&A on transport, MaaS and the latest digital technology-enabled solutions…Dynamic range of speakers”
Sales Operational Leader, Buildings & Major Infrastructure Projects Europe, Jacobs

“Valuable to see how digital innovation and technology can play such a vital role in the success of MaaS; lots of interesting learnings about air quality monitoring and how local authorities can use this technology; DRT, innovative charging solutions, multi-modal city-wide solutions and behaviour change topics were also most interesting”
Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust

“All of the roundtables were valuable”
Local Air Quality Management Specialist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

“A very well run and executed event. Great to see and hear from all the presenters and delegates that Scotland really does take sustainable transport seriously. We will be participating again, it is the event that keeps on giving! Thank you from all of us”
General Manager, Siemens IMS (UKI) at Siemens Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“A very successful event”
Event Management, HaCon – A Siemens Company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you, Mark, and the whole Smart Classes team for the smooth communication, organisation and great support before and after the events. We really appreciate it!”
Marketing Manager DACH, UK & Nordics, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you as always for your great work and events. A lot of very qualified people…A big thank you for your help from all the team here at Padam and we look forward to continuing the good work next year”
Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Delighted to contribute to this event today. Thanks to Mark and the team for arranging”
Regional Director – North of England and Scotland, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for inviting us to contribute to this Smart Class. Please keep in touch regarding future events”
Schools Programme Manager, Living Streets Scotland (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great day with thought provoking presentations and roundtable discussions!”
Managing Director, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)

“Some extremely interesting conversations surrounding transport challenges”
Business Development Manager, North Region, Videalert (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a great event, very informative and engaging. Wonderful venue too!”
COO, Finance and Product Director, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“Many thanks, really enjoyed the session and looking forward to the next one”
Head of Sales, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“An enjoyable event and we had several very interesting discussions. It sounds like we might get some concrete outcomes in the near future”
Senior Researcher & Lecturer in Transport Studies, Urban Big Data Centre/University of Glasgow (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback


“Driving Down Car Use in Scotland by 20% – A Strategic Approach to Behaviour Change for Net-Zero” – In this this keynote on behalf of Transport Scotland, Phil McCluskey (Head of Sustainable Transport Demand) and Heather Cowan (Head of Climate Change & Just Transition) will discuss the Scottish Government’s approach to meeting its world-leading commitment to reduce car use by 20% by 2030, in support of their wider net-zero ambitions:

“This will include an overview of the behaviour change approach developed through our route map, published in draft in January 2022, which recognises that individual behaviour change happens in the context of the social and material environments in which people live, and which sets out the interventions that will enable people to adopt better ways of living by creating a social and material context where reduced car use is a normal, easy, attractive and routine behaviour to adopt”.

The presentation will explain how the framework of interventions in the route map supports behaviour change at both the individual and system level. Phil and Heather will set out how the approach unlocks benefits for car users and non-car users, including for health, wellbeing, safety, the environment and the public realm. They will also provide an overview of the collaborative approach taken with local and regional partners to support the reduction in car use, and how individuals, organisations and businesses can support this transformation.

- Phil McCluskey, Heather Cowan

“The Glasgow City Centre Transport Plan” – Glasgow City Council has been working on a new Glasgow City Centre Transport Plan. Its overall aim is to ensure that transport plays a key and proactive part in Glasgow City Centre being an attractive and sustainable place for residents, visitors and businesses. The Plan sits under the overarching Glasgow Transport Strategy for the city and ties in with a number of other key policy documents including the Connectivity Commission, City Centre Strategic Development Framework, and Glasgow’s Climate Plan.

Glasgow City Council’s keynote will be jointly presented by Councillor Angus Millar (Glasgow’s Convener for Climate, the Glasgow Green Deal, Transport and City Centre Recovery) and Steven Gray (Group Manager – City Centre Transformation Plan).

Their presentation will cover the content of the Plan, methods used – including consultation – and will highlight some of the key projects that are to be delivered, including the creation of a “City Centre People First Zone”. This would be a high quality public realm area where people are able to easily and safely walk and wheel, “where people feel they have priority and vehicles are the guests in an environment with less noise and cleaner air”.

- Councillor Angus Millar, Steven Gray

“Addressing the Big Transport Challenges of our Time through SEStran’s Regional Transport Strategy” – In this keynote on behalf of SEStran, Anna Herriman (Senior Partnership Manager) and Jim Stewart (Strategy Manager) will talk through SEStran’s new (draft) Regional Transport Strategy, and how it meets the challenges of the next decade for the region. SEStran’s strategy aims to create a framework for the region in which sustainable modes of transport are easier, more appealing and accessible for all to use. The RTS vision simultaneously provides a framework for delivering on climate targets and social justice outcomes:

A South-East of Scotland fully integrated transport system that will be efficient, connected and safe; create inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable places to live, work and visit; be affordable and accessible to all, enabling people to be healthier; and delivering the region’s contribution to net zero emissions targets”.

Anna and Jim will outline the approach used to develop the RTS and the role of an RTS in Scotland’s transport ‘environment’. Their presentation will include discussion on how transport issues relating to land use, planning and development have been woven into the development of the RTS, and an overview of the RTS’s new spatial strategy will be given.

The presentation will also explain how the RTS’s use of new regional mobility themes have been designed to help define the region’s challenges and priorities. This part of the presentation will also discuss the role of all partners in delivering the RTS’s vision.

- Anna Herriman, Jim Stewart

“A Strategic Assessment of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Roads: What are the Effects of the National Ban on Footway Parking?” – The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced the statutory framework for a national ban on pavement parking, double parking, and parking on dropped kerbs. Transport Scotland describes the aim of the prohibition as being to minimise the detrimental impact that obstructive and irresponsible parking can have on vulnerable groups, as well as emergency vehicles and other road users in general.

Since then, Transport Scotland has run a series of consultations to help develop a suite of secondary legislation necessary to bring new legislation into force. The enforcement of the legislation will likely take place in 2023-2024.

The Act gives local authorities the relevant powers to enforce these new provisions and the power to exempt footways from the pavement parking prohibition provided they meet certain characteristics, as specified by Scottish Ministers.

Project Centre developed a methodology to assess all the adopted roads inside the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC). The resultant assessment categorised these roads in accordance with the levels of footway parking identified, helping CEC improve their understanding of the issues.

In this presentation, Gavin Sherriff (CEC’s Senior Transport Team Leader – Parking Operations) and Eduardo Martin Moral (a Principal Engineer at Project Centre) will outline the process and the benefits of having this information to hand.

- Gavin Sherriff, Eduardo Martin Moral

“How to Set up a Tailor-Made DRT Service: Success Factors for DRT Planning and Operations” – As diverse as the challenges in public transport are, the bottom line is that low efficiency and declining passenger numbers are the decisive factors for the success of a service. Demand responsive services can provide the solution here, both for passengers and for the operator. But how do you build a successful on-demand transport service? What opportunities does on-demand transport offer in my region and what differences in planning need to be taken into account? What criteria does software have to fulfil so that transport can really be operated in a user-oriented and economically efficient way?

In this presentation, Anna Filby from software-as-a-service provider ioki will highlight the most important criteria for a successful implementation of on-demand transport, from the data-driven analysis in the run-up to planning to the appropriate parameters in the product setup. Anna will also provide some real world insights into CO2 savings and the role DRT can play in helping to achieve your climate goals. The ioki team will provide input and best practice examples on how to make your on-demand service a complete success.

- Anna Filby

“How to Increase Channel Shift away from Personal Cars and into Public Transport: Are Mobility Hubs the Solution?” – With the increasing pressure on Local Authorities to reduce personal car journeys, minimise congestion on the road network, encourage greater use of Active Travel and deliver air quality improvements, are Mobility Hubs the key to tackling these multiple challenges?

Leveraging existing Car Park, Park & Ride and Retail locations as well as designing new sites that offer a range of facilities, services and systems to deliver a frictionless experience for motorists can encourage a modal shift away from personal car journeys and onto Public Transport and Active Travel modes, but the customer experience has to be as seamless and frictionless as possible.

In this presentation on behalf of Trapeze Group and Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions, Trapeze’s Intelligent Mobility Solutions Manager, Colin Urquhart will discuss how many of the systems and solutions required to support a Mobility Hub concept already exist and are in widespread use today across the country. By leveraging existing and proven technology in a collaborative approach we can support Local Authorities, Transport Operators and other key stakeholders to deploy Mobility Hubs across the country and help prove how effective this concept can be in supporting that modal shift away from personal cars.

- Colin Urquhart

“Driving Innovation through Sustainability” – Clearview Intelligence is a data and technology company with offices in Glasgow, Ayr and Milton Keynes. They work with transport authorities and operators including Transport Scotland, National Highways, Amey, Bear and several local authorities.

Having invented the world’s first automatic traffic counter, innovation has always been at the heart of the business. However, “not all innovations see the light of day”, says Head of Sustainability and Client Strategy Kelly Morris, “and some, whilst great ideas, weren’t always relevant to what we do”.

In this case study based presentation, Kelly will talk about how the development of Clearview’s sustainability strategy offered some unexpected benefits, providing clarity of purpose, and focusing their approach to innovation. She will also share how Clearview is using data and technology to make road and active travel networks, safer, smarter and more sustainable.

- Kelly Morris


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 11:10 am Expert Presentations (followed by teas & coffees)
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:30 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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Glasgow City Council
Transport Scotland
The Scottish Government
The City of Edinburgh Council

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