Government statistics estimate that air pollution in the UK reduces the life expectancy of every person by an average 7-8 months, with an estimated cost of up to £20 billion each year. A recent UN pollution report found that air in 44 UK cities and towns is too dangerous to breathe and estimated over 40,000 premature deaths per year from road polluted air. At our TRANSPORT Smart Class in Manchester in July, award winning parking, environmental and traffic management pioneer, Imperial, and leading intelligent traffic and clean air zone enforcement provider, Videalert, pointed out that air pollution is even a significant contributor to type 2 diabetes (causes nearly 15,000 new cases each year in Britain) and highlighted that in 2012 (according to Defra and DfT’s “Improving air quality in the UK” report) air quality had a £2.7 billion impact on productivity alone.
At TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2018 – September 27th, Radisson Blu Glasgow – we’re delighted to welcome back Ashley Bijster, MD of Imperial, and Tim Daniels, Director at Videalert, for their latest contribution to the series. Ashley and Tim will demonstrate that effectively managing and enforcing CAZs and LEZs needn’t be a giant leap into the unknown and can be achieved by simply utilising proven technologies in a way that will make a very real difference to the quality of life in our cities and towns.
Like to join Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, SEStran, Tactran, SEPA, Transport for Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Council, Perth & Kinross Council, University of Glasgow, Urban Big Data Centre, Stagecoach Group, ScotRail, CalMac, Highways England, Aecom and other digital buyer side stakeholders amongst the delegates? Those with relevant credentials can apply for one of the last free delegate places by completing the registration form at the bottom of the event page.
Interested in completing our line-up of digital technology experts on Sept 27th? If you’re a Smart Transport innovator, or if your company sources or advises on digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices that can play a key role in helping Scotland address its transport and mobility challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer/passenger experience, cost efficiencies, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure), please ask about the remaining sponsorship opportunities, which enable your speaker to deliver a unique thought leadership presentation and your team of experts to host a series of deeper-dive roundtable consultations with the delegates: email@example.com