Future Travel Scenarios in the North and the Developing Transport Landscape: TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021 Retrospective


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Transport for the North are using a scenarios approach to understand and respond to the future uncertainty of how people will interact with the transport system in the years ahead. This will inform the future of transport debate, and help TfN to design transport strategies which are adaptive and resilient to a range of different plausible futures. TfN’s Senior Major Roads Planning and Strategy Office, Simon McGlone, demonstrated in his keynote at TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021 how Future Travel Scenarios (including “Just About Managing”, “Prioritised Places”, “Digitally Distributed” and “Urban Zero Carbon” scenarios) have developed a shared understanding of the current and emerging complexity of the future of transport and created dynamic roadmaps which TfN will need to navigate when delivering their vision of a thriving North, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all, in line with the Northern Charter objectives. As well as enabling an agile approach to support TfN’s reaction to Covid-19, Simon outlined examples of Future Travel Scenarios application towards decarbonisation, EV charging infrastructure, transport planning, future mobility, future travel, spatial planning, and more!

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on September 10th for the live in-person event, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post. We’ll then e-mail you a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including film footage and slides from Simon’s keynote).

Those qualifying to receive the rich content from these presentations include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private 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, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021

On September 10th we will be casting a spotlight over the North of England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by city-regions of the Northern Powerhouse and beyond.


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