The global coronavirus pandemic had a very significant impact on travel trends across London, and we saw an increase in journeys walked and cycled. Although it is still early days, recent demand trends indicate we are in a period of steady and sustained recovery, and it is critical that the full capabilities of our networks remain available to continue to support a return to normal and the longer-term viability of the Capital.
Dan Champion – Head of Air Quality, Environment & Technology at TfL – leads the sponsorship of the Mayor of London’s and Transport for London’s investment in air quality, environment and operational technology. Investment in TfL is essential for London’s and the UK’s recovery and, in his opening keynote at EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, South 2022, Dan explained why, from seamless journeys to creating more capacity, investment in technology is crucial for making that recovery a green one. His presentation outlined the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and also touched on some of the innovative schemes – e.g. the direct vision standard (DVS) for HGVs, expansion of London’s ULEZ to 18 times the size of the central London zone, EV charging infrastructure, bus priority programme, walking and cycling improvements etc – that his team have already helped deliver to drive down emissions.
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, for the live in-person event on March 30th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Dan’s keynote).
Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event 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/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; road operators and highways authorities; freight and logistics operators; airports and port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, EA, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies; prime contractors etc.