On December 7th we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022 at Citation in Glasgow’s Merchant City. This latest Smart Class gave a fresh take on deploying digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle transport and mobility challenges faced by the burgeoning city-regions of Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, and beyond, and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
Our film maker captured the keynotes and innovator presentations for additional stakeholders to enjoy post-event!
If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on the day for the live in person event, just complete the short application form below and we’ll give you free access to the presentation videos, recordings and slides.
Our stellar line-up of keynote speakers included: Transport Scotland’s Heather Cowan (Head of Climate Change & Just Transition for Transport) and Phil McCluskey (Head of Sustainable Transport Demand); 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) from Glasgow City Council; plus SEStran’s Anna Herriman (Senior Partnership Manager) and Jim Stewart (Strategy Manager). Heather, Phil, Angus, Steven, Anna and Jim provided invaluable real-world insights into their transport and mobility strategies, ongoing programmes and challenges, digital visions, collaborative initiatives, adoptions of transformative technologies and data driven outcomes.
The Smart Class also featured innovator thought leadership presentations – on behalf of ioki – a DB company; Trapeze Group and Imperial, part of Modaxo; Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council; and Clearview Intelligence – from Anna Filby, Colin Urquhart, Eduardo Martin Moral, Gavin Sherriff and Kelly Morris. Our innovator speakers represented distinct smart transport and mobility innovation themes and priority areas of application. With support from expert colleagues, they subsequently hosted confidential, deeper dive, roundtable discussions with all delegates in attendance. The live (in-person only) session also included Q&As and further networking opportunities over breakfast, drinks and a festive cooked lunch.
Key topics addressed included:
- Driving down car use in Scotland by 20% by 2030 – The Scottish Government’s strategic approach to behaviour change for net zero;
- Why mode shift to cycling and walking is not enough and taking climate action isn’t just about electrification;
- Sustainable travel hierarchy;
- Element energy modelling, the importance of trip purpose and inequalities of the status quo;
- Applying the COM-B model to each of the 4 sustainable travel behaviours and mapping key policy interventions to the behaviour change wheel framework;
- National ambition, local circumstances – Transport Scotland’s collaboration with COSLA, local and regional partners to explore how Scotland’s urban/rural variation can best be taken account of;
- How can organisations and businesses support the transformation route map?;
- Exploring demand management options;
- Current public road transport service challenges for passenger transport authorities and transport companies;
- How to set up a tailor-made DRT service: Success factors for demand responsive transport planning and operations;
- Mobility analysis, CO2 savings and the role DRT can play in helping to achieve your climate goals;
- Cases studies of public transport with integrated DRT service: Mobility concept for Lincolnshire County Council (Rural), DRT shuttles for Hamburg (Urban);
- Journey to Glasgow City Council’s new City Centre Transport Plan – Replacing the city centre transport strategy 2014-2024 with the CCTP; aligning with national transport strategy, the GTS, climate change action plan and other frameworks; vision & strategy; public engagement; case for change; transport modelling; and consultation;
- Glasgow CCTP key aims: Re-allocating road space for active travel and green infrastructure; delivering improved public transport and supporting/encouraging a shift to more sustainable modes, particularly walking, cycling & PT; improving access for the mobility impaired; achieving a 30-40% reduction in peak-hour private car traffic; delivering improvements for servicing to improve vitality; supporting a doubling of the city centre’s population by 2035; supporting Glasgow’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030;
- CCTP delivery plan 2023-2033 key themes: Accessible Glasgow, Walk Glasgow, Cycle Glasgow, Bus/Train/Subway/Metro/Taxi, Streets for Glasgow, Servicing Glasgow, Greener Glasgow;
- CCTP delivery plan project catalysts: City Centre People First Zone, Broomielaw & Clyde Waterfront, George Square, Cowcaddens Gateway, High Street Corridor, Mitchell Plaza & Charing Cross, People Friendly Streets, Glasgow Avenues;
- How to increase channel shift away from personal cars and into public transport – Are mobility hubs the solution?;
- What could/should a mobility hub offer? e.g. bus services, demand responsive transport (DRT), rail services, taxi, park & ride/parking spaces, EV charging infrastructure, car club, bike scooter hire, secure storage, ANPR cameras – vehicle recognition & security, covered waiting areas with toilet facilities, passenger information (journey planning, RTPi timetables etc), retail, working facilities, parcel collection lockers;
- Leveraging existing technology to support mobility hubs – Including schedule & real-time passenger information, next gen journey planning, subsidised/franchised bus services, demand response and social transport, mobility as a service (MaaS), next gen journey planning, intelligent transport systems (ITS), account based permit platform, parking/EV bay detection & enforcement, emissions based tariffs, ANPR camera detection & LEZ enforcement solutions;
- Introducing a national ban on pavement parking, double parking, and parking on dropped kerbs;
- Inclusive transport strategy – Creating a transport system that provides equal access for disabled people by 2030;
- A strategic assessment of the City of Edinburgh Council’s roads: What are the effects of the national ban on footway parking? Developing a methodology to assess all of the adopted roads inside the CEC and the benefits of having this information to hand;
- Addressing the big transport challenges of our time through SEStran’s regional transport strategy to 2035;
- Share of greenhouse gas emissions by transport mode in Scotland and prioritising sustainable transport;
- Why develop a regional transport strategy?;
- Procedures to develop a regional transport strategy and steps in the process;
- How the RTS’s use of new mobility themes have been designed to help define the South East of Scotland’s challenges and priorities – e.g. shaping development and place; delivering safe active travel; enhancing access to and accessibility of public transport; transforming and extending the bus service; enhancing and extending rail services; re-allocating roadspace on the regional and local network; delivering seamless multi-modal journeys; decarbonising transport; facilitating efficient freight movement and passenger travel; working towards zero road deaths and serious injuries; reducing car kilometres; responding to the post-covid world;
- Spatial strategy – Better connecting communities affected by deprivation to a wider range of opportunities and reducing car km and car-mode share; using regional corridors to analyse regional commuting patterns; using the RTS spatial strategy to support iRSS;
- Driving innovation through sustainability – How the development of a sustainability strategy offers unexpected benefits;
- Using data and technology to make road and active travel networks safer, smarter and more sustainable: SolarLites – solar powered active road studs to improve visibility and decision-making time and reduce erratic driving behaviour; A46 smart renewables scheme – using renewable energy towers, data collection sensors, CCTV, data analytics and data management/reporting platform to capture renewable energy to power roadside technology and mobile communications; SmartMobility Platform to monitor air quality, active travel, vehicle speed, road conditions and pedestrian activity.
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