TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Missed any of the “Retrospectives” from TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022? If so, here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our Keynote Supporters (Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council and SEStran) and Innovation Sponsors (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)!

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria* for a Transport Smart Class but were unable to join us at Citation, Glasgow for the live in-person event back on December 7th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post to receive a unique link giving free of charge access to all of the presentation videos, recordings and slides. Alternatively, click on your preferred presentation title from below to re-visit an individual retrospective: 

  1. “Driving Down Car Use in Scotland by 20% – A Strategic Approach to Behaviour Change for Net-Zero”
  2. “How to Set up a Tailor-Made DRT Service”
  3. “The Glasgow City Centre Transport Plan”
  4. “How to Increase Channel Shift away from Personal Cars and into Public Transport – Are Mobility Hubs the Solution?”
  5. “A Strategic Assessment of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Roads – What are the Effects of the National Ban on Footway Parking?”
  6. “Addressing the Big Transport Challenges of our Time through SEStran’s Regional Transport Strategy”
  7. “Driving Innovation through Sustainability”

*Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media content from this event 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.


Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022 delegates and stakeholders:

“A really good event – really useful. Please keep me in the loop for next year’s!” – Head of Sustainable Transport Demand, Transport Scotland • “It was a very complementary set of inputs – a reflection of really good planning on your part. The format of these events really allows us to build meaningful networks across sectors” /“Really enjoyed popping over to beautiful Glasgow yesterday to talk at Smart Classes. We talked about how the (draft) SEStran Regional Transport Strategy takes aim at the big challenges of car dependency, transport poverty, integrating modes and connecting communities. It was great to talk about common issues with partners from all sectors and I learnt a lot from the other speakers…also great to catch up with so many colleagues from across the country” – Senior Partnership Manager and Strategy Manager, The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership • “Excellent insights into smart solutions for sustainable transport, a “don’t miss” event when it comes to your region” – Ticketing Commercial Team Leader, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport “Really enjoyed the event, congratulations on curating an excellent line-up of speakers and sponsors. The best conference event I have attended in a long time, perhaps since Dundee (2019 edition)! Keep up the excellent work and I hope you have a successful programme of events in 2023” – Policy Advisor, Transform Scotland • “A great event – relaxed, informal, lots of time for networking and all of the roundtables added value” – Principal Mobility Planner, Sustrans “Excellent organisation, event experience, facilities and venue” – Head of UK and EU Relations, Transport Scotland “Thank you for an extremely useful, informative and valuable session. Much appreciated!” – Project Manager – Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council • “An excellent event and all of the presentations were relevant and interesting” – Group Manager – City Centre Transformation Plan, Glasgow City Council • “An excellent day with interesting conversation, inspiring presentations and useful networking – thank you for having me! Keynotes did an excellent job in setting the scene and comparison of National Planning Framework 4 and the Regional Transport Strategy spatial analysis has really got me thinking about the practical application of transport/land-use integration…a great day all round!” – Lead Consultant – Local Transport Strategy, Fife Council 

“Thanks for arranging such a successful event” – Transportation Manager, North Lanarkshire Council • “Excellent event, very well put together and very worthwhile!” – Sustainability Officer, Lothian Buses • “Very useful session for me as well as my colleagues” – Insight Lead (Spatial), Stagecoach Group “Great day, thank you. Roundtable discussion was really good about data and how this can be used” – Research & Insights Analyst, Stagecoach Group • “It was an interesting and enjoyable session with good networking opportunities. Thanks again for the invitation” – Associate Technical Director, Arcadis • “It was a very good event” – Client Director, Atkins Global “First Smart Class – excellent!” – Principal, S82 Consulting • “I was amazed that all the participants at the event discussed and recognised how important it is to put the user at the centre to deliver successful new mobility services. The event was particularly well attended by local authorities and local public transport operators, which showed me that everyone is pulling together” – International Sales & Business Development Manager, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor) • “The City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport Planner Team Leader joined our Principal Engineer at this latest Transport Smart Class and spoke about the City of Edinburgh’s strategic assessment of their roads following the national ban on footway parking. Our in-depth categorisation of footway parking levels was one of the first studies to help councils better understand where enforcement and monitoring will be required” – Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor) •  “Enjoyed presenting on behalf of Clearview Intelligence at the Transport Smart Class event in Glasgow today. We shared the unexpected consequences of developing our sustainability strategy, including focusing our approach to innovation. Put simply…if it’s not contributing to VisionZero and NetZero, we shouldn’t be doing it. Lovely to catch up with old colleagues and friends and meet some new contacts. Great event, very well organised and run, and great attendees to get exposure to” – Head of Client Strategy & Sustainability, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)


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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2022

On 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.


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ioki - a DB company
Project Centre
Trapeze Group

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