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Smart Transport webinar April 16: Rural accessibility and innovation for all

Smart Transport is to host a free webinar tomorrow (April 16) at 11am providing expert insight on how rural communities should not be overlooked or left behind as the mobility market evolves in the future.

The session, which will be sponsored by Enterprise, takes place on April 16 at 11am and is hosted by Stephen Joseph, Smart Transport chair.

The webinar replaces the seminar session at the Smart Transport Conference on March 17, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Experts from local government and the transport infrastructure industry will offer their thoughts in three 15-minute sessions before taking part in a Q&A panel.

The first speaker will be James Palmer, mayor Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Regional Authority, who will set out how rural transport will benefit people across the county.

Palmer’s key priorities as mayor focus around a holistic approach to infrastructure, business, skills and housing to ensure growth, prosperity and wellbeing.

Projects include the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro, upgrading the A47 & A10, Peterborough’s first university and the £100,000 homes affordable ownership initiative.

Martin Tugwell, director at England’s Economic Heartland, the sub-national transport body stretching from Swindon to Cambridgeshire and from Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire, will look at how the industry can improve connectivity for communities outside of urban centres.

Tugwell has more than 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning while operating at national, regional and local levels. 

His leadership on strategic planning at the regional level created the first Regional Transport Strategy for the South East and contributed to the South East Plan, having previously worked in the Government Office for the South East.

Ben Lawson, Enterprise Group vice president of strategy and mobility for the UK & Ireland, will then lead a session all about how it sees transport solutions evolving and accelerating in the coming years.

Lawson is responsible for the strategic development of all lines of Enterprise Holdings’ business in both countries, while driving efficiencies and growth within the organisation.

The sessions will be closed out with a presentation from James Gleave, director and founder of Mobility Lab, the citizen focused transport planners, who will look at how engagement with communities and putting them at the heart of infrastructure development is vital for future mobility.

Mobility Lab, and partners under the umbrella of the West Midlands Data Discovery Centre, works to apply user-centred design and new data analytics techniques to make exploring the future of mobility ‘a collaborative exercise’.

Gleave has worked with policy makers and startups to create and adopt new public and business strategies. This is based on 16 years working in transport policy, technology foresight, and scenario planning.

He is also a Board Member of the Transport Planning Society, and delivers training in Scenario Planning for Transport Planners.

Register for your free webinar place for Rural accessibility: Learn the strategies to ensure transport innovation for all.

  • For more Smart Transport content you can also register your interest for the Smart Transport Conference on the 15th September 2020. If you or your business want to support a Smart Transport webinar on a topic critical to our audience of senior public and private sector stakeholders, email [email protected] to find out what opportunities we can offer you.


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