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Virtual Smart Transport Conference offers best practice guidance on building an inclusive transport system

Sonya Byers, chief executive, Women in Transport

Best practice examples of how to build a transport system that is inclusive and accessible for all will be available at next week's Virtual Smart Transport Conference.

The event takes place on June 8-9 and is free to attend, with registration open now.

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Sonya Byers (pictured), Women in Transport chief executive, will lead a session on the importance of considering gender, race and ethnicity in transport provision with best practice examples.

Ahead of her presentation at the event, Byers said: “Transport connects everyone. It’s a vital part of all our lives.

“Building a truly universal and inclusive transport system means considering the individual needs, characteristics, barriers, challenges and experiences of every person who accesses transport services and uses the infrastructure.

“Join this event to learn more about the importance of considering and accounting for diversity in transport provision."

Martin Howell, Worldline UK & Ireland director, transport markets, will also present a session on the importance of considering wealth/economic factors in transport provision and avoiding digital exclusion in the new world of payment, while Meera Rambissoon, fundraising communications officer at Lancashire Mind, will discuss mental health and how to the meet the needs of passengers with 'hidden illnesses'. 

Following the presentations, the speakers will be taking part in a live panel debate, giving delegates the chance to send questions their way.

There will be eight breakout sessions across the two days (including universal and inclusive transport) that will pick up on the decarbonisation and Covid-19 themes.

The topics are: addressing urban air quality; place-based solutions to decarbonise transport; switching to electric; achieving modal shift; decarbonising freight; transport outside cities; data and new mobility trends; and universal and inclusive transport.

Smart Transport would like to thank its Headline Strategic Partners for their support with this virtual event including ABB, Centrica, DAF Trucks, Enterprise, FedEx, Geotab, LeasePlan, Liberty Charge, Macquarie, Raleigh, Renault and Worldline.

More information about the Virtual Smart Transport Conference: 

Watch now: Connecting Policy To Solutions Virtual Conference 2021

Smart Transport Conference returned on June 8th & 9th, to facilitate pivotal discussions on the future of transport. 

The UK’s most senior public and private sector transport leaders discussed the impact of Covid-19, achieving the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions, the need for more efficient living and better health, and much more.

Keynote speakers included: 

Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who spoke on BEIS's approach to decarbonising transport, particularly the electrification of the vehicle industry

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, who spoke on rail’s role in integrated transport, decarbonisation and innovation.

Rachel Maclean, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Transport, who discussed the future of transport and its pivotal role in a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic.


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