Agenda Topics

What people are saying about the conversations we spark at Smart Transport Conference... 

“Great for examples of what is happening in transport”

“Practical opinion rather than theoretical”

“Allows constructive but challenging conversations”

Join senior public and private sector transport leaders at the two-day Virtual Smart Transport Conference to contribute to pivotal discussions on: 

A local authority perspective on urban air quality, what the authority has done to date, future plans and what support cities need in addressing future challenges. Plus how to fund initiatives.

The challenges customers who operate in urban areas face (particularly delivery companies/van operators) and how companies can work with them to lower emissions. Plus, a look ahead to future solutions e.g. replacing vans with e-cargo bikes etc. for last mile deliveries?

How vehicle charging companies can work with cities and businesses within those cities to address air quality.

How cities can be re-designed to be ‘people friendly’ - encouraging walking and cycling rather than car us.

A case study of introducing a 15-minute neighbourhood and the implications of doing that for freight and distribution networks.

Examples of how the private sector can support cities with place-based solutions

  • The 2030 ban trajectory and issues.
  • Financing the transition to the 2030 ban. The need to align investment in energy supplies with changes in the vehicle fleet.
  • Charging infrastructure requirements and challenges to achieve the shift to electric vehicles, and other forms of e-mobility.
  • How the business model for public transport needs to adapt post Covid-19, including flexible and smart ticketing, and new initiatives to achieve modal shift e.g. mobility credits and the Future Transport Showcase (part of Future Mobility Zone). Plus how to fund initiatives.
  • A combined authority perspective on how to build on the uptake in walking and cycling since the Covid-19 pandemic, including the safety aspects that need to be considered to get more people walking and cycling.
  • How Raleigh is working with cities to build on the uptake in walking and cycling since the Covid-19 pandemic.

How the movement of goods can be decarbonised. How cities and national Government can work in partnership with the privately-operated freight sector.

Initiatives the private sector has introduced outside cities e.g. car share/car clubs. How to make the business model work and achieve modal shift outside cities.

  • The need for transport planners to better understand transport users and anticipate future need, and how this can be done through different data sets, not simply mobile phone data.
  • How consumer behaviour is changing and how this will impact transport provision. Lessons transport planners can learn from tech giants on using data to influence behaviour.
  • A case study of a city using data in practice.
  • The importance of considering gender, race and ethnicity in transport provision with best practice examples.
  • The importance of considering physical disability (including deaf, blind, speech) and mental health and in transport provision with best practice examples.
  • The importance of considering wealth/economic factors in transport provision and avoiding digital exclusion in the new world of payment.