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CIHT ADEPT collaboration
22 September 2017
On the 22nd September, Sue Percy and I met up with ADEPT as part of our efforts towards greater collaboration with similar bodies and institutions. ADEPT were represented at the meeting by Pavis Khansari and their new president Simon Neilson as well as Hannah Bertram who is ADEPT's chief operating officer.
Many of you will know that ADEPT has emerged from what used to be known as the County Surveyors' Society. It now has much wider membership and represents Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport.
The meeting confirmed how much the two organisations have in common and it was agreed that, in future, there will be greater collaboration as well as exchange of information.
Did you know…
Billions of pounds spent upgrading motorways and roads may be a waste of money because traffic levels are expected to fall, ministers have been told.
A study by the University of Leeds has said that people were travelling “less often and less far” by car because of the rise of internet shopping, Netflix and flexible working.
The Commission on Travel Demand said that individuals used cars and other vehicles 14% less than they did fifteen years ago with more of those in their late teens and early 20s shunning car ownership altogether.
Hence, even though traffic has reached record levels as a result of population growth, the study has concluded that vehicles were likely to travel 70 billion miles less by 2040 than the government predicted.
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