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Andreas Markides' Presidential blog
Delivering the UK's Road Network
13 July 2017
I chaired the morning session of this one-day conference which was organised by Waterfront, in London. The conference debated the recent announcement from Government about its Road Investment Strategy (RIS) which aims to deliver much-needed infrastructure. The conference also considered how we might manage traffic demand in the future by either road pricing or new concepts such as that of Spitsmijden from Holland.
Did you know…
Last month the city of San Francisco introduced harsh rules that have all but outlawed delivery robots. Such robots are beginning to be used by food and logistics companies but authorities say they are a danger to pedestrians.
The rules specify that there can only be nine robots running at any one time in the entire city; they are to be restricted to desolate, low-footfall areas; they will require a human chaperone; and they can travel no faster than 3mph -the walking pace of an average adult.
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