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Andreas Markides' blog
Learning from the past, preparing for the future
14 July 2017
I was honoured to be part of a one-day conference at University College London which celebrated 50 years of Transport Planning at the University. My presentation on our work for
, which had been led by Prof Glenn Lyons during the previous year, was well received - even though I felt a little intimidated to be presenting after Professor Richard Allsop who had been my tutor at the University nearly 35 years ago!
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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