NCE Transport Conference at Inmarsat

Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 29 June 2017

I chaired the morning session of a 2-day conference on UK Transport that had been organised by NCE. The speakers for that session included representatives from 3 main cities (London, Birmingham and Manchester) who all highlighted the challenges ahead, as well as the important role that transport can play in creating the foundations for the country’s economic growth and providing better places for future communities.

…..and that’s June done!
Steve Rowsell had warned me that the time would fly by and he was absolutely right. Only 50 weeks to go now!
 

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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.