BRISTOL: In the wake of Bristol City Council’s recent “Clean Air for Bristol” policy announcement, Bristol’s Emerging Professionals Group are hosting a discussion around the topic of Clean Air Zones in relation to the Transport industry.
Location of this event has been changed. It will now be held at the Ove Arup & Partners Ltd offices in Bristol.
Join the CIHT Bristol Emerging Professionals Group for an evening of discussion and pizza!
A Clean Air Zone is a specific location where immediate action is taken locally to improve air quality and health. It aims to reduce public exposure to all sources of pollution, including nitrogen dioxide, by enforcing restrictions and encouraging cleaner vehicles.
In the wake of Bristol City Council’s recent “Clean Air for Bristol” policy announcement, Bristol’s Emerging Professionals Group have organised a discussion around the topic of Clean Air Zones in relation to the Transport industry. Our panel will give presentations around their perspective on Clean Air Zones, which will be followed by discussion and audience questions around the subject.
This event will give an insight into a variety of perspectives, with representatives from the Green Party and subject matter experts.
Doors will open at 18:00 for networking, with the event starting at 18:30.
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This event is aimed at anyone interested in Clean Air Zones (CAZs), and will be of particular benefit to planning professionals who want to gain a better understanding of CAZs.
Sandy Hore-Ruthven, CEO of the Creative Youth Network and Bristol Green Party Mayoral Candidate
Sandy Hore-Ruthven is the Green Party candidate for Bristol Mayor, 2020. He is currently the CEO of the Creative Youth Network (CYN), the largest charity working with young people in the South West. After graduating in environmental science from Plymouth University, Sandy joined local campaigns against road building. He was arrested for protesting against the extension of the M11 and the creation of the Newbury bypass.
Later, as manager of Bristol Friends of the Earth, he led campaigns to prevent the expansion of Ashton Court Quarry and installation of a waste incinerator at Avonmouth. He helped convince Bristol City Council to scrap the incinerator and to invest in recycling instead. This led to the introduction of the city-wide recycling collection box schemes we are familiar with today.
As part of his electoral campaign "Bristol: A City for Everyone", Sandy has set out proposals to end Bristol's traffic chaos and use the roads and transport budget to invest in better, cheaper new bus routes, dedicated cycle lanes and improved walking routes.
Nik Bowyer, Associate Director at AECOM
Nik Bowyer is Chair of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation South West Region. He is an Associate Director at AECOM and specialises in strategic transport planning, modelling and transport economics. He studied Geography at the University of Exeter where he specialised in climate change, palaeoclimates and sustainability. Nik is also a member of the Devon Net-Zero Task Force, a group of twelve specialists working to develop a Devon Carbon Plan, a set of credible solutions to ensure a Net-Zero future for the county.
Alexandra Egge, Transport Planner at Mott MacDonald
Alex is a Transport Planner and Urban Designer at Mott MacDonald who specialises in assessing the impact of the built environment upon community wellbeing and social sustainability. She's developed award-winning tools to embed wellbeing into the transport appraisal process to ensure that the built environment supports sustainable communities.
Alex is interested in unpicking the distributional impacts of poor air quality upon communities and how this trickles down across a wide range of life outcomes.
Dr Fiona Crawford, Research Fellow in Transport Studies at the University of the West of England
Dr Fiona Crawford is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England. She has degrees in mathematics (BSc) and social policy (MA) and has previously worked at the Office for National Statistics, the National Audit Office and Sustrans. Her research focuses on variability between days in transport network usage and in traveller behaviour using data from emerging data sources and from large scale surveys. Fiona’s current projects include a study examining the data collected on working patterns and work travel in national travel surveys around the world, an analysis of data from an app which presents different policy options, and an examination of the potential impact of Clean Air Zones on trips made by customers of a large fleet operator.
Chris Douglas, Technical Director for Freight Transport at WSP
Chris is a freight transport planning, research and truck fleet efficiency specialist, with 26 years’ operational, advisory, representation and consultancy experience within the UK, European and overseas freight transport industries. During more than 16 years in freight transport consultancy, Chris has managed and directed many projects and programmes for a wide variety of public and private sector clients, within the UK, Europe and overseas, including spending five years as Programme Manager of the Freight Best Practice programme and its predecessor, on behalf of the UK Department for Transport (DfT). Chris led the development of the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme in 2008, which then launched in 2009 as a local air quality management initiative targeted at fleet operators. ECO Stars involves assessing commercial vehicle fleets across the 5 pillars of fleet efficiency, issuing a star rating and then providing guidance on areas where efficiency and safety improvements can be made. Since its launch, ECO Stars has now grown to cover more than 25 local schemes across England, Scotland and also into Mainland Europe.
Chris led the development of a Quiet Delivery Code of Practice for the Olympic Games period in 2012 for Transport for London (TfL), along with a supporting series of 10 quiet delivery demonstration trials.
He has been a Special Adviser to the UK DfT’s Safe and Fuel Efficient Driver Training (SAFED) Programme for Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers and to the DfT’s Van Best Practice Programme.
He has worked on truck fleet operational efficiency projects in Indonesia and Ghana, analysed HGV flows on strategic corridors in Nigeria on behalf of the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and has developed and delivered truck fleet efficiency training for Road Freight Transport Managers in China and Uruguay.
He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.