Sponsored by Farrans and organised by the CIHT London committee, this presentation led by Guy Boulby of the Department of Transport will look at the national plans to improve active transport in the UK. The presentation will be followed by the 2021 CIHT London Region Annual General Meeting.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CIHT London Region will hold it's Annual General Meeting at 17:30 on Wednesday 28 April 2021.
This is an exceptionally important event within the Regions calendar as it allows you, the Membership to have a direct say in how the Committee is ran and the focus and direction you wish to see over the coming year. In addition to receiving an update on what’s been undertaken over the last twelve months, Members will also be able to vote for a new Committee who will preside over what is expected to be another busy and productive year.
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In July 2020, the Prime Minister launched an ambitious long-term cycling and walking plan (“Gear Change”), with a vision for half of all journeys in towns and cities to walked or cycled by 2030. The benefits in making this transition are vast: switching more journeys to active travel will improve health, quality of life, air quality, save carbon and boost local productivity and place making.
However, the challenges are also vast. The plan seeks to make a step change in the quality of infrastructure so that only safe, direct and inclusive cycling and walking networks are delivered with Government investment. It also seeks to position cycling and walking at the centre of the local planning and transport system. This transition will need to take into account the needs of all road users and early investment during the Covid-19 period has underlined the challenges involved in finding the right balance.
In this presentation which will take place before the 2021 London Annual General Meeting, Guy Boulby of DfT will provide an overview of the plan as well as it's implications.
Guy is currently responsible for cycling and walking in the Department of Transport, including delivery of the £2bn programme of investment set out in the PM’s long-term cycling and walking plan, Gear Change, published in July 2020. He has a background in aerospace systems engineering and project management and has worked in transport, defence and energy programmes for over twenty years. He previously led the £320m Heat Networks Investment Project in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and has worked on a variety of low carbon and renewable energy policies and projects, defence research and nuclear weapons programmes.