Led by the CIHT Scotland Young Professionals Committee. This event will look at e-scooters and the 'big questions' for the sector.
E-scooters: A solution for commuters or an accident waiting to happen? This event offers the opportunity for attendees to consider whether this big topic in transport presents a viable alternative mode of transport or whether it is masking the larger issues at play. We invite six speakers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss and debate the ‘big questions’ around e-scooters:
Join us as we look at the pros and cons of electric scooters and how they could fit into today’s world. There will be an opportunity for attendees to quiz the speakers at the end of the event.
The event is aimed at early career professionals as well as those studying transport related topics. It is also aimed at anyone with an interest in emerging technology and transport trends.
Nathan Ashley is the Senior Public Policy Manager for Voi Technology in the UK, Europe’s fastest-growing micro-mobility provider.
Before joining Voi, Nathan worked in the Mayor's Office briefing the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in preparation for Mayor's Question Time, People's Question Time and other scrutiny sessions. Nathan has also worked for Transport for London (TfL) on a number of policy areas where he helped to inform, develop and contribute to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, the Environment Strategy, the creation of the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and TfL's first-ever 'policy hackathon'.
Throughout his career, Nathan has always tried to bring about positive change for underrepresented groups. At TfL, Nathan was a member of the Women’s Staff Network Group committee - one of the largest in the UK. He co-founded the Male Allies initiative, which brought over 500 men into the conversation of gender equality, initiated the creation of the first-ever Diversity & Inclusion dashboard at TfL and helped set up the first-ever Race Equity Network at Greater London Authority (GLA).
Michael is a Committee Member of the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland which advises Scottish Ministers on accessible transport. He was appointed in 2016 and contributes to the Committee’s work on both rail and roads and active travel. He has lived experience of disability as he is blind, a guide dog owner and has a hearing impairment.
He has drawn upon this experience to contribute to a National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) Committee updating NICE’s guidelines on physical activity and the environment. He contributed to this Committee advising on changes to the built and natural environment that aim to make disabled people more physically active.
Michael is also a Senior Health Improvement Officer at Public Health Scotland where he is currently contributing to work on housing and health. Before that Michael worked for NHS Health Scotland as Health Improvement Officer, in roles including physical activity promotion and equalities. Before that he worked for the Disability Rights Commission and Glasgow Housing Association.
Michael has a BA Honours Degree in Sociology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Housing, both from Stirling University. He has a Masters Degree in Equality and Human Rights from Glasgow University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Physical Activity for Health from Edinburgh University.
Josh Johnson serves as a Public Policy Manager for Spin, where he focuses on data policy and research, as well as supporting Spin's work with equity and transit partnerships. Josh also serves as co-chair on the Open Mobility Foundation's Privacy, Security, and Transparency Committee, and is a member of its Strategy and Provider Services Working Group Steering Committees. Additionally, Josh serves on the North American Bikeshare Association's Research & Data Committee, POLIS Network's Governance & Integration Committee, and the Mobility Data Collaborative's Executive Committee. Prior to joining Spin, Josh was the Advanced Mobility Manager for the City of Minneapolis, leading the City's shared and emerging mobility programs, including micromobility, EV carshare, mobility hubs, and mobility-as-a-service, as well as its mobility data and curb mapping platforms.
Leading Market Intelligence and Future Mobility across Arcadis. He is responsible for tracking the latest trends, technologies and solutions impacting Mobility and Places with a strong passion in all things mobility (EV, CAV, MaaS). Experienced management consultant with a background in the automotive sector focusing on strategy development, thought leadership and competitive intelligence.
A well-respected industry influencer and contributor to professional journals, podcasts, (inter)national TV and the press. Regularly asked to speak on BBC and at conferences commentating on all auto, tech and manufacturing topics including driverless cars and electric vehicles.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. My role in Sustrans Scotland is to make the case for active travel, particularly by providing evidence to local authority partners. Previously, Andrew was a Sustrans Senior Project Officer embedded within Stirling Council, overseeing infrastructure and behaviour change projects.
Achille is Associate Professor of Transport Analysis and Planning at Edinburgh Napier University.
He has a background in Civil Engineering, a PhD in Transport and Planning, a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
He has 37 peer-reviewed publications. He has published in the top-ranking transport scientific journals, including Transportation Research Part A, B and C. He has been invited to give talks at several international Universities and important transport organisations. He is member of the EPSRC Review College, editor of the Journal of Intelligent Transport Systems and of a special issue of Transportation Research Part A. He is fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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