Fully booked: The Department for Transport's recent Future of Transport Regulatory Review consultation looked at micromobility, flexible bus services and Mobility as a Service. This webinar will explore what these technologies might mean for our transport system and how we can get the best out of them.
The Department for Transport's Future of Transport Regulatory Review which recently closed asked questions on the three areas: micromobility vehicles, flexible bus services and Mobility as a Service. Technological trends and innovations like these are changing the way people and goods move around our cities; from increased deliveries from online-shopping, the micromobility trend, driverless vehicles to Mobility as a Service. Should we be looking to adapt our environments to new technologies or limit their impact on other transport users? How do we deal with the uncertainty of not knowing what technologies and trends will prevail?
In this webinar you will hear from leading academic thinker Greg Marsden on how we can think about these technologies and the Department for Transport will give the latest insights on the current e-scooter trials that are being carried out in the United Kingdom.
This event is for anyone interested in future transport technologies and innovation and specifically how we make best use of that technology to get better outcomes for our transport system.
The event should be of interest to:
Mark leads the Regulatory Review workstream in the Future of Transport programme, at the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (a joint DfT / BEIS unit). His background is in regulatory policy, including in the energy and housing sectors.
Mark will cover the Future of Transport Regulatory Review, which asked fundamental questions about how we regulate transport. An important focus is how to enable innovation and experimentation safely and in ways that benefit all sections of society and all parts of the UK. We are also keen to explore the role of local government in supporting and enabling innovation.
Robert works in the Traffic and Technology Division. Micromobility policy is one workstream of the Future of Transport Regulatory Review.
Robert will describe how the Department for Transport has enabled trials of electric scooters, what they hope to learn from these and what that means for micromobility policy.
Greg Marsden will cover transport innovations and how we need to think about these in order to make them benefit society. One of Greg's areas of expertise is transport governance and in this presentation Greg will address what governments and transport policymakers should think about when attempting to innovate. He will also talk about what an increased number of mobility modes mean for public space and the allocation of road space.