A CIHT Republic of Ireland led presentation which will discuss walkability and the central role it plays in mobility.
This event will discuss walkability and the central role it plays in mobility. Walkable neighbourhoods are particularly essential for public transport trips and local school and shopping trips.
If we want to reduce our transport related carbon emissions, traffic congestion and improve population health we have to put walking paramount in our neighbourhood and street design plans.
All levels of decision making. Local government and policy makers in particular. Relevant to planning, transport planning, traffic engineers, transport planners, highway engineers, logistics providers and those involved in the design, deliver and maintenance of public transport systems.
Dr Lorraine D’Arcy, Senior Lecturer at TU Dublin
Dr Lorraine D'Arcy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning at TU Dublin.
She is a Civil Engineer with a PhD in exercise and environmental psychology. Her research draws on professional experience in civil engineering, sports participation, health promotion and transport planning to explore the design features in neighbourhoods that deter people from walking, cycling or using public transport which result in higher car dependency, social isolation and a more sedentary population, all which impact on population health and carbon emissions. She believes that not only should design practitioners understand the impact of these design choices but also local residents and public representatives who can make informed contributions to local interventions.
In TU Dublin she has been instrumental in setting up a new part-time MSc in Sustainable Transport and Mobility aimed at upskilling transport practitioners and those interested in a career in sustainable mobility.