Rethinking Urban Mobility report launched
Cities are a magnet for people as centres for jobs, economic activity and innovation, and urban mobility systems lie at the very heart of what makes cities attractive and viable. However, urban transport is facing an urgent set of challenges as a number of social, technological, economic, environmental and political impacts place further stress on already straining systems. New business models and technologies are emerging to try and solve these challenges, but there are huge uncertainties about how these will impact cities over the long term and whether they will move ahead of customer acceptance and regulatory frameworks.
Over the course of 2017, the Interchange programme at London Transport Museum, in collaboration with Arup, Gowling WLG and Thales, sought to drive a conversation around some of these issues and to focus attention on the speed and complexity of the changes occurring in the sector. The resulting report aims to reflect on these conversations and present some of the different views that emerged.
The report was launched on 2o February with a panel discussion chaired by Evan Davis of the BBC. The panel experts included Lilli Matson, Director of Transport Strategy, Transport for London; Helena Zaum, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Microsoft; and Professor Tony Travers, Director LSE London. The event was attended by 80 senior business leaders from across the transport industry.
Panel (L-R): Evan Davis (BBC) – Chair, Lilli Matson (TfL), Helena Zaum (Microsoft), Tony Travers (LSE London)
David Dew-Veal (Moorhouse Consulting), Russell Goodenough (Fujitsu)
To find out more about London Transport Museum’s Interchange thought leadership programme, please visit: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/support-us/corporate/thought-leadership