Things are winding down at this year’s Traffic and Parking Conference and what an event it has been. We’ve heard Marston Holdings Director of Environment Nick Ruxton-Boyle as the keynote speaker discussing ‘A cleaner route to recovery’ . The discussion was focused on traffic and parking as key players in economic regeneration and in combatting air pollution and congestion.
Low traffic neighbourhoods
Technical Director Chris Harrison centred his presentation around Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and the lessons learnt from delivering such widespread implementations. The main focus is redefining streets to make them less vehicle dominated and transforming it into a more people driven space. This encourages sustainable travel, provides opportunity for connectivity and creates a place for communities to thrive.
Principal Engagement Consultant Jess Lloyd and Marston Holdings Business Development Director and BPA president Mike Marrs sat as panellists discussing driver profiles and personas to better understand behaviour and how to implement change. This thought-provoking session saw Jess and Mike answer quick fire questions based on different scenarios, proving their expertise and knowledge.
Our Regional Director for the North and Scotland Graham Storrie chaired a discussion on enforcement trends and the issues around the implementation and enforcement of traffic and parking regulations, bus lanes, School Streets, air quality schemes and noise pollution. Ultimately, Graham discussed the methods for sidestepping these obstacles and the best practice for delivering these projects, especially in the wake of TMA Part 6 which will allow for greater powers enforcing moving traffic regulations.
Keith Hanshaw, Project Centre’s Managing Director presented on behalf of Videalert, how best to maximise the effects of CCTV analytics and how unattended CCTV technology and can be utilised for cleaner air and road safety.
Bringing the day to a close, Principal Engineer Tina Glover chaired a session that explored the next steps in the evolution of EV charging. Our own Electric Vehicle Lead Kieran Taylor took part in the session, unpacking the key questions around EV – from the consumer market to creating infrastructures that work with our towns and cities.
We’ve enjoyed discussing the most prominent issues in the industry and their solutions with our peers. We hope everyone attending found our presentations illuminating and have their own plans for utilising what they’ve learnt from us. We can’t wait to see what fantastic innovations lie in store for us and the industry!