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 discuss ‘A cleaner route to recovery’ and how traffic and parking will play a role in economic regeneration and more importantly combat air pollution and congestion by encouraging active travel and decarbonising transport.
Technical Director Chris Harrison centred his presentation around Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, the behaviour change caused by this extensive scheme and the lessons learnt from delivering such widespread implementations. Redefining streets to make them less vehicle dominated and into a more people driven space that 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, with our own Electric Vehicle Lead Kieran Taylor taking 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!