When: 25 March 2014, 1800 hrs (for 1830 hrs) - 2100 hrs
Where: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ
Speaker: Jim Steer FCILT, Director, Steer Davies Gleave
Transport planning in Britain is at a cross-roads. Political support for pricing road use has receded. Only the national agencies and Transport for London have the resources to develop major initiatives. Mega-projects costing £10bn+ face lengthy planning battles; modest investments are overlooked. There are no new major urban transport initiatives outside London. Meanwhile, there is unprecedented demographic growth, and congestion will increase on road, rail and aviation networks. Intelligent planning has good answers that will accelerate and facilitate change, ease congestion and improve quality of life. In transport, planning is not the enemy of economic ambition: it’s a pre-requisite.
This year’s President has had a 40 year career in transport planning. He established the independent transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave in 1978 – and today it is the largest such consultancy in Britain. He led the company for 24 years before taking a secondment to the Strategic Rail Authority, where he was responsible for strategic planning. When the Strategic Rail Authority was wound up in 2005, he returned to consultancy and also established Greengauge 21 to lead a debate on high-speed rail for Great Britain.
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