Morning, Friday, 12th January 2024
This conference focuses on priorities for reducing emissions within London’s transport system.
It will bring stakeholders together with policymakers to examine initiatives aimed at achieving the 2030 net zero goals put forward by the Mayor of London, and implications for public and private transport users, London boroughs, businesses, efficiency of networks, and public health and the environment.
Delegates will assess the future of schemes such as ULEZ and LEZ, alongside strategies for encouraging Londoners to adopt eco-friendly transport modes, including public transport, EVs and active travel.
There will be discussion on priorities for implementation, including investment, infrastructure priorities, coordination between stakeholders, and public information. Delegates will consider opportunities for innovation in transport technology, charging infrastructure and energy production and storage, planning and zoning, flexible working and encouraging behavioural change.
The agenda also looks at how potential negative impacts of decarbonisation policies can be mitigated, and priorities for achieving a just transition to a decarbonised transport system.
Further sessions will discuss strategies for maximising the benefits of transport decarbonisation, public messaging, guidance for businesses, and regulatory frameworks and enforcement.
We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with: Lilli Matson, Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer, TfL.
Overall, areas for discussion include:
- ULEZ and LEZ schemes: tackling key challenges with implementation - capitalising on their contribution to decarbonisation targets - accounting for and addressing stakeholder concerns
- just transition: assessing strategic options for mitigating negative impacts on communities and businesses associated with decarbonisation policies
- active travel: strategic planning and finance - improving infrastructure for pedestrians and runners, cycling and wheeling - considering safety and road usability for vehicles
- alternative transport modes: next steps for growing the electric buses and taxi fleet - decarbonising rail - bike and scooter schemes - promoting affordability of public transport and accessibility
- innovation: adopting smart transport systems - introducing traffic-free zones - strategic use of data for traffic and routing - integrating UAVs and drones for smarter traffic management
- EV charging infrastructure: tackling challenges of interoperability, pedestrian safety and cost - investment infrastructure for both private and public use
- reducing air pollution: research priorities - considering the regulatory framework needed for tackling particulate matter and other pollutants - minimising adverse health impacts
for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DBT; Defra; DESNZ; DfT; DWP; HM Treasury; and House of Commons Library.