New London Architecture

Active Travel Summit 2021

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Wednesday 04 August 2021
09:00 - 10:30

The Active Travel Summit 2021 reflects on what the pandemic meant for the way we move around the city and the transformation of London.
The Active Travel Summit 2021 reflects on what the pandemic has meant for the way we move around the city and the transformation of London.

The pandemic has seen our streets changed more drastically than ever before, with an acceleration of pedestrian and cycling initiatives and a key focus on active travel. What is the legacy of the temporary streets improvements we’ve seen implemented in the past year? What has been the impact of the Mayor’s Streetscape programme one year on? And, with the 15-minute city model gaining momentum, how has it been interpreted in transport strategies across the capital? 
 
As we’re getting closer to a full ‘return to normal’ following the easing of lockdown restrictions, how can we make sure we retain and develop the benefits of improved pedestrians and cycling infrastructure?
 
This summit will hear from public and private sector voices giving an update on London’s active travel priorities as the capital prepares to opening up following easing of government guidelines regarding lockdown restrictions.

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Programme

09:00   Welcome from Chair 
Peter Murray, OBE, Curator in Chief, New London Architecture  
 
09:10   Cycling and walking for post-pandemic travel
William Bradley, Principal Policy Officer, GLA 
 
09:20   Streets as public spaces: City of London case study
Bruce McVean, Acting Assistant Director, City of London Corporation
 
09:30   Low traffic neighbourhoods –  
Rachel Aldred, Professor of Transport and Director, University of Westminster Active Travel Academy 
 
09:40   Delivering the infrastructure: opportunities and challenges
Nina Patel, Lead sponsor, Transport for London
 
09:50    Panel discussion 
Speakers above, plus:
Peter Heath, Design Director, Public Realm, Atkins
Rachel O’Donnell, European Director of Strategy & Growth, Environment. AECOM
Stephen Edwards, Interim Chief Executive, Living Streets 
 
10:30   End

Speaker biographies

Bruce McVean

Acting Assistant Director for City Transportation, City of London Corporation

Peter Heath

Design Director, Atkins Ltd

Peter Murray OBE

Curator-in-Chief, NLA

Will Bradley

Principal Policy Officer, Greater London Authority

Dr. Rachel Aldred

Professor of Transport, University of Westminster

Rachel O'Donnell

Director of Strategy and Growth, AECOM

Nina Patel

Lead Sponsor, Transport for London


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