Friday, 27 June 2014

Living Streets Supporters’ Conference 2014

Last weekend Living Streets held its annual supporters’ conference. This was the swansong for departing chief executive Tony Armstrong, who has been head honcho at the organisation for over seven years. As well as a set of workshops, there was a panel session with various London transport luminaries including Caroline Pidgeon, and Baroness Jenny Jones (of Moulsecoomb [Brighton!!]).

Best bits of the day? A walk around Kings Cross, which highlighted some of the best features of this rapidly changing area - pedestrian prioritising - with some of the worst - the manic traffic of the notorious gyratory.

John Whitelegg LS 2014

Plus the keynote address by Prof John Whitelegg, a leading transport academic and a former councillor. His experience has lead him to conclude that, despite all the evidence, UK transport policy has very little connection with rationality. With all that this means for pollution, noise, carbon emissions, obesity, health, inactivity, deaths, injuries and quality of life. His presentation is available here .

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