The future of urban mobility and how 20mph limits affect accessibility, risk and sustainability will be considered at a one-day conference taking place later this year.
The 10th National 20mph Conference, organised by campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us, is being held at Waltham Forest Town Hall in London on 31 October.
In a press release announcing the conference 20’s Plenty for Us says 20mph limits are ‘spreading’, with 21m people in the UK living in areas ‘where wide area 20mph is agreed’.
The conference will set out to predict local travel behaviours in the 2020’s – considering pressures on active travel, emissions, vehicle sharing and economic factors.
Technologies such as e-bikes, e-scooters, speed limiters, vehicle automation and speed enforcement will be featured.
Speakers already confirmed on the agenda include:
- Matthew Baldwin, deputy director-general – mobility and transport, European Commission
- Jonathon Passmore, programme manager – violence and injury prevention, World Health Organisation
- Dovile Adminaite, PIN programme manager, European Transport Safety Council
- Stuart Reid, interim director of Vision Zero, Transport for London
- DS Andrew Cox, Roads and Transport Policing Command, Metropolitan Police
Rod King MBE, founder and director of 20’s Plenty for Us, said: “This event aims to share insights, ignite excitement and progress on making our roads fit for the future.
“Streets should be fit for use by people of all ages, for those with disabilities and encourage a fitter, healthier population.
“We all deserve to safely and conveniently get about. 20mph limits are the basis for roads of the next decade that are shared more fairly, safely and efficiently.”
The 20mph Campaigner of the Year award will also be presented at the conference.
Click here to book to attend.