London has long been a leader in public transport innovation, and technology is constantly changing the way that people move around the city. But the capital keeps growing.
To help accommodate this growth, the Mayor has set an ambitious target that 80 per cent of journeys should be made by public transport and active travel by 2041, up from 63 per cent today.
While new technology can help in many ways to achieve this target, it may hamper it in other ways, so Transport for London has set a number of criteria that innovation would need to meet to be viable in serving the needs of Londoners and the city as a whole.
This roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss:
- How have new technologies changed travel patterns to date?
- What innovation is coming down the tunnel and what could it mean for transport in London?
- How do we create an innovation-friendly regulatory environment?
- What role can new technologies play in promoting active travel and public transport?
- How can technology improve reliability, safety and accessibility for Londoners with different needs?
- How can new technologies help in creating a more sustainable and efficient freight and servicing sector?
The discussion will be chaired by Ben Rogers, Director of Centre for London, and bring together a range of leading industry experts and policy makers from the public and private sectors.
This event is invite-only. If you would like to register your interest to attend please email [email protected].