Are our cities ready for a new era of travel?
Transport technologies such as e-scooters and e-bikes are disrupting the way we travel. They offer flexibility, freedom and reduced environmental impact. Combined with walking and cycling, micromobility offers a future where private car ownership is no longer the practical choice.
How do we design and adapt our cities for equitable and sustainable travel?
Following the pandemic our needs and travel behaviours are changed. Working from home, “trip chaining” and concerns around safety have given rise to diverse transport options to suit our varied needs.
Can new transport technologies help make our cities more attractive places to live, work and play?
Organised by Design West, programmed in partnership with Arnolfini.
Sam Pooke is a public policy expert specialising in the UK transport sector. As Senior Policy Manager for Voi, Sam leads a number of the company’s initiatives to support the uptake of micromobility across UK towns & cities. Since launching in Northampton in September 2020, Voi has gone on to become the UK’s largest micromobility operator, managing e-scooters & e-bike operations in 17 locations across the country.
Zoe Banks Gross is the Head of Partnerships & Public Affairs for the South of England at Sustrans. She is passionate about social justice, sustainability, & public health. She started her career as a fisheries biologist in the Pacific Northwest & has since worked in Germany & the UK as an environmental scientist, ecologist, translator, community engagement manager, physical activity instructor & personal trainer. She is a non-executive director of Playing Out. In 2014 she founded East Bristol Kidical Mass & began teaching women & kids to cycle.
Dr Kiron Chatterjee is Professor of Travel Behaviour and member of the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE Bristol. His research seeks to understand the way in which people travel and how transport systems and social, economic and technological change influence behaviour. He also seeks to identify how people’s access to transport and use of transport affects their life opportunities and wellbeing. He led the influential evidence review for the Department for Transport, published in 2018, on reasons for the decline in car driving of young people and recently chaired an International Transport Forum working group which reported on ‘Travel Transitions: How Transport Planners and Policy Makers Can Respond to Shifting Mobility Trends’.
Donald Alexander is Bristol City Council Labour & Co-op councillor for Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston ward (since 2016) & Cabinet Member for Transport (since June 2021).