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Autumn School: Making Places - Strategies for Managing Major Traffic Routes...

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Hertfordshire County Council

Pegs Lane

Hertford

SG13 8DQ

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Autumn School: Making Places - Strategies for Managing Major Traffic Routes through Historic Towns and Villages

A 2-day Autumn School in which delegates will hear from experts, and then propose solutions for the challenge of balancing our need to travel with our desire for better places for people.

A COMMON PROBLEM

This Autumn School in Hertford is an opportunity to look at how cities, towns and villages can rethink busy traffic routes. Public consultation held earlier this year by Hertfordshire County Council looked at proposals for the major east-west A414 road corridor, which runs from Hemel Hempstead and Watford in the west to Harlow in the east, linking the M1, A1(M) and the A10 motorways. Along this transport corridor is the attractive county town of Hertford, which sees a large proportion of through, between town and local traffic.

Hertford is an historic town and, like many others around the country, has to plan for how it can better manage today's traffic through its town centre, as well as how to connect new housing growth areas, and meet longer distance travel needs. Balancing the infrastructure associated with housing growth and the urgent need for more sustainable travel choices is a big issue for many places, and Hertford is a classic example. With the recent A414 consultation raising options of re-allocating road space to other users, building a town ring road, developing a mass rapid transit system, and more, there are many issues, priorities and potential solutions to consider.

A HANDS-ON APPROACH

The seminar+workshop format of this Autumn School will give participants the chance to learn from the process underway in Hertford for their own places. Delegates will:

- hear from those involved in the A414 options consultation earlier this year

- consider the evidence gathered to-date

- hear about conflicting 'place vs. movement' pressures on the town

- learn from transport and urban design experts about innovative case studies from the UK and overseas

- walk around the town centre with urban designers

- develop criteria for decision-making

- identify options for managing future traffic growth and place-making needs, and

- develop their own ideas for Hertford which will be transferable elsewhere.

The detailed programme is available on the HTVF website: http://www.htvf.org/events/

Speakers include: Rupert Thacker (Hertfordshire County Council), Nicholas Boys Smith/ David Milner/ Robert Kwolek (Create Streets), Phil Jones (Phil Jones Associates), Lynda Addison (independent transport consultant and past chair of the Transport Planning Society), Stephen O’Malley (Civic Engineers), Tim Hagyard (formerly of East Hertfordshire District Council), Duncan Berntsen (Medway Council), John Duncan (Extinction Rebellion East Herts), Graham Hughes (Cambridgeshire County Council), and Reg Harman.

This Autumn School is supported by Hertfordshire County Council and the Urban Design Group.


FAQs

Where should I stay if I want to attend for both days?

If you need advice on places to stay overnight, please see https://hertford.net/travel/accommodation.php

We are suggesting that those who are staying or live locally will meet up for dinner on the evening of Monday 2nd December in Hertford town centre, and so we will let you know where and when closer to the time...

How can I let you know about my dietary requirements?

Please email us on: htf@kellogg.ox.ac.uk when you book.

Is it possible to attend for only one day?

There is a ticket option to attend for just the first day, Monday 2nd December, so delegates can hear about the issues and case studies, and start to think about potential solutions.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us on: htf@kellogg.ox.ac.uk

What's the refund policy?

We can offer refunds up to 7 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, there's no need.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but do let us know the name of the other person, so that we can welcome them properly. However it would not be advisable to split a 2 day ticket between two people, as the second day follows on from the first day.

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Hertfordshire County Council

Pegs Lane

Hertford

SG13 8DQ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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