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Birmingham Transport Summit

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Aston University

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Join us to consider how transport issues affect everyone in Birmingham and discuss the future of our transport network.

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In the five years since the Birmingham Connected Transport Strategy was published, we have made good progress in delivering our vision for transport to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth. However, in that time, there have been a number of changes which weren’t anticipated by the plan; particularly the introduction of a Clean Air Zone in 2020 and Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022. We also recognise that there is a need for change at an even greater level and pace than that set out before.

Many core elements of Birmingham Connected’s vision to transform the way people and goods move through the city remain, but Birmingham needs to strengthen our commitment to the vision with a refreshed and reinvigorated Transport Plan for 2019.

The Birmingham Transport Summit will:

  • Celebrate what is good about transport in Birmingham, including improvements delivered in the last five years.
  • Consider what still needs to be done to ensure the transport network works for all citizens and supports the city’s sustainable, inclusive economic growth.
  • Discuss how we can work together as citizens, stakeholders and delivery partners to bring about a future proof transport system: where everyone can travel safely and sustainably. This will include engagement on the forthcoming Birmingham Transport Plan, Clean Air Strategy, Cycling and Walking Strategy and Improvement Plan, Parking Supplementary Planning Document, and Transport Space Allocation Policy.

The morning session will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in the impacts upon our communities relating to the transport challenges the city faces. How does this affect daily living, especially for the most disadvantaged in our city? It will introduce you to the appetite for radical change from these communities and show some of the innovation that is emerging but also challenging the established transport system and hierarchy.

It will start with 15 mins of introduction and qi gong and then will take participants out to a programme of community facing conversations at different venues within the city. Full joining instructions will be issued nearer the time.

After lunch, we will welcome guest speakers and panellists to a conference at Aston University, for what promises to be an interesting and informative afternoon.

Contributors include:

  • Jesse Norman MP, Minister for Transport (invited)
  • Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Transport Secretary
  • Councillor Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council
  • Phil Edwards, Assistant Director – Transport and Connectivity, Birmingham City Council
  • Nick Barton, Chief Executive, Birmingham Airport
  • Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands
  • Karen Creavin, Chief Executive, The Active Wellbeing Society
  • Polly Billington, Director, UK100
  • Alex Burrows, Director of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham
  • Councillor Brian Parbutt, Nottingham City Councillor and Council representative to Nottingham City Transport Ltd.
  • Councillor Kath Hartley, Birmingham Councillor (Ladywood Ward) and chair of the WMCA Transport Delivery Committee
  • Ali Bell, Head of External Communications - UK Bus, National Express

Thanks to Jacobs for sponsorship of this event.

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