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Difference Festival - Are Cars the New Tobacco?

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University of Westminster - Regent Campus

Fyvie Hall

309 Regent St

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W1B 2HW

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Are Cars the New Tobacco?

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Climate breakdown, air and noise pollution, habitat destruction, road injuries, and negative physical and mental health impacts of inactivity can all be linked to car-dominated transport systems. The Dieselgate scandal exposed industry deception and regulatory failure; but business as usual seems to have continued for the car industry. Electric cars sales remain tiny and SUVs sales grow, despite their inefficiency and increased risk to cyclists and pedestrians. Why do cars (and the industry that produces and promotes them) still have such a hold over us? And how should we (academics, policy-makers, the public) challenge this? Join our expert panel, including leading active travel journalist Laura Laker, psychologist Dr. Ian Walker, air pollution expert Dr. Audrey de Nazelle, neuroscientist Robin Mazumder, and Transport Lead for the London Borough of Hackney Jon Burke, to find out more, and discuss ways forward.

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