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Movement Matters | Encouraging an active first and last mile journey

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The Standard Downtown LA

550 South Flower

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Panel discussion: Encouraging an active first and last mile journey
7.30-9.30am

Now that the residents of Los Angeles have voted by 70% to support Measure M, $860 million will be brought in annually to fund transportation projects. This new sales tax will dramatically transform transportation in the region with funding dedicated to projects that will benefit people of all ages and abilities to walk and bike their journeys, as well as making first-and-last mile improvements in access to transit.

So where should the funds be spent to get the best return – what is the evidence from overseas? Will it make people get out of their cars and use transit? Will it improve the health of the community? Where is the money best spent to get the greatest benefit? Is there too much emphasis on the physical investment on improving infrastructure rather than the softer side of behavior change?

Our expert panel will share first-hand experience in delivering first and last mile strategic plans, together with techniques for encouraging behavior change especially from a health perspective.

Speakers
Ben Plowden, Director of Strategy and Planning, Surface Transport, Transport for London
Melani Smith, Consultant, NextPhaseLA and Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California
Tracy Bryars, Healthy Communities Initiative Manager, St. Jude Medical Center
Lisa Buchanan, Head of US Planning, Steer Davies Gleave



Masterclass with Ben Plowden: Moving London
10.00-11.30am
Ben Plowden reflects on the lessons learned by Transport for London in dealing with increased pressure on its transportation infrastructure and considers the challenges facing London, such as increasing air pollution, the competing demands on limited street space and rising residential densities around transit hubs. Participate in a discussion about whether the lessons learned in London can be applied in Los Angeles. Are the challenges faced in Los Angeles the same or different? Can London learn from Los Angeles?

Schedule
7.30 - Breakfast will be provided
8.00 - Panel session begins
9.00 - Q&A and opportunity to network
10.00-11.30 - Masterclass with Ben Plowden: Moving London

You can also sign up for Movement Matters | Wayfinding: what, how, where and why? April 6, 7.30-9.30am here.




About Movement Matters

Movement Matters is a series of inspirational seminars, debates and workshops, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring how transportation shapes and influences places, people and economies.

Drawing on experience from international leaders in transportation, government and related industries, we share insights, and debate opportunities and challenges. Our series of events spans the UK and the US, with sessions in the UK planned in London, Leeds and Manchester, and in the US in Los Angeles, Boston and New York.

Steer Davies Gleave's Movement Matters series provide a burst of fresh thinking without keeping you out of the office for too long.

You can find out more on the Movement Matters website: www.movementmatters-sdg.com

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The Standard Downtown LA

550 South Flower

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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