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The Future of London Transport

23rd April 2012


Executive Suite, Front Engineering Building, University College London

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Chair: Brian Collins (Chair of Engineering Policy, UCL Faculty of Engineering Science)

Speakers:

  • Prof. Sir Peter Hall, UCL Bartlett School of Planning
  • Dr Robin Hickman, UCL Bartlett School of Planning
  • Richard Di Cani, Director of Transport Strategy and Planning, Transport for London
  • Ian Lindsay, Director of Land and Property, Crossrail Ltdg

Alongside increases in population size and economic activity, demand has risen for all modes of transport across London. Congestion currently occurs on the radial routes into the city, on the orbital routes around the city, and at key points where long distance and short distance commuting traffic intersect in outer London. Air traffic and the use of London’s five airports have also increased. In 2003, the Department for Transport reported that air traffic had increased six fold between 1970 and 2002, to some 200 million passengers per annum. By 2020, the figures are projected to double again. This event will explore the range of potential, modal, technological, and policy responses to these trends to ensure that London develops a sustainable transport system in the years ahead.

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