Councils to be questioned on future plans for active travel

29 March 2019

Focus of the session

The Committee will question local authorities from across England about their ambitions for active travel, what plans they have to make it easier for people to travel on foot or by bike in the areas they represent, and how the Department for Transport can support local authorities achieve their ambitions for active travel.


Wednesday 3 April 2019, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.45am

  • Vicky Fraser, Head of Transport Planning and Strategy, Cornwall Council
  • Alison Kennedy, Principal Transport Policy Officer, Inclusive Growth Directorate, Birmingham City Council
  • Rupert Thacker, Head of Highways Strategy and Implementation, Environment and Infrastructure Department, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Laura Wells, Principal Transport Planner, Policy & Strategy, Brighton & Hove City Council

At 10.45am

  • Katie Edmondson, Programme Communications and Engagement Coordinator, CityConnect, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Mark Lynam, Director of Programme Commissioning, Sheffield City Region
  • Dr Ben Still, Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Lead Board member on active travel, Urban Transport Group
  • Claire Williams, Cycling and Walking Development Manager, Transport for West Midlands

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