Local Events Bath

The Future of Transport in Bath: Shaping & Delivering a City Transport Plan
8:30am - 1pm

A half-day conference bringing together urban transport experts to inform and inspire Bath politicians and the public to be ambitious in addressing the city's transport issues. The conference will also be a neutral platform to allow each of the Bath political groups to present their broad approach to Bath transport in anticipation of the local election in May 2019.
08:30 Coffee
09:00 Opening Remarks, Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath I Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council; Deputy Mayor, West of England Combined Authority I  Van DuBose, Bath Alliance for Transport and Public Realm
09:15 Urban Transport in 2018
Richard de Cani (Facilitator for the Conference), Director, Head of UKMEA Planning, Arup, Former Managing Director of Planning, Transport for London 
09:35 Transport Challenges for Local Authorities
Nick Lester-Davis, Consultant, former Corporate Director of Services and Director of Transport, Environment and Planning, London Councils I James Freeman, Managing Director, First West of England I Sir Peter Hendy, Chair, Network Rail; Chair, London Legacy Development Corporation; former Commissioner, Transport for London; former Chair, Bath Transport Commission  I  Ian Stokes, Development Officer (Transport Strategy), City of York Council 
10.35 Coffee
10:55  Can Bath Resolve Its Transport issues?  (Panel discussion)
 Nick Lester-Davis (Chair) I James Freeman I Sir Peter Hendy I  Ian Stokes 
11:35  2019 Transport Previews: Bath Political Groups
 Robin Moss, Labour I Neil Butters & Richard Samuel, Liberal Democrats I Emma Adams, BIG Independents I Mark Shelford, Conservatives I Jon Lucas, Greens
12:50  Closing Remarks