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8th Transport Practitioners Meeting 2010 speakers announced

The 8th Transport Practitioners Meeting 2010 (TPM), to be held at the University of York on 20th to 22nd July, has again encouraged an extremely varied programme of presentations of significant interest to all transport practitioners.

TPM is the essential annual meeting place for transport engineers and planners, and with an extremely diverse programme, superb quality of papers and great deals on attendance rates it is not hard to see why. Additionally, this year’s meeting will be attended by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

The conference programme includes technical visits, a packed social programme and extensive opportunities for networking. Keynote speaker presentations from:

Professor Roger Mackett, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL – ‘Improving Health Through More Walking and Cycling. Why is This so Difficult to Achieve?’

Garrett Emmerson, TfL – ‘Smoothing Traffic Flow and Managing London’s Road Network’

Professor Peter Jones, Director, UK Transport Research Centre (UKTRC) – ‘What UKTRC can do for you’

Professor Phil Goodwin, University of the West of England – ‘Locking in the benefits of the recession’

Simon Houldsworth, Darlington Borough Council

Elaine Seagriff – ‘The Mayor’s Transport Strategy for London: looking to 2031’

Other highlights for TPM 2010 include

Technical visit by bike to the York Cycleway network

Over 100 presentations from the UK and Ireland on a key range of traffic, transport and urban transport design topics

15 ‘Smarter Choices’ sessions

3 ‘Civilised Streets’ sessions

3 sessions around planning for cycling

2 sessions on rural transport issues

Presentation of the ‘Transport Planner of the Year’ Award

Transport Planning Society reception for members and guests

TPM will also see the launch of the first ever sessions for the Transport Modelling Practitioners Network (TraMPNet).

Social Programme

TPM provides extensive opportunity for discussion within sessions, as well as through its structured networking programme. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a Civic Reception (hosted by the City of York Council), a cycle tour, a themed walk around the city, drinks receptions and a Conference Dinner.

For full details of the programme, please visit www.ptrc-training.co.uk

Alternatively, contact Sophie Webber at sophie.webber@ptrc-training.co.uk or on 020 7348 1970

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