Programme: 24 February 2017/Bristol City Hall


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Council Chamber

Morning Plenary

Welcome address: Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol 

Introduction from session chair:
Jon Lamonte, Urban Transport Group Chair and Transport for Greater Manchester Chief Executive

Cllr Mark Bradshaw, Cabinet Member for Transport, Bristol City Council

Francesca Racioppi, Senior Policy and Programme Advisor, Environment, Health Policy and Governance, WHO Europe

Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Deputy Director, Health Equity and Mental Health, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England

Allison Dutoit, Gehl Architects & Lecturer,  University of the West of England, Bristol

Followed by Q&A




Tea & Coffee served in the Exhibition Area


Council Chamber

Lord Mayor's Reception Room

The Library


Conference Hall

Collaborative working

Chair: James Woodcock, UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge

Embracing public health methodologies and approaches in transport planning
Upskilling transport staff in understanding of public health, HEAT training for appraising transport schemes, joint bidding and joint strategy development of air quality and local transport plans
Pam Turton, Assistant Director, Transport, Environment and Business Support, Portsmouth City Council

Developing local Walking and Cycling Plans: How do local authorities prioritise?
The delivery of tangible improvements to local cycling and walking infrastructure is at the heart of the CWIS delivery plan. With potential funding arising from the CWIS, it is vital that authorities have a prioritised list of ‘shovel-ready’ cycling and walking schemes
Anthony Jones, Senior Consultant, Atkins

MODLE (Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment): connecting active modes with public transport services
New transport services which combine the convenience of point-to-point journeys with the environmental and cost benefits of shared use: taxi-buses, intelligently routed by real-time and predicted demand. A new public transport service which provides better access to employment and health services in North Bristol for those without a car
Liz Davidson, Esoterix

The Department for Transport’s Total Transport initiative: progress and case studies
Integrating modes to improve services to rural communities and achieve greater integration with the health sector
Peter Hardy, Director, Systra



Robust monitoring & evaluation 

Chair: Philipp Thiessen, ‎Head of Investment Appraisal Scrutiny, Department for Transport

Evidence translation: A silo breaking tool for everyday
Evidence translation from academic research is rare in transport planning. Arguably, we are wasting a huge knowledge resource which could help break down the silos of operation which hinder broader and more synergetic solutions to transport and wider public policy goals
Dr Adrian Davis, Public Health & Transport Specialist, Bristol City Council

Revisiting WebTAG for health
New methods for estimating health benefits
Marko Tainio, Health Modelling, Environmental Health, Health Impact Assessment, Transport, Air Pollution, UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge

Street mobility and network accessibility
Towards tools for overcoming barriers to walking amongst older people, and measuring community severance
Dr Jemima Stockton, Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

A strong evidence base: creating a healthy future for Southwark
Existing data and behaviour science insights from health, sports, transport and air quality have shaped recent policy changes, from the kerbside to large-scale developments, when aapllied by Southwark Council’s health and transport teams
Pip Howson, Team Leader Transport Policy, LB Southwark


Health and wellbeing

Chair: Nick Cavill, Public Health Consultant, Cavill Associates

A framework for social sustainability
Building in community engagement and social ties is a key element in the provision of vital social and physical infrastructure
Sarah Fish, Managing Consultant, Atkins

How and why commuting influences life satisfaction
Longer commute times are linked to lower life satisfaction and the mode of transport used is important. Subjective wellbeing could be improved by facilitating shorter commutes through land use planning and efficient transport links.
Kiron Chatterjee, Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour, University of the West of England

Interaction between the environment, communities and mental health and wellbeing
Exploring the influence of urban environments on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities: an evidence-based approach to urban design
Graham Marshall, Co-Director, Pro-Social Place and Visiting senior research fellow at the University of Liverpool Institute of Psychology, Health and Society

Wellbeing in the Urban Environment
Challenging how the urban transport environment impacts on the productivity, performance and happiness of peoples’ lives
Philip Watson, UK Design Director, Atkins 

Healthy and liveable places

Chair: Dr Stephen Watkins, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council and Co Chair, Transport and Health Study Group

Planning for the future: kerbside space for healthy streets
Bringing the kerbside to life: how policies can influence a more active streetscape
Kevin Burke, Principal Transport Planner, Southwark Council

Moving health upstream in urban development - a 3 year Wellcome Trust research project
Understanding the barriers and opportunities to creating healthy urban environments
Daniel Black, Director, db+a & Janet Ige, Researcher, University of the West of England

The influence of spatial network on active travel
Spatial configuration – the way spaces are connected to one another – plays an important role in increasing or reducing walking and cycling levels
Eime Tobari, Associate Director, Space Syntax

NHS Healthy New Towns programme: designing-in health, wellbeing and activity
Dr Sara McCafferty, Senior Strategy Programme Manager, Strategy Group, NHS England




Devolution and accessing sustainable transport funding WorkShop

Sponsored by Atkins

A facilitated workshop to help local authority officers make the most of available funding streams and to mobilise projects effectively

Led by Jonathan Foster-Clark, Senior Transport Strategy Advisor, Atkins, with:

Beth Hiblin, Transport Quality of Life: ‘What Works’ evaluation of LSTF projects, 2011-2015

Dr Liz O’Driscoll, Exeter City Futures CIC: innovative funding models

Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates: the innovative proposed use of Social Impact Bonds (payment by results) to fund infrastructure

Chris Rushmore, Living Streets: Blackpool's successful Access bid: making the case

Jon Harris, Harris Ethical: new project delivery models

Followed by round table sessions and and exert panel Q+A

More information online here


Transport, air quality & environmental health workshop

The focus group/workshop session on Smarter Transport, Sustainable Futures will explore issues relating to improving environmental health, including air quality, lowering emissions and congestion reduction for smart fleet operations.

Participants will include Public Health Wales, Scania UK, Bristol City Council, LoCITY, WHO Europe, DIVA creative and partners from the EU-funded PASTA project, among others. 

More information and the full agenda is online here


Lunch Served in the Exhibition Area


Council Chamber

Afternoon plenary

Healthy transport, healthy city, healthy lives: working together to meet the challenges

Short presentations followed by discussion facilitated by John Parkin, Professor of Transport Engineering, University of the West of England

  • How transport and health could – and should – work together 
    Jonathan Bray, Director,  Urban Transport Group

  • Collaboration between public health and transport teams
    Dr Adrian Davis, Public Health & Transport Specialist, Bristol City Council

  • The public health evidence-based approach
    James Woodcock, UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge

  • Liveable cities, walking and dwelling
    Allison Dutoit, Gehl Architects & Lecturer,  University of the West of England, Bristol

  • How to make cities more pyschologically benign
    Graham Marshall, Co-Director, Pro-Social Place and Visiting senior research fellow at the University of Liverpool Institute of Psychology, Health and Society

  • The poor place health 'casual chain'
    Dr Stephen Watkins, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council and Co Chair, Transport and Health Study Group


Afternoon tea & coffee served in the exhibition area


Lord Mayor's Reception Room


The Library

Travel planning with NHS Trusts

Chair: Adrian Davis, Public Health Evidence and Effectiveness Adviser, Transport Planning, Bristol City Council, & Visiting Professor, University of the West of England

Relieving pressure on parking and encouraging active travel
A sustainable car parking permit solution, using TRACC, at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has seen the start of a modal shift with staff travelling by foot, cycle or public transport to work
Dan Saunders,Product Manager, Basemap

Supporting sustainable accessibility and growth at a leading health and education campus
Birmingham Hospitals and University Campus: managing demand for car based travel, congestion, parking and creating sustainable transport infrastructure and initiatives
Alison Kennedy, Senior Transportation Officer, Birmingham City Council

NHS Trusts: ensuring travel planning becomes a central element of car parking strategies
Identifying best practice in developing travel plans and providing adequate transport and car parking for NHS Trusts in England
David Malone, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, NHS National Performance Advisory Group



Successful Active Travel Strategies

How transport policy and investment can promote healthier lifestyles 
Robust behaviour change methodologies are needed to drive change, and to enable and encourage physical activity through walking and active travel
Tom Platt, Head of Policy and Communications, Living Streets

Making walking count: Highlighting the role of walking in transport evaluation
Walking is often described as the invisible mode. While there is general agreement on the health, economic, social and environments of increased levels of walking, pedestrian movement is traditionally under-represented in tools for transport data capture, analysis, and modelling at all levels, but new tools seek to redress this balance
Martin Wedderburn, Transport Consultant, Walk 21 and FLOW

Placing walking at the heart of city planning projects 
Real-world learning and practical illustrations from international case studies and local examples
Ben Robinson, Senior Consultant, Arup

Integrating modes

Station travel planning: maximising future benefits
What should future versions of STP guidance and toolkits advocate for reconciling pressures on station car parking, mode shift targets, enabling smarter approaches to collecting passenger use data and influencing passenger behaviours, and maximising funding streams?
Nicola Scott, Senior Consultant, Atkins 

Civilising the walk from the station
Case studies from Birmingham city centre, Manchester and Wolverhamption
Emily Walsh, Associate Director, Movement and Place, Systra


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