Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Urban Transport Policy-making – changing perspectives and consequences

Professor Peter Jones, University College London

28th Mar 2018  02:00 pm - 03:00 pm LS 1090, Abercrombie Building (H70)

Abstract: An examination of major North-west European urban transport policy trends by the EU ‘CREATE’ project has identified a pattern of changing dominant policy perspectives over time, that have been associated with differences in policy dialogues, dominant actors, policy measures and patterns of travel behaviour. These changes have also placed increasing demands on our analytical methodologies – in particular, in our modelling, forecasting and appraisal requirements and capabilities. The presentation will explore some of the practical consequences of these changing policy perspectives, and will consider some of the emerging pressures on cities and how they might respond.

Bio: Peter Jones is Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development in the Centre for Transport Studies at UCL. He is a member of the Independent Transport Commission, the DfT’s Science Advisory Council and co-chair of its Joint Analysis Development Panel. He is Scientific Co-ordinator for the EU funded ‘CREATE’ project on trends in urban mobility and was awarded an OBE for services to national transport policy, in January 2017.

He has a wide range of transport research and teaching interests, covering both analytical methods and policy. These include transport policy, traveller attitudes and behaviour, travel trends and the determinants of travel demand, traffic restraint studies, accessibility studies, policy option generation, major transport economic and social impact studies, public engagement, development of new survey and appraisal methods, and advances in urban street planning and design.