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Liverpool: striving for sustainable and integrated transport

Is it solely the English planning system preventing this from becoming reality, or are other factors to blame?
08 November 2023 at 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM / North West England / Updates

08 November 2023 at 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
University Of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L69 7ZX
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This event will examine and debate the true potential of Liverpool’s transport infrastructure. It will consider if current modifications and proposed improvements will ensure that the city’s transport network is fit for the future, whilst recognising the current land use of the city. There will be focused analysis of whether the current planning system is prohibiting the development of Liverpool’s transport network or allowing it to develop for the better. It is vital to engage and understand governmental processes that often dictate such schemes as well as the multiple benefits that sustainable transport has in a built environment.

With 50% of all journeys under 5km in the Liverpool City Region taken by car, this discussion will help shed light on why the current state of transport infrastructure is primarily resulting in people taking the car over more sustainable modes of travel. Ultimately, is the planning system to blame or does the problem lie elsewhere?

Event format

Three planning professionals will discuss this key transport issue, each representing different aspects of the profession:

  • Alex Naughton from Liverpool City Region
  • Rachel Cornfoot – Transport Planner at ARUP
  • Dr Chia-Lin Chen, lecturer in planning at the University of Liverpool.