Might drivers walk or cycle?
Wednesday 12th October 2022
10A South Grove N6 6BS and on Zoom
Electric cars will be vital to London achieving net zero carbon targets because of reluctance of drivers to walk and cycle, according to David Metz, Professor of Centre for Transport Studies at UCL. This reluctance is illustrated by Highgate’s resistance to Haringey and Camden’s plans to encourage walking and cycling, arguably for good reasons including demography, suburban location, topography and road layouts. David has been described as a “guru” in understanding how people travel and his new book “Good to Go, Decarbonising Travel after the Pandemic” puts all of this into perspective, particularly his research in Copenhagen and other cities. The book has been described as “a tour de force survey from one of our most thoughtful transport experts”. He shows how the car will remain important and how transport planners and modelers keep focusing on the wrong thing in looking at time savings. Decarbonising will thus require a new way of thinking; no easy answers but lots of options.
Entry £5 to include a complimentary glass of wine (£3 on Zoom). Booking via Eventbrite – click here.