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Towns beyond traffic

Glasgow, 15 march 2019

Thanks to all our speakers and attendees who helped make our 2019 summit such a great success. Come back next week when we will have recordings of the key presentations.

Dad and pushchair


Session 1

9.30am: Welcome - Councillor Anna Richardson, Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council.
9.40: Pedestrian rights: the 90-year battle - Chris Thompson, Projects Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland. 
9.55: Road violence: a survivor's story - Angela McShane, The Reinvention: Triumph over injury.

Session 2

10.20: Access for everyone? A tale of two high streets - Penny Morriss, Communities Manager, Living Streets Scotland.
10.45: Can walking save our high streets? - Stuart Hay, Director, Living Streets Scotland.
11.05: Break

Session 3

11.30: The iWalk vision for better designed streets - Jess Read, Principal Transport Engineer, Witteveen + Bos UK Ltd.
11.55: Creating a buzz about walking in Manchester - Jennifer Wiles, Regional Director for the North of England, Living Streets.
12.15pm: Connected cities: can Glasgow lead the way? Professor David Begg, Chair of the Glasgow Connectivity Commission and CEO Transport Times.
1.00: Networking Lunch
1.45: Close


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