Making Traffic-Free Spaces in Towns and Cities

Date: 15 September 2017
Venue: Arnolfini, Bristol
Time: 10:30 - 16:00


Who is this conference aimed at?

This conference is for planners, transport planners and councillors in towns and cities considering improvements that involve removing traffic – and those where progress has been stalled by practical challenges or political opposition.

About this event

You will hear from the people leading traffic removal projects today in: London, Leicester, Cambridge, and Taunton. You will hear from a developer about the potential for new housing in traffic-free areas and the conference will finish with smaller workshop sessions, to exchange experience of what works, what doesn't and how these leading cities have overcome barriers and opposition to make it all happen.

25 years ago the A4, which ran through the beautiful Georgian Queen Square in Bristol, was closed to traffic. The conference venue is on the Bristol Waterfront next to Queen Square, where Dave Johnson, a councillor involved at the time (now a UWE Bristol lecturer), will lead an outdoor session, explaining what happened (view the YouTube video 'The Reclaiming of Queen Square and Champion Square, Bristol').

How to attend

The cost is just £25 including buffet lunch and refreshments. This event is limited to just 45 places and is expected to sell out, so to avoid disappointment book early!

In order to attend you must purchase a ticket via UWE Bristol's online store. Please note: you are not required to give a student number when purchasing a ticket; it is not a mandatory field.

View the programme for more information about this conference (speakers confirmed but details subject to change).

Cost: £25.00
Contact: Steve Melia
Telephone: +44(0)117 32 83267
E-mail: steve.melia@uwe.ac.uk

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