The Last Mile: Navigating Sustainable Transport

Date: Wednesday 31st January 2024
Time: 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Mills & Reeve Manchester Office, No.1 Circle Square, , 3 Symphony Park, Oxford Road, M1 7FS
Cost: £Free for members, £20 non-members
Categories:
Member Event
Transport and Infrastructure
Brought to you by pro-manchester's Transport Committee, join us for a transformative panel event where we address the task local authorities encounter in steering short journeys away from cars towards more sustainable options.
With insights on EV advancements, cycling infrastructure and the complexities of promoting public transportation, we'll explore strategies for behavioral change and how to encourage adoption of eco-friendly and active modes of transport.
Save the date in your calendars and keep your eyes peeled for more speakers to be announced soon!

About the Speakers:

Alice Pleasant Public Affairs Manager - Lime

Alice is Lime’s public affairs manager for the UK and Ireland. In her role, she works with national and local policy makers to help design and deliver shared e-bike and e-scooter services that provide sustainability and connectivity benefits for towns and cities. Before joining Lime, Alice was a political consultant for consultancy Lansons, focusing on a range of policy areas including transport and infrastructure.

Thomas van Laake Doctoral Researcher - The University of Manchester

Thomas is a doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester with an interest in urban cycling and mobility transitions. His current research project develops a comparative analysis of cycling infrastructure in Greater Manchester, Mexico City, and Toronto. Before undertaking his PhD, he was coordinator of sustainable mobility projects at the Colombian NGO Despacio, working on urban cycling policies and infrastructures in a range of Latin American cities.

Leigh Bramall Director - Counter Context

Leigh is a Director specialising in public affairs and local government at Counter Context, a communications consultancy working in the built environment with offices in Sheffield, Manchester and London.

He previously spent 13 years as a local councillor and led on planning, regeneration and transport as the Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council until he joined Counter Context in 2017. Today, Leigh advises clients on engaging with key stakeholders and groups in support of development.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact isabel.fish@pro-manchester.co.uk

With thanks to our Partners: