Pre-Summit walking tour

Delegates to the summit are invited to join a short walking tour of Saltaire, a UNESCO world heritage site, comprising Salt’s Mill and the ‘model village’ of Saltaire, built in the 1850s by the industrialist Sir Titus Salt. 

Please meet at Saltaire railway station at 11:15am.   We will meet the 10:56 train from Leeds to Skipton.  Saltaire can also be reached by train from Bradford, Skipton and Ilkley. 

At the end of the tour we will proceed to the hotel (1.2 miles away) by bus.  There may be an option to store your luggage at the mill before we start the walk.  It is an urban walk, but consider bringing an umbrella.


Registration at The Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel with tea and coffee served upon arival


Hosts' Welcome and Introduction to Event

Actions since last year’s Summit and introduction to this year’s theme, objectives & programme.

- Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor LINKS
- Stephen Fidler, Director, Local Transport, Department for Transport
- Steve Hartley, Strategic Director for Place, Bradford Council



Local Transport a year on:

Phil Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy, UCL and UWE 


The UK local transport landscape: where are we now?

Perspectives from different stakeholders /connected players addressing this year's key themes:

- Decarbonising transport/the climate emergency
- New transport paradigms
- Placemaking
- Economic Growth
- Regional inequalities and rebalancing
- Governance and User-Centric Decision Making


- Professors Jillian Anable and Greg Marsden, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Barry White, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for the North
- Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus
Andy Poole, Network Management Lead, WSP
- Anita Mauchan, Director, Steer
- Nicola Headlam, Urban Transformations Network, University of Oxford

Session to be followed by Q&A and will be chaired by: Andrew Forster, Editor, Local Transport Today


Comfort break


Conurbation challenges - finding solutions by sharing experience

Steve Edwards, Chair, Urban Transport Group


Introducing West Yorkshire followed by panel style Q&A:

- Local transport landscape
- Strategic issues identified
- Example of local innovation best practice

Presentation by Alan Reiss, Director of Policy, Strategy and Communication, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Followed by a Panel session including:

- Alan Reiss, Director of Policy, Strategy and Communications, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Mike Gent, Deputy Director Health Protection, Public Health England Yorkshire and the Humber
Gary Bartlett, Chief Officer Highways &Transportation, Leeds City Council
Rachel Jones, Transport Partnerships Lead, West Yorkshire Combined Authority


Round table discussion groups:

- Decarbonising transport/the climate emergency: 
Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance, Institure for Transport Studies & Professor Jillian Anable, Chair in Transport and Energy, Institure for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

- Getting things done, cheaper and faster: how do we gear up and get serious about delivery?
Neil Chadwick, Director, Steer

- Making business cases in the era of fast-moving technology
Simon Pope, Technical Director, Trasnport Planning North, WSP & Elizabeth Barner, Transport Planner, WSP

- Citizen-focused future mobility planning and decision-making
James Gleave, Founder, Gleave Consulting
Tim Grosvenor, Social Research Consultant

- Regional Inequalities - Towards a framework for action
Nicola Headlam, Urban Transformations Network, University of Oxford

- ‘Streets for People’: Promoting active travel for people in West Yorkshire
Ambrose White, Policy Officer, West Yorkshire Combined Authority & Roseanna Brett-Davis, Policy Officer, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

- Solving mass transit network integration
James Nutter, Head of Rail, West Yorkshire Combined Authority


Comfort Break



The future of mobility: a look at innovation at the local level

E-Mobility: Are we really all going electric?

- Paul O'Neill, Managing Director, Intelligent Data Collection
- Jonny Riggall, Director, Energy and Environment, Peter Brett Associates now part of Stantec



Future Mobility in Cities:


Keelan Fadden-Hopper, Senior Future Mobility Developer, Transport for the West Midlands
- Nicola Kane, Head of Strategic Planning, Transport for Greater Manchester
Kate Gifford, Head of Future Mobility, Leeds City Region
- Beate Kubitz, Author, Travel Spirit Foundation
- Paul Hodgins, CEO, Ginger Shared Transport



Networking reception followed by a 3 course networking dinner

After dinner address from Rod Schebesh, Senior Vice President, Sector Leader, Transportation, Peter Brett Associates now part of Stantec - a global view