The programme
The Intelligent City Mobility Event

Parking World forms part of the Intelligent City Mobility Event, with delegates able to attend parallel seminars being run at:
The 2015 programme is curated by Mark Moran, editor of Parking Review. Contact

Registration and breakfast in the exhibition

Peter Stonham, chairman, Landor LINKS

Session 1: The Car and the City

The day starts with a plenary session which addresses the question: What role should the car have in future urban mobility?

The plenary panel comprises representatives from the automotive, transport planning, academic and policy-making sectors.

Tea & coffee in the exhibition

Session 2a: Rethinking parking
This session explores trends in the business, planning and management of parking.

Chair Noel Frost, CEO and Commercial Director, Zenco Systems

Keynote: The new parking market
The way in which parking is marketed, bought and sold is being transformed. This presentation looks at the real world impact of trends such as the 'sharing economy' and 'open data', growth of pre-booking and impact of third party parking providers, as well as the benefits of running of parking as a retail operation.
Max Crane-Robinson, Commercial Director, NCP

Does free really parking add up?
Free parking will save the High Street. Discuss. Many retailers, business organisations and politicians believe offering ample, free parking is a panacea for town centres. Is there any merit in the notion, or is it pure folly?
John Siraut, Director, Economics, Jacobs

Working together: Bromley and Sheffield
A growing number of local authorities are working together to save costs and offer more effective services. Hear how a London local authority parking partnership has helped a South Yorkshire council clear a build-up of drivers' correspondence and how the business model can developed and grown.
Ben Stephens, Head of Bromley and Bexley Shared Parking Service

Tackling Blue Badge abuse
Misuse of Blue badges is a problem facing Local authorities and genuine Blue badge holders. Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council & Sussex Police have been working together on a new approach to proportionately deal with the offence.
Lynne Donnelly, Blue Badge Manager, East Sussex County Council & Yvonne Harvey, Parking Services Senior, Brighton & Hove City Council

The pavement parking ban: A status report
There is currently no consistent approach to the rules on parking on pavements. However, Private Member's Bills that would make a ban on pavement parking the norm across the country are now making their way through both the UK and Scottish Parliaments. The bills are supported by charities such as Guide Dogs, the RNIB and Living Streets, as well as the British Parking Association (BPA).
Dr Rachel Lee, Policy & Research Coordinator, Living Streets

A view on the future of enforcement
Digital camera technologies have transformed the enforcement of parking and moving traffic regulations. The latest unattended camera systems are enabling local authorities to focus resources where most needed in their quest to reduce traffic congestion and make streets safer for all road users.
Ade Ford, Head of Sales - Civil Enforcement, Siemens


Session 2b: Active consultation
One of the biggest hurdles faced by local authorities is engaging with local residents, businesses and stakeholders. This session looks at the consultation process and the role of pilots and trials in selling new ideas.

Chair Richard Birkbeck, Chief Executive, Design for Homes

Keynote: Places for people, not spaces for cars
Creating locales that are not dominated by the car is a positive thing for residents, shoppers, visitors and businesses. But it can be hard to communicate the message that ample parking for cars is not the only thing that matters. Local authorities can achieve much when they develop imaginative solutions that are presented well and implemented with confidence do deliver results.
John Dales, director, Urban Movement

Two-way traffic: Engaging with the community
Cambridgeshire's plan to change street layouts and bring in new traffic management measures has attracted vocal opposition from residents. The County Council tries to give stakeholders every opportunity to contribute to the development of new schemes and as such, is constantly reviewing its policy of engagement with the local community.
Vanessa Kelly, Major Infrastructure Delivery Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council

Test driving new street scenes
Kings Heath High Street a busy urban centre in Birmingham. The challenge has been to make the area more cyclist and pedestrian friendly, while not reducing parking capacity or restricting traffic flow. Initially sceptical traders were won over by a one-day trial when space was given over to people.
Joe Green, Smarter Choices Manager, Sustrans (West Midlands)

Going Dutch in London: Walthamstow's Mini-Holland project
The London Borough of Waltham Forest Council is implementing an ambition 'Mini-Holland' programme to make its streets more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. Retailers and businesses were initially concerned that the changes would have an adverse impact on them, but are beginning to understand the potential benefits of increased footfall. This has involved compromises, with fewer parking spaces removed than initially proposed. Some businesses have now even agreed to trial deliveries by cargo bike.
Jon Little, Complementary Measures Manager: Mini-Holland, Waltham Forest Council

The real value of good streets
How do you convince the public that you're not 'wasting tax payers money' on changes to the public realm? Let the private sector pay for it! In Brighton one land owner was so confident that improvements to the street would raise the value of their asset that they asked the council if they could fund the works themselves. This project helps to quantify the real benefits of investing in our streets and other public spaces, and creates a new template for funding.
Oliver Davey, Traffic Engineer, Urban Movement

Lunch sponsored by Zenco Systems

Session 3a: Rethinking access to towns and cities
This session looks at how town centres and the High Street can be made more accessible.

Chair tbc

Keynote: Liveable Cities and the Myths of Urban Transport
Tackling congestion has been 'Objective Number 1' for transport planners and politicians since the 1960s, so why does congestion never get any better? Would better, cheaper, more frequent public transport solve the problem? What can we learn from liveable cities across Europe? This presentation dispels many myths and presents a sustainable vision for the future.
Dr Steve Melia, Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning, University of the West of England

The truth about High Street parking
London Councils believes proper research is needed to inform the debate on whether or not free parking is good for town centre economies, so has been gathering hard evidence of the impact of different parking and transport policies on High Street retail.
Nick Lester-Davis, Corporate Director of Services, London Councils & president, European Parking Association

Designing space for disabled drivers
The car is be a positive thing for disabled people, giving them independence and choice when it comes to travel. However, arriving at a destination is usually the easy part - finding a safe and convenient place to park is the real challenge.
Helen Dolphin MBE, Director of Policies and Campaigns, Disabled Motoring UK

Educating the public: Safer routes to school
Many parents drive their children to school because they are worried about road safety. Ironically, the cars taking part in the 'School Run' are a major threat to children, both in terms of road safety and wider concerns about pollution and lack of exercise. There are, though, ways of encouraging families to embrace walking as a better way to get to school.
David Graham, Head of Strategy (Workplaces and Schools), Living Streets


Session 3b: Adventures in space and time
This session will look at how the implications of new parking payment, enforcement and management technologies.

Chair John McArdle, independent consultant

Keynote: Personalised time
Parking used to be about tickets, machines, signs and lines. Now it is all apps and algorithms. Some operators are already preparing for a world of connected cars, e-permit and life lived via smartphones. We are entering an era in which drivers will increasing expect to control where and when they park, understand exactly how much they have paid and not be penalised. In effect they want to 'personalise' time.
Dan Hubert, chief executive and co-founder, AppyParking

What is performance pricing?
Performance pricing is a method that has been established in some cities in the US, Canada and New Zealand. It uses a dynamic pricing approach to find an optimum to ensure that parking is well used and supports local communities whilst ensuring that there is enough parking availability for those that need it. Given that the Government's March 2015 Operational Guidance to Local Authorities on Parking Policy and Enforcement includes statements that 'charges can reflect the value of kerb-space' and that it is right for parking operations to be based on 'a desirable occupancy rate', is it now a matter of time before performance pricing comes to the UK?
Andrew Potter, Technical Director, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Future proofing your operation
Phone payment, smartphone apps, parking sensors, bay finding terminals, LED lighting, ANPR and CCTV, electric vehicle charging points, self-parking cars... the technology of parking is increasingly smart and connected. With automobile and car park technology evolving so rapidly, how can parking operators ensure the systems they invest in today will not be obsolete within years, or even months!
Panellists include:
  • Rohan Bloice, Business Development Manager, ADVAM UK
  • Grahame Rose, director of development, CP Plus
  • Richard Talbot, Principal Consultant, The Railway Consultancy

Tea and coffee break

City case studies

The day concludes with delegates from Parking World, The Car and the City and Space & Place coming together to listen to stories from cities that have developed and implemented policies such as: speed restrictions, car-free streets, cycle schemes, car clubs, park & ride schemes, maximum parking standards, etc.

Seminar closes

Networking reception
A chance for speakers, exhibitors and delegates to discuss the day's learning and also how to enter the British Parking Awards 2016.

Conference programme subject to change

Papers are approx. 15mins with an opportunity to ask questions at end of each presentation

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