Registration opens

Networking in the exhibition area


Main stage

Opening address by Dr Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport & Health, Edinburgh Napier University

Opening plenary: aligning health and transport benefits

Chair: Dr Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport & Health, Edinburgh Napier University

Carl Petrokofsky, Public Health Specialist Advisor, Healthy Places, Public Health England

Cllr Suzanne Bartington, former Cycling Champion, Oxfordshire County Council and public health consultant

Sally Hogg, Public Health Consultant, Healthy People, Healthy Places, Bristol City Council

Simon O'Brien, Liverpool City Region Cycling and Walking Commissioner

11.30 - 12.00






11.30 - 12.00

Breakout room 1 

How can transport planners help public health professionals?

A converation between Neil Anderson, Technical Director, Amey Transport Planning and Cllr Suzanne Bartington, Cycling Champion, Oxfordshire County Council and public health consultant

Collaboration across professional boundaries enables us to achieve joint goals such as boosting physical activity levels and tackling the health implications of poor air quality 

Breakout room 2

Making behaviour change work: why branding is more than a logo

Ashley Dalton, South Essex Active Travel Programme Manager

Jennifer Evans, Senior Consultant, Luther Pendragon

Kelsey Hibberd, Behaviour Change and Communications Manager, ForwardMotion


Main stage

Tools, technology and boosting active travel

Chair: Nick Ayland, Director, ITP

Place-based decarbonisation strategies: modelling the carbon impact of land uses, activities and transport modes
Laurence Oakes-Ash, CEO, City Science 

Understanding how active travellers move: improving traffic insights with Artificial Intelligence
Zachary Judge, Business Development Manager, Vivacity Labs

Smart streets and connected infrastructure
Daniel Lizarbe-Marco, City Innovation Team, Bristol City Council & Liz Davidson, CMO, Esoterix Systems.

Maximising the impact of Emergency Active Travel Fund investment
Steph Norris, Associate, ITP

Cycling for health: behaviour change for good
Sam Robinson, Director, Love to Ride

Followed by panel / audience Q+A


Liveable, active and low traffic neighbourhoods discussion: getting community buy-in to deliver long-term visions...

Facilitator: Adam Reynolds, Chair, Walk Ride Bath
Bath & North East Somerset Council’s ambitious community engagement proposals

Sam Neal, Consultant Project Manager, Highways, Haringey Council
Developing a community-supported programme

Ben Coleman and John McQueen, Associates, PJA
A prioritisation tool for developing Active Travel Zones

Panel and audience Q and A


14.15 - 16.00

Main stage

Creating healthy places

Chair: Andy Salkeld, Planning, Transportation and Economic Development, Leicester City Council

Parking and public health: how parking strategies impact on active travel, air quality and accessibility
Dr Suzanne Audrey, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Co-director of SHINE (Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments), Bristol Medical School

The role the street network in civic life: understanding place and movement 
Andy Martin, Transformational Schemes Sponsor, Transport for London

Disconnected developments: are highways authorities part of the problem?
Graham Paul Smith, Urban Design, and Katja Stille, Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Demonstrating Value for Money for active travel schemes: valuing health and place 
Neil Anderson, Technical Director, Amey Transport Planning

How to reopen the high streets safely using parklets and planters
Habib Khan, Director, Meristem Design

Traffic speeds and air quality monitoring
Geoff Collins, Sales & Marketing Director, Jenoptik



14.15 - 15.15

Welcome to the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) for England and Wales

Presenters: Dr Robin Lovelace and Dr Joey Talbot (University of Leeds)

The PCT provides an evidence base to inform cycling investment. This session covers:

  • a deep dive into the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT)

  • overview of beginner and intermediate PCT use

  • introduction to a Propensity to Cycle Tool Advanced Training Workshop on November 12 at 14.30


Main stage

Closing plenary panel: successful low traffic strategies

Chair: Chris Martin, Co-Founder + Director of Urban Strategy, Urban Movement

Rob Pymm, Commercial Director, First West of England 

Pam Turton, Assistant Director, Transport, Regeneration Directorate, Portsmouth City Council

Sam Neal, Consultant Project Manager, Highways, Haringey Council

Nick Ayland, Director, ITP

Stephen Edwards, Director of Policy and Communications, Living Streets


Networking and social time

Organised by:

Landor LINKS Local Transport Today

Delegate & Logistics Enquiries: I 020 7091 7865
Sponsorship & Exhibiting Enquiries: I 020 7091 7861

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The 2020 programme will include the latest thinking + case studies: 

"Physical activity is not currently being prioritised in government policymaking, particularly with regard to low spending on active travel. Increase the cross-departmental government budget for active travel to £20 per head"

British Medical Association


Considering recent public health guidance, we're going virtual! No travel, no hotels, just excellent expert talks, knowledge-sharing and networking, and lots of interactive sessions....


Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for poor health, and zero carbon policies are urgently needed to combat climate change. The solution? Healthy, active and sustainable travel options.

The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit brings together central and local government decision-makers to focus on practical best practice between the public health, transport planning and urban development sectors. 

The 4th Annual Public Health + Sustainable Transport Summit

Why attend?


Prevention rather than cure is now government’s public health priority, and policy makers and planners can make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and better public transport schemes. 

Physical activity can make huge positive inputs to a range of health and inequality challenges, and the UK government has promised cross-departmental action to increase population activity levels.


With more than 60% of councils declaring a Climate Emergency, boosting decarbonisation and resilience have become anchors of community concern, and are ideally placed to be the drivers of a transition to active and low carbon solutions.

The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summitis all about how local authorities, practitioners and innovators are delivering real-world benefits for citizens, today and tomorrow.

What's new for 2020?

Boosting active and sustainable travel is a clear winner in the current drive to deliver much-needed social and environmental benefits across the population. A key focus will be emerging new opportunities around integrated and collaborative planning, coming forward in the National Planning Policy Framework, The Department for Transport’s updated appraisal guidance, the National Infrastructure Assessment and Public Health England’s vision.  

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Public Health + Sustainable Transport Summit 2020




20 October