The 6th annual volunteer-run Mobility Camp “unconference” has taken place, with nearly a hundred people coming together to discuss, debate and tackle the subject of ‘Changing the Narrative in transport’.
The attendees, from backgrounds including transport planners, councillors, modellers, engineers, technologists and students came together for the event at the IET in Birmingham, which saw only the theme and rooms set up by the organisers, with the sessions suggested and decided upon by attendees on the day.
“The day kicked off with a fascinating panel that discussed closing the transport accessibility gap is both an individual and collective responsibility,” explained one of the organisers, James Gleave from Mobility Lab. “The delegates then participated in interactive sessions on changing the narrative in mobility, that identified stakeholder engagement, best practice, language, collaboration and knowledge sharing as key to the success of current and future transport initiatives, get the story right and the public join you on your journey.”
The Mobility Camp closed with every attendee making a pledge to make a difference
The event was organised by a team from leading organisations across the sector, which as well as TRL included TfGM, Active Travel England, PJA, Systra, Bath & North East Somerset Council and WSP.
(Picture – Stephen Lynn, TRL)