Northern Evidence Academic Forum brings experts together to discuss latest transport research

The third meeting of the Northern Evidence Academic Forum is taking place with experts discussing the latest transport research and how it could shape future plans for the region.

The forum, set up by Transport for the North, brings together the region’s policy and decision-makers with researchers, creating a space for sharing the latest data and considering how findings can inform connectivity projects.

At the next virtual meeting, taking place on Wednesday 18 August, speakers include:

  • Dr Tom Jarvis, Senior Evidence and Analysis Officer at Transport for the North
  • Harriet Larrington-Spencer, Healthy active cities researcher at University of Salford
  • Martin Lucas-Smith, Developer & Director at CycleStreets
  • Dr Caroline Mullen, Senior Research Fellow at University of Leeds
  • Dr Jesse Matheson, Senior Lecturer at University of Sheffield

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Low traffic and active neighbourhoods
  • Low-carbon mobility as inclusive mobility
  • The impact of Covid-19 and homeworking on economic recovery and inequality

Discussions and evidence presented at the forum will also be incorporated into TfN’s Northern Evidence Hub, an open and collaborative platform that hosts up-to-date evidence from a range of policy areas. The hub facilitates knowledge sharing across the region – ensuring that Northern policymakers can access robust evidence from a single location.

Click here to register for your free ticket for the Northern Evidence Academic Forum at 12pm on Wednesday 18 August on Microsoft Teams.


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