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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON FUTURE URBAN TRANSPORT
Problems & Solutions
Mars 28-31 2000
Göteborg, Sweden
FRIDAY MARCH 31 PM
Session 5
Critical issues for the future - needs and actions
Session moderator: Barry Sheerman, MP, UK
Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety

Transport and traffic systems which are environmentally sustainable and give individuals the freedom to move affordably and safely are essential. Combinations of planning measures, restrictions, benefits, technological development, information and education are means of influencing transport and traffic systems. Fresh opportunities arise and new knowledge will help to make innovative solutions possible. Robust strategies and action plans are needed.

This session will focus on the definition of problems and the identification of knowledge essential to successful cross-border collaboration for the development of new transport systems.

Topics

  • Critical systems and political issues.
  • Ethics in development.
  • Critical function and efficiency issues.
  • Critical energy and environmental issues.
  • Vital safety issues.
  • Critical issues of systems and players.
  • Cross-topic debate - overcoming barriers.
  • Urban transport, The European Dimension

Buffet lunch
buffet lunch at venue

Demonstrations & excursions
Real-time demo of Gothenburg city traffic
mgmt and info system.
Visit to the new Safety Center of Volvo
Car Corporation, which is to be
inaugurated during the conference.

Speakers
Prof. Phil Goodwin, University College London, UK
Dr. J. Fraser Mustard, The Founders' Network, Canada
Dr. Ian Johnston, Managing Director, ARRB Transport Research, Australia
Prof. Thomas P. Hughes, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Prof. Arne Kaijser, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Mr Olgierd Dziekonski, Vice Mayor Warszava
Mr Kevin Leydon, Head of Clean Urban Transport, DG TREN, EC Commission

Dinner
evening conference dinner with opportunity for action planning