Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Keynote Lecture: City Transport 'Movers and Shakers: Who Decides how we travel?'

On the 24 February the Architecture centre hosted a keynote lecture to support the launch of its most recent City ideas Studio residency: Transport. Guests gathered in the gallery beforehand to view and discuss the display, before heading upstairs to hear the talks and take part in the discussion.

James Durie of the West of England Initiative introduced the event and its two keynote speakers. Anne O'Driscoll, Director of North Bristol Suscom, spoke about how businesses and students are turning to more sustainable methods of travel. Jon usher, West of England Programme Manager at Sustrans, outlined the aims and the key initiatives in the recently published 'A Good transport plan for Bristol'. A lively debate ensued that raised questions with regards to the cost of travel in Bristol, obstacles on the road that effect buses and freight vehicles, a congestion charge (as part of a carrot and stick approach) as well as the subject of devolution.

It was a thoroughly engaging and informative event - a great way start the City Ideas Studio: Transport exhibition.

A video of the evenings talks will be available to view on the Architecture Centre’s website soon.

The City Ideas Studio: Transport residency is on until 10 April, open 11-5 Wednesday-Friday and 12-5 Saturday-Sunday. 

Visit our website to find out more about events happening soon.

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