The theme for Mobility Camp 2022 was 'Backing Sustainable Transport.'
Transport remains the UK’s largest emitting sector for greenhouse gases, representing 27% of the UK’s annual Carbon Emissions. We need to change the mindset and the approach to both public and private transport to hit the country's net-zero priority – but how????
The 2022 Mobility Camp Unconference at the Engine Shed in Bristol was a great success!
A huge thank you to everyone who attended including our sponsors Neuron Mobility, Mott MacDonald, Transport Planning Society, University of Birmingham and TravelAi Ltd, our very very talented event illustrator Camille, as well as the volunteers and organising team!
The day provided interesting, inspiring and thought provoking conversations, actions and connections on how we can back sustaible transport.
Each session has been summarised below for your own perusal and there is also a gallery of photos from the day to view.
Mobility Camp will take place on Tuesday 26th September 2023 at Austin Court in Birmingham.
Austin Court is a 15 minute walk away from Birmingham New Street Station or an 11 minute bus or metro ride. It is also a 15 minute walk away from Snow Hill Station or a 6 minute bus ride.
The event will run from 9 am to 5 pm with an optional post event social at a nearby pub.
80 Cambridge St, Birmingham B1 2NP
Tickets are on sale now and the fee for attendance will be:
£5 for students, public sector workers, charities and community groups
£30 for private sector workers
Tickets include food and refreshments on the day.
We thought long and hard about a theme that would be challenging and topical and boiled it down to ‘change the narrative’.
We know the challenges transport faces - decarbonisation, the cost of living, and a fast-changing world are at the forefront of professional's minds. Many are willing to experiment with the more radical policy initiatives needed, such as 15 minute neighbourhoods, traffic filters, and other forms of restraint on car travel.
However, these initiatives have provoked a furious and sometimes conspiratorial backlash among some members of the public. The time for radical change is now, so what can we do as professionals to take the public with us on this journey, and win their trust? Can we change the perception of solutions, and who does it? Or are there some people you just can't reach, and if so what do we do about that? At Mobility Camp 2023, we will explore ideas and action on how to change the narrative for transport.