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‘Planning For The Future’ Transport Forum February 27, 2009

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red_lights17 March 12pm – 2pm

Liverpool Chamber

Free

We have a few limited places available to attend Planning for the Future – a transport forum held jointly between the Chamber and Merseytravel which feeds into transport planning locally.

The theme of the session will be looking at transport in the recession and the role that the Multi Area Agreement will have in promoting connectivity.

There will be presentations by Jim Whelan, author of Transport Friendly Towns  and David Sayer, GVA director.

You can downlpad a copy of Transport Friendly Towns here. [PDF]

Transport is about connecting people and goods to places.  A comprehensive and high performing transport system is essential for sustained economic prosperity, productivity and sustainable economic growth.  Efficient transport can help to facilitate a competitive edge and reduce social exclusion.

To book your free place, email Esther Sumner

The efficiency of transport linkages affects the wider efficiency of the City Region, including:

(a)      access to employment training and other opportunities;

(b)     business viability and success – through for example, managing congestion, and creating accessible location relating to labour skills and access to markets).  This also includes business logistics, freight, and major priorities including access to the ports and Superport; and

(c)       helping housing markets in terms of accessibility and providing attractive sustainable locations.

In a globalised and highly competitive world with many cities making rapid progress to improve quality of life through policies that reduce car dependence, reduce traffic levels and improve accessibility and economic efficiency it is necessary to ensure that Liverpool is not left behind in this new policy environment.

To book your free place, email Esther Sumner

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