About the talk:
“Current transport policy doesn’t work for Lewes or many other places like it. The Southern rail franchise is a mess, buses are being cut back, the Government wants to widen the A27 but without any idea of what will happen to traffic and communities around it, and meanwhile car-based development is being allowed which forces people to drive and makes walking and cycling difficult. Stephen will describe ways out of this and suggest examples that Lewes might follow to get better transport”
About the speaker:
Stephen Joseph has been executive director of Campaign for Better Transport since 1988. His wide-ranging expertise and contacts have helped to make the organisation the country’s leading transport NGO.
The last 20-plus years have had many highlights for Stephen, including persuading the Treasury to cut the road-building programme in the 1990s, campaigning for increased rail investment and new/ reopened lines and stations, and highlighting the importance of buses and the impact of cuts in bus services.
Stephen was a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport from 1999-2005, having been one of the panel of external advisers on the Transport White Paper 1997-8, and was a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA) during its inquiry on transport and the economy. He was also on the steering group for the Government’s road user charging feasibility study 2003-4. More recently he has been a member of challenge panels or advisory groups for Government plans on high-speed rail, eco-towns, transport appraisal and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The Elephant And Castle
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