St Albans District transport – getting out of the jams by Professor Stephen Joseph

SustFest 2022 Look! St Albans to host Professor Stephen Joseph talk on “St Albans District transport – getting out of the jams” on Tuesday 17th May 2022

Look! St Albans as part of SustFest2022 is delighted to host this talk by Professor Stephen Joseph on this most pressing subject for St Albans District. At the end of his presentation Stephen is willing to take questions.

This event will be via Zoom starting at 7pm 17th May finishing at 8.30pm.

Stephen describes his talk, “the traffic jams regularly seen across the St Albans district are not inevitable, and the district’s car dependence needs to be tackled anyway to reduce carbon emissions. Stephen will present some immediate ways forward that can start to reduce traffic across the district, based on projects elsewhere in Hertfordshire and other counties. He will also talk about links with planning policies, through his involvement with the Transport for New Homes project.”



Professor Stephen Joseph OBE, was executive director of Campaign for Better Transport from 1988 until recently. 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. He has been a contributor to Transport for New Homes, The Future of Transport Outside Cities, and Building Car Dependency.

He was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1996 for services to transport and the environment, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire in November 2010.

Please do book your place for Tuesday 17th May starting at 7pm as soon as possible to avoid disappointment via Eventbrite

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