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Mind the gap: delivering inclusive outcomes through transport systems and infrastructure, Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 09 May 2019
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Mind the gap: delivering inclusive outcomes through transport systems and infrastructure, Webinar

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Transport, by its very definition, is a vital enabler for social, economic and democratic inclusion; transport systems bring people together, connect them to employment, ensure access to community resources, and support participation in public life. But, those self-same systems often fail to provide the mobility to which they aspire or for which they are designed, excluding many of those most in need, including people who are disabled and older people.

In response, a range of policy levers, design standards, practical processes, and project tools have been developed to address how transport systems, services and infrastructure are designed.

This webinar explores the policy landscape, sets out some of those responses, and considers how they have been and can be used to deliver inclusive outcomes through transport systems and infrastructure. In particular, it draws on a number of projects to highlight how infrastructure and engineering must be seen as part of a more holistic approach to inclusion within transport, and that delivering inclusive outcomes is also about and information, staff and vehicles and is about more than bricks and mortar.

You will see a link in the confirmation email you receive when you have booked your place To join the webinar please click on the link.

Please click on the link 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to check your AV equipment is working OK.

You will not need a microphone as all attendees are muted. There is a 'Chat' box for Q&As in the bottom right hand corner of the screen where you can type your questions to the presenter.


James Beard

James Beard

James is a Technical Specialist in Social development and inclusion within Mott MacDonald’s Integrated Transport business. He has more than a decade’s experience in policy analysis and social research on a wide range of transport issues, with specialist knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges in transport and infrastructure projects.

He has a wealth of experience in inclusion policy and strategic analysis, evaluation, appraisal and impact assessment, and stakeholder engagement, management and consultation. He has experience of working with people who are disabled and their representatives, transport sector stakeholders, operators and executive agencies in the UK and overseas.

In recent years’ James has specialised in advising clients on EDI issues across a range of public transport and transport infrastructure projects. This has included developing training guidelines on disability awareness for bus and coach drivers for the UK Department for Transport; developing an accessibility performance standard and maturity matrix for the British rail sector; developing a new Accessibility Strategy and an equality and diversity and inclusion tool (EDIT) to support Highways England meet their requirements under the Public Sector Equality Duty; and providing advice on the equality impacts of the proposed High Speed Two rail line and the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

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United Kingdom

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Felicity White

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