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Travel in the Twenty-First Century: Reconsidering appraisal and forecasting methodologies, Manchester

23 March, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Times are changing, and so is the way we travel.
Times are changing, and so is the way we travel.

About this event

All these changes are pointing up the shortcomings of the standard methodologies for forecasting travel demand and appraising investments. Travel time savings are not a good measure of the enhancement of economic activity that can arise from improved access.

Changes in land use can no longer be disregarded when estimating the economic benefits of new transport investment. Fresh thinking is needed in which transport planners could take the initiative.

Free entry for TPS members; £5 for non-members - payable in cash on the door.


Dr David Metz
Honorary Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London.

Formerly Chief Scientist, Department for Transport, author of 'Peak Car – the future of travel' (Landor LINKS 2014).

Registration and arrival

The TPS require that all attendees register for the event in advance (places are limited).

Please register online for the event through the ICE event link.

Please report to TfGM Reception prior to the start of the event, where you will be issued with a name badge.


If you are unable to book yourself on this event please contact Pauline Arundel on or 020 7665 2236.

For any special accessibility requirements or further details regarding the event, please contact:

Emily Hirst
t: 0161 244 1235.

Event materials

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