Whilst people living in densely populated city centres have reduced car ownership and the distance they drive, those living in suburbs, rural and peri-urban areas still represent a high proportion of the population. Their access to public transport is much more limited, and their life-styles are car-based. This session will look at the measures required to enable convenient, connected, multi-modal journeys outside the urban core.
Beate Kubitz is a transport consultant with experience in future mobility and the role it plays in carbon reduction through research, innovation and policy development. She has contributed research and analysis on bike share, car clubs, the transition to electric vehicles and mobility hubs for UK Authorities and operators, as well as being involved in policy development for several organisations including the Open Data Institute, the British Standards Institution and UK100.Her experience includes editing the Annual Survey of Mobility as a Service (for Landor Links) and contributing to the Smart Transport Journal. In 2020 she was awarded a fellowship by the Foundation for Integrated transport to develop research into the impact of rural and periurban mobility on city centre traffic. Her research has focused on the potential for flexible and shared services and better active travel infrastructure to bridge the transport gap for people who live in less dense areas.