Street Talks return: Should cars be priced off London's roads?

Cyclist on Londons Cycle Superhighway alongside cars
21 December 2017

#StreetTalks is back for 2018. On the 23 January we’ll be discussing whether or not vehicles should be priced off London’s roads with a panel of leading experts. 

The free event will take place at The Gallery, Alan Baxter Associates in central London. Doors will open from 6:00pm. Attendees must register through Eventbrite and entry will be first come first serve on the night.

The event will be chaired by Robert Wright, Public Correspondent for the Financial Times, and will feature Gary Raccuja, who won the Wolfson Prize for Economics for his proposal ‘Paying for road use could be miles better’. Debating the issue alongside him will be Joe Irvin (Chief Executive of Living Streets), Natalie Chapman (Head of Policy for the Freight Transport Association and Deputy Chair of LCCI's Transport Committee), and London Assembly Member, Caroline Pidgeon MBE (Deputy Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee).

The panel will pay close attention to Gary Raccuja’s proposal to replace fuel and vehicle duties with a pay-per-mile charging scheme.

Audience members will, as always, get the chance to ask the panel questions and voice their opinions, with highlights of the discussion being shared via Twitter (@sustrans).

Matt Winfield, Sustrans Director for London said: 

“Should we be aiming for a car-free London? Is pricing cars off the road the right thing to be doing? With an air pollution crisis and competing pressures on London’s streets, these are the big questions our expert panel will be addressing.

“At Sustrans we enjoy being at the forefront of the real issues facing London. That’s why we run Street Talks, to discuss the big issues facing our streets and the way Londoners travel.” 

Register for the upcoming Street Talk: Should cars be priced off London's roads?

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