FIT News

May 3, 2022

First in a new series of FIT webinars

Foundation for Integrated Transport

Gothenburg

Webinar on Transport Appraisal and Carbon

FIT held a well-attended and informative webinar last Wednesday, 27 April, on the topic of Transport Appraisal and Carbon. This was the first in a new series of webinars showcasing the work funded by FIT. The webinar included presentations from FIT’s senior Fellows, Professor Phil Goodwin and Professor John Whitelegg, and a panel discussion including Professor Jillian Anable and Chris Moores from TfL, chaired by FIT Trustee Roger French.

The current system of transport appraisal has been described as not fit for purpose, with many weak, incorrect or outdated assumptions. The climate crisis has brought the failings of the current approach to carbon in particular into sharp focus. The tension between the government’s transport decarbonisation strategy on the one hand and their continued funding of expensive and controversial road schemes on the other, suggests the need for an urgent rethink of the appraisal approach. This webinar discussed the issues with the current system and how best to reform it.

About the Speakers, Panellists and Chair

Phil Goodwin is Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy at UCL and UWE, and FIT Senior Fellow 2020-2022

John Whitelegg is Visiting Professor, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University and an Associate of the German transport research organisation Zentrum fuer Mobilitätskultur in Kassel in Germany

Jillian Anable is Professor of Transport and Energy at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Chris Moores is Head of Investment Delivery Planning – Benefits Management, Transport for London

Roger French has been a Trustee of the Foundation for Integrated Transport since 2015. 

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