Why attend?

Managing the movement and parking of vehicles is vital to ensuring the health and vitality of towns and cities. This means that parking and traffic management teams are an essential service.

The traffic and parking sector has played a central role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Towns and cities across the UK implemented an impressive range of emergency traffic and street-scene measures, including pop-up cycleways and wider pavements to make cycling and walking safer, while supporting the logistics sector in maintaining essential supplies and services were maintained

Traffic + Parking is a forum in which parking and traffic management professionals from both the public and private sectors can gather to discuss the operational issues that really matter to them, and also learn about the latest policy, legislative and technology developments from leaders in the field.

EK7-9cWXsAAuaSX.jpeg

Themes for discussion include...

  • Moving traffic regulation and enforcement

  • Parking payment policy and technology

  • Digitisation of parking services

  • The role of big and open data

  • Electric vehicle charging

  • Mobility hubs

  • Kerbside management

  • Road space reallocation schemes

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

  • Clean air schemes

  • School streets

  • Regulating pavement parking

  • Residential parking

  • Consultation and public engagement

  • Blue Badges and accessible parking

  • Cycle, e-bike and e-scooter parking

  • Road user charging and workplace parking levies

  • The taxation of parking

 
Delegates

Who you will meet

  • Local authority parking managers

  • Private sector parking contractors

  • Traffic managers

  • Road safety specialists

  • Motoring organisations

  • Logistics and delivery organisations

  • Car club operators

  • Transport consultants

  • Debt recovery agents

  • Uniform suppliers

  • Parking equipment and technology suppliers

  • Payment processing specialists

  • IT companies

  • App developers

  • Technologists

  • Town centre managers

  • Urban regeneration experts

  • Signs and lines specialists

 

Conference programme

Please note that the agenda is currently being programmed. Updates to follow.

09.00

Lobby

Registration opens, and Tea & Coffee served in the Pioneer Room

09.45

The Pendulum Suite

Traffic + Parking 2021

The pandemic encouraged an openness to new ways of working and shopping. Politicians, planners, businesses and the public are receptive to an acceleration in the adoption of electric motoring, clean air schemes, the smarter use of data, active travel and the adoption of shared and micro-mobility services. Is revolution the new normal?

Welcome: Mike Marrs, President, British Parking Association

What’s on the road ahead?

Keynote: A cleaner route to recovery

The traffic and parking sector will be playing a key role in delivering both economic recovery and addressing concerns around issues such as air pollution, congestion, encouraging active travel and decarbonising transport. Measures such as Clean Air Zones, new moving traffic regulations, rolling out electric vehicle infrastructure and reorganising urban roadspace are creating better, vibrant and healthier towns and cities.

Nick Ruxton-Boyle, Director of Environment, Marston Holdings

Engagement, education and enforcement

Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London (PATROL) is encouraging local authorities to engage with the public in order to increase understanding and compliance with parking, moving traffic and clean air regulations.

Laura Padden, Director, PATROL

Ensuring access for all: Beating the Blue Badge cheats

Blue Badge parking permits enable disabled people to park nearer to where they are going. However,

fraud and misuse of permits are an on-going threat to the scheme’s integrity. This presentation will

make the case for taking a proactive approach to detecting and prosecuting Blue Badge fraudsters.

Paul Slowey, Director, BBFi Public Sector Investigations

11.00

The Pioneer Room

Morning break

Tea & coffee - Networking with the exhibitors

11.30

The Pendulum Suite

Payment trends

 

The Traffic + Parking session on payment trends is one of the most popular forums for sharing and

discussing the latest systems and services. This year we will be taking a deep-dive into the worlds of multi-vendor and cross-boundary parking transactions.

Chair: Chris Newman, UK Regional Director, Conduent Transportation

National Parking PlatformKeith Williams, Parking Matters

 

The local authority perspective – Danny Holden, Off-Street Car Parks Project Manager, Manchester City Council

 

The payment provider perspective – Andy Stott, Sales Director, RingGo

 

Digitising Blue Badge parkingRebecca Maisey, Client Director, PayByPhone

 

Virtual parking permits and emissions-based charging - Dave Herbert, Chief Executive Officer, ZatPark

 

Debate: Are multi-vendor and cross-boundary systems the future of parking?

Multi-vendor is an approach that allows local authorities and commercial car park operators to accept cashless transactions via more than one service provider. Local authorities have launched multi-vendor schemes and government-backed initiatives are developing open parking protocols.

 

There is a parallel debate emerging around simplifying payment options in what is a potentially fragmented electric vehicle charging ecosystem. There is also an emerging need to find ways of recognising people and vehicles that have permission to exercise parking and driving rights across local authority boundaries, including Blue Badge permits.

Moderator: Chris Newman, UK Regional Director, Conduent Transportation

 

The panel includes:

  • Adam Dolphin, Sales Director, PayByPhone UK

  • Dave Herbert, Chief Executive Officer, ZatPark

  • Danny Holden, Off-Street Car Parks Project Manager, Manchester City Council

  • Tim Pryor, Co-Founder and Director, 33100

  • Andy Stott, Sales Director, RingGo

  • Keith Williams, Parking Matters

Cotton Theatre

Can we create streets for all?

 

The pandemic saw the implementation of a wide range of roadspace, kerbside and pavement reallocation measures in urban centres and residential to assist social distancing and encourage walking and cycling.

Chair: Anjna Patel MBE, Principal Officer Parking and Safer and Sustainable Travel Team, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council 

 

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Behavioural change and lessons learned

Vehicular traffic inhibits local communities from using or enjoying their streets. LTNs can redefine streets as places for people, encouraging connectivity by removing traffic and providing infrastructure for sustainable travel modes. But their success relies on a combination of good design, engagement and consultation.

Chris Harrison, Technical Director, Project Centre

Ditigising kerbside management

The economies of city centres depend on freight and service vehicles being able to make deliveries punctually. Dynamic kerbside management can reduce congestion, improve air quality and enable businesses and communities to receive goods and services more efficiently by allowing drivers to book suitable and safe places to deliver in advance.

Neil Herron, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grid Smarter Cities

From parklets to mobility hubs

Mobility hubs bring together bike-share, walking and cycling provision, shared transport and community space. They offer massive potential for outdoor seating and greenery, real-time journey planning information, cafés, fitness areas and package collection points. 

Habib Khan, Director, Meristem Design

13.00

The Pioneer Room

Lunch served

Lunch and networking with the exhibitors

14.00

The Pendulum Suite

Welcome back: Keith Hanshaw, Managing Director, Project Centre & Client Services Director, Marston Holdings 

 

Who parks there? Using personas to understand driver behaviour

While we talk about car parking, in fact it is people who park cars. It is drivers rather than vehicles who are the customers and, sometimes, the offenders.

 

Remembering humans are users of roads and streets means that parking services need to be built, managed and publicised with the aim making them understandable to people who will perceive the world in a way that traffic engineers and parking managers may not have considered. Parking providers can create better parking services by looking at:

 

  • How to establish what different user groups need from parking providers

  • How to make car park users feel like customers

  • The reasons some drivers avoid using digital services

  • Understanding why drivers avoid paying for parking or penalties

  • How to encourage better compliance and repeat business.

 

This interactive session will see a range of experts explore: how engagement and consultation can improve public services; the value of undertaking market research; and the use of personas and scenarios to develop and refine service provision.

Session leader: Andrew Potter, Director, Parking Perspectives

 

Panellists 

  • Jess Lloyd, Principal Engagement Consultant, Project Centre

  • Jade Neville, Vice-President BPA and Head of User Experience, Conduent Transportation 

  • Paul Slowey, Director, BBFi Fraud Investigations

  • Mike Marrs, Business Development Director, Marston Holdings

15:00

The Pendulum Suite

Enforcement trends: Harnessing camera and sensor technology

 

Camera and sensor systems are now vital elements of traffic and parking management schemes. This session will address the issues around the implementation and enforcement of traffic and parking regulations, bus lanes, School Streets, air quality schemes and noise pollution.

Chair: Graham Storrie, Regional Director (North England and Scotland), Project Centre

Innovative uses of camera systems

ANPR camera technology can be harnessed to monitor and enforce a wide range of traffic and parking needs. Static and vehicle-mounted cameras can be used for: School Street enforcement; persistent-evader detection; and the identification of vehicles that damage street assets. Derby City Council has also started engaging with the public over its plans to adopt moving traffic regulation powers under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act.

Rob Shoebridge, Group Manager, Traffic and Transportation, Derby City Council

Using acoustic cameras to tackle anti-social behaviour vehicle driving

How cameras linked to acoustic sensors are being identify and enforce against a range of noisy vehicles under a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

Tim Davis, Head of Environmental Health and CREST - Interim, and Philip Richardson, Area Senior Officer, Noise and Nuisance Team, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Harnessing unattended CCTV technology for cleaner air and road safety compliance

Helpful advice on the selection, installation and operation of the appropriate camera technologies.

Stuart Scott, Strategic Account Director, Videalert

Cotton Theatre

The next steps in the evolution of EV charging

 

Traffic and parking teams have been the forefront of delivering electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and services at the kerbside and in public car parks. However, after many years of chargepoint installations being supported by grant funding, there is a growing commercialisation of EV charging provision, with petrochemical and energy providers acquiring and expanding several networks.

 

This session will look at issues such as:

 

  • Planning, implementing and funding EV charging networks

  • Upgrading and maintaining legacy chargepoints

  • Ensuring rural areas are not left behind

  • The pros and cons of kerbside charging 

  • The car park as mobility hub

  • The enforcement of EV bays

  • The development of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems

Chair: Tina Glover, Principal Engineer, Project Centre

 

Helping communities plug-in to EVs

Local authorities are in the forefront of providing electric vehicle infrastructure. Coventry City Council will discuss developing its range of public EV charging services. Shamala will also update us on the work of a new Transport Technology Forum (TTF) working group that helps local councils tackle the challenges around delivering charging networks for the anticipated growth in uptake of EVs.

Shamala Evans-Gadgil, Senior Programme Manager, Coventry City Council

 

Providing public EV charging infrastructure

This presentation will set out the key questions parking teams need to ask when deciding how to roll-out future EV provision. 

Kieran Taylor, EV Consultant Lead, Project Centre

Getting your parking operation EV ready

A look at how local authorities can work with specialist charging networks such as GeniePoint to create a supported public EV charging service that can evolve as demand changes.

Simon Kendrew, Marketing Director - EV Solutions, EQUANS

 

16:30

The bar

Networking

Drinks with the exhibitors

*Published programme is subject to change

Speaker biographies

Please note that the agenda is currently being programmed. Updates to follow.

Payment trends

 

The annual Traffic + Parking session on payment trends is one of the most popular forums for sharing and discussing the latest systems and services.  

 

Multi-vendor, cross-boundary and open parking systems - the future of parking?

This year the event will be taking a deep-dive into the worlds of multi-vendor and cross-boundary parking transactions. Multi-vendor is an approach that allows local authorities and commercial car park operators to accept cashless transactions via more than one service provider.

 

There is also an emerging need to recognise people and vehicles that have permission to exercise parking and driving rights across local authority boundaries, including Blue Badge permits, delivery vehicles and so on.

 

Multi-vendor and cross-boundary approaches offer a number of potential advantages for operators and drivers, but also presents some challenges, regarding how open a service could be and managing the exchange of data and transfer of payments.

 

Speakers include:

 

  • Multi-vendor parking approaches

  • Open platforms

  • The National Parking Platform

  • The exchange of data between different payment and permit platforms

  • Multi-vendor solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging

Chair: Dean Fennell-Connell, Conduent Transportation

National Parking Platform

Keith Williams, Parking Matters (Invited)

The payment provider perspective

Andy Stott, Sales Director, RingGo 

Digitising Blue Badge parking

PayByPhone

Virtual parking permits and emissions-based charging

Dave Herbert, chief executive, ZatPark

(More speakers to follow)

Screenshot 2021-11-13 at 11.07.42.png

Mark Moran

Event Programmer

& Editor, Parking Review

Mark Moran is the editor of Parking Review magazine and programmer of Traffic + Parking.

Mark has been the editor of Parking Review magazine since its launch in 1989. Besides the magazine, he launched and organises the annual British Parking Awards and a number of of other regular events.

In parallel to writing about traffic and parking, Mark is also a contributing editor to LTT, curates the Transports Responds bulletin and launched Evolution, a new digital magazine covering the emerging worlds of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and shared mobility.

 

Screenshot 2021-11-13 at 16.01.41.png

Paul Slowey

Director,

BBFi Public Sector Investigations

Paul will be speaking in the opening session about how to detect and deter Blue Badge fraud, and he will be part of the People & Parking panel

 

andy-stott_.jpg

Andy Stott

Sales Director,

RingGo

Andy will be speaking on the theme of multiple-vendor parking in the Payment trends session.

 

PayByPhoneAdamDolphin copy.jpg

Adam Dolphin

Sales Director 

PayByPhone

Adam will be part of the expert panel discussing the development of multi-vendor parking payment.

 

325_Anjna_Patel_1st_choice.jpg

Anjna Patel MBE

Principal Officer Parking and Safer and Sustainable Travel,

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Anjna will be chairing the session Can we create streets for all?

 

Screenshot 2021-11-13 at 16.25.44.png

Keith Hanshaw

Managing Director of Project Centre & Client Services Director, Marston Holdings

Keith will be opening the afternoon People and Parking session.

 

JP8_8709 copy.jpg

Jade Neville

Head of User Experience, Conduent Transportation

& Vice-President, BPA

Jade will be taking part in the People and Parking panel exploring driver behaviour.

 

61802-l.jpg

Andrew Potter

Director,

Parking Perspectives

Andrew will be leading the People and Parking panel exploring driver behaviour.

72131-l.jpg

Stuart Scott

Strategic Account Director, Videalert

Stuart will be discussing how to harness the capability of ANPR and camera systems in the Enforcement trends session.

 

Mike_Marrs_edited.jpg

Mike Marrs

Business Development Director, Marston Holdings,

& President of the British Parking Association

Mike will introduce the day and take part in the People and Parking panel exploring driver behaviour.

 

Rg-8uyMH_400x400.jpg

Simon Kendrew

Marketing Director - EV Solutions, EQUANS

Simon will be speaking in the session on electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Screenshot 2021-11-13 at 16.05.53.png

Chris Newman

UK Regional Director,

Conduent Transportation

Chris will be chairing the Payment trends session.

 

2815-2392 copy.jpeg

Dave Herbert

Chief Executive Officer,

ZatPark

David will be discussing virtual parking permits and emissions-based charging.

 

62774-l.jpg

Chris Harrison

Technical Director,

Project Centre

Chris will be discussion issues such as the design and delivery of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.

 

Grid Founder Neil Herron.jpg

Neil Herron

Chief Executive Officer,

Grid Smarter Cities

Neil will be discussing how to ditigalise management of the kerbside to make deliveries work better for towns and cities.

 

im-TP2019_Speaker_21-8718.png

Robert Shoebridge

Group Manager, Traffic and Transportation,

Derby City Council

Robert will be discussing innovative uses of camera technology and data in the Enforcement trends session.

 

T_Pryor copy.jpg

Tim Pryor

Co-Founder and Director,

33100

Tim will be part of the expert panel discussion multi-vendor approaches to parking payments.

Organised by:

LL_LIVE_WhiteonBlack-2500.png

Presented by:

EVolution_logo_new.png
Parking Review

Sponsored by:

Project-Centre-Blue-Marston-Small.png
Traffic-and-Parking-2022-2000.png

Local Authority attendees register free

THE WORLD OF STREET AND KERBSIDE MANAGEMENT