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A car-free vision for Portsmouth

A car-free vision for the City is being presented at the University of Portsmouth tomorrow (6 June).

‘Traffic Removal for Transforming City Centres’ is a joint event between the University and Traffic Removal UK.

The free event is open to the public and is led by Professor
Djamila Ouelhadj
, Director of the Intelligent Transport Research Cluster.
It is an opportunity to hear how traffic removal tools can be used to deliver
liveable cities free of traffic.

It will feature speakers from across the south of England,

– Steve Melia and Ian Shergold from the University of the
West of England;

– Richard Pearson from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

– Megan Streb from Sustrans;

– Randall Ghent from Act TravelWise.

They will be discussing issues such as the evidence behind
traffic removal, the politics of pedestrianisation, the transformation of our
city centres and the benefits to local businesses following pedestrian

Professor Djamila Ouelhadj said: “It is my ambition to work
with Portsmouth City Council and colleagues in the Intelligent Transport
Research Cluster to build liveable cities free of cars with much nicer and
greener public spaces in the heart of the city and better air quality.”

The event is from 2 to 5pm in the University’s Future
Technology Centre. To attend, please book your place at:

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