Join us on November 3-4, in the NEC in Birmingham at the Highways UK, the must attend for the highways and road infrastructure sector in the United Kingdom.
Road traffic is a significant root cause of CO2 emissions and air pollution. Without a new course, the transport sector is in danger of failing to meet legal limits set by the World Health Organization.
Many countries have committed to a substantial reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 and to become CO2 neutral by 2050. The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. A challenging undertaking! Urgent action is needed immediately to achieve this goal.
While long-term planning is key, technology can also help the gridlocked cities to improve traffic flow and achieve emissions quick wins.
In particular, innovative digital technologies now exist that can help city authorities, transport agencies, and highways agencies to sense traffic conditions in real time, allowing them to implement measures to reduce traffic demand – such as dynamically increasing tolls or congestion charges, or controlling or preventing access for polluting vehicles.