Technological developments and disruptive business models will have a significant impact on how people and goods move around the UK over the coming decades. This project investigates the impact and consequences of these issues on how people and goods will be transported.
The project aims to:
share the latest scientific evidence with policy makers
use futures techniques to inform policy decision making
help policy makers deal with uncertainty around the future of transport
Emerging areas of focus have been:
the interaction between people, technology and data
new transport business models
alternate transport futures
From these, the project has taken a systems approach, looking across all modes within the transport system, and has explored:
impact of technological developments on transport modes
the key trends shaping user travel behaviour
how people and goods are moving around the system
different future scenarios for 2040
The implications of these areas for different geographies and groups have been examined, and we will be publishing the evidence base that has informed the project.
The project held a series of roundtable discussions with figures from across the transport industry.