Published on March 19, 2014
Inaugural Lecture Professor Greg Marsden 18 March 2014
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Georgios Kollidas ‐Shutterstock.com
testing‐Shutterstock.com 89% of lost time is in urban areas – The Eddington Review
‘New’ Challenges: Climate Change Source: Network Rail Transport contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions ‐ IEA
15 of our largest urban areas will not meet safe air quality standards by 2020
Road fatalities are still the leading cause of death for 5‐19 year olds
28.5% of the UK population do not get 30 minutes moderate exercise PER WEEK!!!
A characterization of Problem ImportanceImportance Time 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010‐> Economy & Congestion Air quality Climate Mitigation Resilience Safety
The same kind of thinking... How we think about demand Infrastructure as main solution Technological Optimism
The demand for travel
Investment for growth
A New Realism 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 1999 congestion Reference Case 2031 Infrastructure schemes only 2031 Infrastructure schemes & road user charges 2031 Infrastructure schemes, road user charges & behavioural change 2031 Wastedvehiclehoursperyear(000,000s)
Or more of the same? Image Courtesy of Professor Phil Goodwin
The Role of the State
Image from Johnson et al., 2012 Not connected directly but.... RAC Foundation (2012)
Source: Phil Goodwin
Seasons 0 50 100 150 200 250 January February March April May June July August September October November December Median daily total count of cyclists Source: Sustrans
Simon Shepherd. Professor of Transport Modelling ... Greg Marsden. Professor of Transport ... The Future of Transport Policy: Was Einstein Right?
European Commission - EU transport policies aim to foster clean, ... Transport - European Commission. ... Future of transport; Passenger rights;
European Commission; Policies; ... Foreign policies, Humanitarian aid, Human rights, ... Future of Europe, Treaty of Lisbon. Transport and travel.
From designing the best transportation systems ... autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport systems in the future, ... Experiment Tests Einstein's ...
Albert Einstein and the Fabric of Time. ... and future is only an illusion, ... but we just haven't learned yet to hear the story right.
Time travel to the future. ... to the possibility of time travel to the future. "Right in the ... of light transports you to the future.
Einstein realised that matter ... the possibility of time travel to the future. "Right in the ... of light transports you to the future.
According to Einstein, time was more like a river, ... Since we see no tourists from the future, ergo: time travel is not possible. ... ALL RIGHTS RESERVED