Charity Collaborative Mobility UK will host the day of talks, bringing together experts from across the country.
Registration is open for this year’s national Shared Transport Conference which will explore the role of schemes like car clubs and bike hire on Scotland’s journey to net zero.
The conference, organised by Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK), will hear from the Scottish Government’s Active Travel Minister Patrick Harvie, as well as a range of different shared mobility scheme operators.
It will bring together politicians, transport officials and academics and operators to explore ways in which shared transport schemes and a wider behavioural change can save people money and help governments meet climate change targets.
CoMoUK’s Scotland director Rachael Murphy will chair a discussion on Scotland, shared transport, and net zero.
She will be joined at the session by Transport Scotland sustainable travel team lead Lily Green, Anna Herriman, senior partnership manager at SEStran, and a range of shared transport operators.
Separately, the conference will hear from Sustrans deputy chief executive John Lauder, who is on secondment to Scotland’s Railway, for a discussion about what shared transport and rail can do for each other.
Rachael Murphy, Scotland director of CoMoUK, said: “Our annual Shared Transport Conference brings together speakers from across Scotland and the UK, including transport experts, operators, and politicians.
“These two days of sessions will explore developments in shared transport and how it interacts with decarbonisation and climate change goals, the economy, and inequalities.
“The session on Scotland will explore the role of shared transport on Scotland’s journey to net zero.
“This is an opportunity to come together to hear from speakers and discuss the pivotal role shared transport will play in a more sustainable future.”
The Shared Transport Conference 2022, which is free to attend, will take place online on Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8, and registration details can be found at https://www.como.org.uk/conference/conference-2022.