7th May 2023: The lecture by Professor Marlon Boarnet at the CIPD Distinguished Professor Seminar on “Slow Streets and Dockless Travel: Using a Natural Experiment for Insight into the Role of Supportive Infrastructure on Non-Motorized Travel” was a breath of fresh air. Professor Boarnet, from the University of Southern California in the United States of America, discussed his knowledge and findings on the subject of how supportive infrastructure can be very helpful in fostering non-motorized travel. He emphasised the value of how dockless travel may supplement current public transportation networks and offer reasonably priced and environmentally friendly transportation options during his talk.
The audience found Professor Boarnet’s lecture particularly impressive because of his aptitude for making difficult ideas and facts understandable. He successfully illustrated the importance of supported infrastructure with eye-catching images and practical examples. He successfully communicated the idea that supportive infrastructure may help promote non-motorized transport and contribute to a more sustainable and liveable urban environment using interesting graphics and practical examples. His talk on “Slow Streets and Dockless Travel” was a thought-provoking and instructive session that emphasised the significance of a supportive infrastructure for non-motorized travel. He shared his knowledge and experience with us with great pleasure, and we look forward to hearing more from him in the future.