Low-emission mobility is a priority for cities and towns across the globe.

While our road networks are the backbone of our economies and communities, they need to be designed, built and maintained in a way that is sustainable and supports the UK’s journey to net zero emissions.

The role of digital techniques and data in supporting owner operators, including local authorities, to achieve this, will be explored in a panel session at the 2021 Strictly Highways (virtual) conference on 6th and 7th October entitled ‘A joined-up approach to achieving net zero’ to take place between 3:15pm and 4:15pm on day 1 (6th October).

The panel session, hosted by Gaist, will feature our Chief Revenue Officer, Andrew Loveless, alongside Debbie Cavanagh UK Sales Manager at Safecote and Richard Stacey, the Winter Service Manager at Hertfordshire County Council and Chair of the National Winter Service Research Group.

It will examine how rich, trusted data about the road and roadside infrastructure is a critical tool for operators seeking to ‘de-carbonise’ their networks and ensure resilient, sustainable and high-performing assets.

It will explore the role of digital techniques and the exploitation of data in providing asset owners with visibility into their networks, supporting their decision making and interventions and facilitating an effective response to electric vehicles and the infrastructure it depends on.

In addition to hosting the panel session, Gaist is a main sponsor at the two-day event, whose theme this year is “Delivering practical solutions to help councils achieve net zero.” The event, which has been re-configured to engage and involve a virtual audience, has traditionally attracted a huge crowd from across the transport infrastructure, asset management, local council, geospatial and mapping fields.

Around 230 councils have declared a “climate emergency” and say they want to work with partners as government to support and surpass the UK’s net zero 2050 target.

RAC figures show that road transport – passenger cars particularly – is the most significant source of emissions in the transport sector. It accounted for around 90 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.

We look forward to (virtually) seeing you there!

Sign up for the event here

Visit our virtual stand here

View the agenda here