With only days to go until City Transport & Road Pricing Conference Europe 2021, CiTTi meets speaker Clemens Beckman, CEO of Greenplan, who will discuss optimising last-mile deliveries for increased efficiency and sustainability.
Taking place on 11-12 May 2021 via virtual conferencing platform Swapcard, City Transport & Road Pricing Conference Europe 2021 will explore the latest developments and technologies shaping urban transportation via four key content themes: road pricing and tolling; emissions and sustainability; congestion and traffic management; and transportation infrastructure.
This two-day online event will see over 20 expert speakers highlight the latest road pricing and tolling projects, discuss intelligent transport infrastructures and present urban mobility schemes being implemented in major towns and cities across Europe, from Ljubljana and Oslo to Brussels and Lahti.
Name: Clemens Beckmann
Job Role: CEO
What is the best thing about your job?
At Greenplan I enjoy most that we are creating something new and great.
What is the biggest challenge facing those with responsibility for developing sustainable urban mobility solutions in 2021?
Concepts for sustainable urban mobility exist and there are even more than one would expect. At first, enthusiasm is often quite high. But then the challenge of realisation gets real. Often there is no clear plan about roles and responsibilities.
What’s your best piece of advice for those looking to implement sustainable urban mobility solutions?
Start with clear targets and steps, which can be realised. Complex combinations involving too many stakeholders will probably not work and thus are not the best choice.
Does legislation help or hinder development in the sector?
There is no clear answer to this question. City authorities should take a clear responsibility to provide a framework containing transparent goals. At some point, they even have the power to change the rules (e.g. tolls).
What will sustainable urban mobility look like in 2030?
In progressive cities the air will be clean. We will see more people benefitting from shared mobility concepts. Surely, e-mobility will have reached a certain marketing market penetration.
Why are you looking forward to speaking at City Transport & Road Pricing Europe 2021?
I am looking forward to be part of the conference to discuss the latest trends in urban mobility and intelligent transportation. I am curious about industry insights and solutions to master the complex challenges the logistics space faces within the next few years. Of course, I hope to contribute to this fruitful exchange with our perspective on smart tour planning. Greenplan is convinced that deliveries need to become more efficient and more sustainable to support greener urban mobility.
At the conference you’ll also be able to hear from Continental, Transport & Environment, Greenplan, the cities of Stuttgart and Oslo, the European Green Capital 2021 project… and more! You can view the full agenda here. All times are shown in CET (GMT+1). All sessions will be available after the conference on-demand.
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Meet some of our other speakers at City Transport & Road Pricing Conference Europe 2021…
- Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva
- Matej Kranjc, DARS
- Diogo Pinto, FIA Region
- Paal Mork, Oslo Commune
- François Bausch, Luxembourg government
- James Nix, Transport and Environment
- Thomas Lymes, Eurocities
- Milla Bruneau, Lahti – European Green Capital 2021 project
- Karin Fest, ÖBB-Personenverkehr
- Jill Warren, European Cyclists’ Federation