City Transport & Road Pricing Europe 2021: Meet the Speaker – Jussi Yli-Seppälä, City of Helsinki

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With only one day to go until City Transport & Road Pricing Conference Europe 2021, CiTTi meets speaker Jussi Yli-Seppälä, traffic engineer for the City of Helsinki’s urban environment division, who will discuss prioritising safety in Helsinki’s transport strategies.

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.

Jussi Yli-Seppälä, traffic engineer for the urban environment division, City of Helsinki

Name: Jussi Yli-Seppälä

Job role: Traffic Engineer

Organisation: City of Helsinki

What is the best thing about your job?
In my work, I can influence the fact that it is safe for people to move in Helsinki. I can plan measures so that no one is killed or injured in Helsinki’s traffic.

What is the biggest challenge facing those with responsibility for congestion and traffic management in urban environments in 2021?
Due to the pandemic, the popularity of public transport has declined, so the number of private motoring may be increasing.

What’s your best piece of advice for those looking to implement congestion and traffic management solutions?
You have to invest in walking, cycling and public transport attractiveness.

Does legislation help or hinder development in the sector?
Legislation has many implications for transportation planning, both positive and negative.

How will the business of traffic management have changed by 2030?
Climate change will have an even greater impact on transport planning and vehicle technology is likely to have changed significantly. I believe that the attractive living environment in cities and the preference for sustainable traffic will be further emphasised.

Why are you looking forward to speaking at City Transport & Road Pricing Europe 2021?
It will be great to hear the views of professionals about what has been done in Helsinki and what is being done elsewhere.

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.

For partnership enquiries, please contact Robert Gouge at robert.gouge@akabomedia.co.uk or by calling +44 (0) 20 8065 0465. For speaking opportunities, please contact Claudia Davidson at claudia.davidson@akabomedia.co.uk or by calling +44 (0) 20 8037 1777.

Meet some of our other speakers at City Transport & Road Pricing Conference Europe 2021… 

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