Roads to ruin? Public transport, inequality and the way forward

Transport lies at the heart of our everyday experiences of urban living. In many cities, the high cost of public transport and its limited coverage drives some residents to be dependent on cars. This creates car-dominated environments that potentially undermine active travel. Many people struggling financially are further disadvantaged by the lack of affordable public transport, making it more difficult to access job opportunities, education, or healthcare and other services.

In this seminar, we ask how can cars, public transport, and active transport work together? Do current transport policies reduce, or increase inequalities in cities? We expect a lively debate from a range of perspectives about the options facing cities today, including transport poverty, healthy urbanism, and climate change.