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The 2021 conference took place online for a second year. We had sessions at the cutting edge of bike, car, e-scooter, lift share and DDRT as it interacts with the need for a green recovery; decarbonisation; the built environment and health.

We delved into all the shared modes and sustainable transport more broadly after the extraordinary impacts of Covid-19 and in the year that the UK hosts COP26.

Thank you very much to all who signed up and attended; we were thrilled so many people were able to take part and connect.

A final thank you to all our generous sponsors who helped make this year's conference possible. We couldn't have done it without your support.


Session 1: Keynote & Challenge accepted: decarbonisation and shared transport

Keynote: Trudy Harrison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport

Challenge accepted: decarbonisation and shared transport

A conversation between industry experts.

Chair: Richard Dilks, Chief Executive, CoMoUK


  • David Carnero, International BD, Padam Mobility
  • Clare Linton, Policy and Research Advisor, Urban Transport Group
  • Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance, University of Leeds
  • Lars Ove Kvalbein, Sustainable Mobility Advisory, City of Bergen, Norway

Session 2: Build it and they won’t drive: Spatial planning and sustainable travel

Presentations with Q&A and polls.

Chair: Georgia Yexley, General Manager UKI, Tier


  • Anthony Downs, Estate Director, Gascoyne Estates
  • James Cox, Development Manager, Town
  • Helen Forman, Urban Design Manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Alan Simpson, Senior Planner, Aberdeen City Council
  • Robert Schopen, Partnerships Manager, Co Wheels

Session 3: Virtuous cycles: The role of bike share in boosting mental and physical health

Presentation of research and testimonials with Q&A.

Chair: Antonia Roberts, Deputy Chief Executive, CoMoUK


  • Laura Elms, Head of Sales, Human Forest
  • Dr Tim Jones, Reader in Urban Mobility, Oxford Brookes University
  • David Finch, Assistant Director, Healthy Lives,The Health Foundation

Session 4: Powered micromobility: On the learning edge in the UK

Case studies with Q&A.

Chair: Helen Sharp, London E-Scooter Trial Lead, Transport for London


  • Rob Whitehead, Director of Strategic Projects, Centre for London
  • Ianto Guy, Vehicle safety and technology consultant, TRL/SMLL
  • Paul Hodgins, CEO, Ginger
  • Grace Packard, Principal Consultant, Momentum Transport Planning
  • Sarah Kumeta, Senior Innovation Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

Session 5: Strategies in action: Cities and regions pushing shared transport forward

Expert interviews.

Chair: Matthew Clark, Associate, Steer and Chair of CoMoUK


  • Nicola Kane, Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Johnny Munro, Public Policy Manager UK&I, Bolt
  • Alexander Pazuchanics, Head of Policy, Vianova
  • Matthew Pencharz, Head of Public Policy for UK, Ireland & Benelux, Voi Technology
  • Sam Jones, Micromobility Director, Serco

Session 6: To the suburbs and beyond: The role of shared transport away from the urban core

Case studies with Q&A and polls.

Chair: Joseph Seal-Driver, Global Sales Director, Blacklane & CoMoUK Trustee


  • Antoine Lunet, International Business Development Manager - Nordics & UK, Padam Mobility
  • Miriam Highgate, Principal Officer (Transport Vision, Policy and Strategy), Cardiff Council
  • Alex Shapland-Howes, CEO and Co-Founder, Tandem
  • Ali Clabburn, CEO and Founder, Mobilityways/Liftshare
  • Mark Hodgson, Managing Director, Co Cars/Co Bikes
  • Krysia Solheim, Managing Director, Nextbike UK
  • Susmita Das, Senior Consultant – New Mobility, Steer

Session 7: Transport’s not fair: Sustainable mobility and social equity

How far are we on the journey to making transport fair? Speakers will answer this essay question, followed by Q&A.

Chair: Rachael Murphy, Scotland Director, CoMoUK


  • Kevin Orr, CEO, Liftango
  • Waffiyyah Murray, Partnership Programme Manager, Better Bike Share Partnership
  • Sam Hunn, Commercial Manager, Fonix
  • Debs Allan, Innovation and Future Thinking Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Janet Hudson, Behaviour Change Manager, Leicester City Council

Session 8: The hub of the matter: Bringing it all together via mobility hubs and MaaS

Key lessons from 2020/21.

Chair: Richard Dilks, Chief Executive, CoMoUK


  • Rob King, Co-Founder and CEO, Zedify
  • John Green, Low Carbon City Officer, Plymouth City Council
  • Oz Choudhri, Head of Mobility Solutions - UK & Ireland, Enterprise Holdings
  • Amira Haberah, Co-founder, Smoove with Zoov
  • Mark Collins, Innovation Integration Lead, TfWM
  • Ed Parnaby, Transport Planner, Norfolk County Council

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