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‘Culture wars’ impact on local transport

03 December 2021
From left: John Dales, Lucy Marstrand-Taussing, Keith Mitchell, Peter Stonham, Charlene Rhor and Andrew Forster
From left: John Dales, Lucy Marstrand-Taussing, Keith Mitchell, Peter Stonham, Charlene Rhor and Andrew Forster
 

The growing phenomenon of angry arguments over the right way to address public policy issues, and aggressive attacks on those regarded as taking the ‘wrong’ approach – particularluy through social media – was evident at the Summit as increasingly impacting on transport.

Such ‘Culture Wars’ issues were explored directly in a special session at the event, but cropped up in other discussions too, as something that had to be embraced in how transport planning is...

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