Christian Wolmar to give the first Street Talk of 2013

It's a new year and time for a new series of Street Talks from the commentators, thought leaders and urban strategists who know our city like the back of their hands.  First up in 2013 will be Christian Wolmar, who is making his Street Talks debut next Tuesday, the 8th of January.

Christian is a passionate and entertaining speaker whose fast-paced and humorous style of delivery belies his near-encyclopedic knowledge of London's transport network, most especially its trains.  He's written a series of books on railway history and appears regularly on television and radio as a transport commentator.  He was The Independent's transport correspondent during the 1990s and was a member of the board of the London Cycling Campaign, as he is particularly interested in multi-modal journeys.

His talk will explore the murky depths of transport policy, and how a change in the way in which pens are pushed could lead to a change in the way in which we travel around London.  From policy wonkery to a more liveable megalopolis, via bike lanes and quiet carriages; Christian's talk will cover it all.

Christian Wolmar recently announced his intention to put twenty years of transport experience to use by running for the Labour candidacy for the London Mayoral elections in 2016.

Street Talks is hosted by the Movement for Liveable London and takes place at 7PM in the upstars bar at the Yorkshire Grey on Theobalds Road on Tuesday 8th January.  The bar is open for (excellent) food, drink and networking from 6PM, and as ever do arrive early in order to secure a seat.  For those outside of London you can follow online and contribute via the live #SreetTalks hashtag on Twitter.

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