Maya Singer-Hobbs

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research

Maya is a senior research fellow in the energy, climate, housing and infrastructure team, where she works on planning reform, transport decarbonisation and clean air policies.

Before joining the IPPR, Maya worked in central government carrying out research on a range of policy topics, including transport, education, planning reform, health and land use. Maya holds a PhD in sustainable chemistry from the University of Bath.

My Sessions at Traffex

Thursday 23 May 2024


Local Authority Action on Air Quality

11:10 - 11:30 Decarbonisation
  • What powers and duties do local authorities have to address air pollution?
  • How do councillors, officers, campaigners and members of the public feel about action on air quality?
  • What are the barriers and enablers to action on air quality?

Active travel: Changing Attitudes Regarding the Perceived Hierarchy of Road Users

14:45 - 15:25 Active Travel Behaviour Change
  • Despite Highway Code changes, investigations show the majority of motorists still believe they are top of the road hierarchy. What can be done to change this?
  • How do we balance restraining the most "aggressively anti-driver traffic management measures" as per the Plan for Drivers document with Active Travel England's objective for 50% of trips in England's towns and cities to be walked, wheeled or cycled by 2030?