This is a new one on me. Listening to radio talkback just before, I caught the tail end of a discussion with a visiting UK 'transport expert' (didn't catch who) who is pushing this idea that society as a whole needs to minimise the amount of powered travel it does - and in particular the speed it does it at. He mentioned discussions with local officials about a strategy of limiting all local speed limits in urban areas to 30kmh and all rural areas to 60kmh. In addition, there was some discussion about the 'Movement's ultimate goal of discouraging all non-essential travel. In other words, you would need to be engaged in an essential activity to engage in motorised transport. Freight as well as human activity would be included. Apparently (from what I could gather), the movement has convinced a number of local government bodies to trial the speed part in certain areas in the UK ,and he is here to do the same in Australia. I'd love to know if anyone caught this, who he is and who, if anyone, sponsored the visit?