The second Total Transport Northern Group (TTNG) Conference, titled 'Delivering Smarter Health Transport', will be held in Doncaster on 11 November 2016. Total Transport is the pan-Government transport initiative to ensure that every £1 spent on transport is maximised. The conference is free to attend. Keynote address by Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and presentations by various healthcare partners. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is organising the event with support from nine other Northern local authorities that have all received DfT Total Transport Pilot funding.
The annual conference of the RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network, titled 'Development around Transport Hubs' will be held in Birmingham on Monday 21 November 2016 from 1 pm - 6 pm. The conference will explore the government's agenda for delivering housing around transport hubs, and discuss how we plan sustainable transit-oriented developments.
Following upon a regional launch event back in May, the second Yorkshire & The Humber regional meeting will be held in Leeds on Wednesday 23 November 2016, to be held in partnership with Transport Planning Society. The event is titled 'The Future is...Shared' and will feature presentations from Alistair Kirkbride and Antonia Roberts of Carplus Bikeplus. The plan is to meet 5 pm for 5.30 - 6.45 pm, followed by drinks in a nearby pub.
Following upon a successful and well attended third meeting of our NHS Travel & Transport Managers' Forum on 13 September, the forum's fourth meeting will be held on Thursday 24 November from 2:00-4:00 pm at BuroHappold in London, with an option to join via teleconference.
Act TravelWise members will receive a 20% discount on registration for the first Better Places Symposium, Thursday 24 November at The KIA Oval in London. This event will look at how forward-thinking towns and cities are adopting new strategies and tactics to deliver safer, cleaner and people-friendly places.
Act TravelWise regional activities in the North West are getting re-started after a period of dormancy. To kick things off, a regional meeting will be held at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on Thursday 1 December from 2-4 pm at their Oxford Road offices in Manchester. Members in the region are invited to propose a presentation or discussion topic.
'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'
Act TravelWise will hold its next Annual Conference & AGM on Tuesday 17 January 2017 as a full-day event at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel opposite New Street rail station in central Birmingham.
Now more than ever, individuals' travel behaviour is shifting and adapting in response to changes in their own circumstances, their communities, the economy and technology. Practioners in the travel and transport sector have the opportunity to help shape these changes in order to best address people's needs whilst favouring sustainable modes.
Registration is now open via Eventbrite and the programme is available online. Places are free for Act TravelWise members (first delegate, £50 each additional delegate). Sponsorship and exhibitor packages are also available, with a big discount for Act TravelWise members.
Save the date: The 2017 European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 31 May - 2 June. ECOMM is the most important European platform for policy makers, traffic engineers and scientists in the field of mobility. The conference theme in 2017 is “public-private partnership in the field of smart mobility”.
The next meeting of the South West regional group will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2016 hosted by BANES (location TBC).
The next meeting of the South East regional group will be held on Tuesday 11 October at Motion’s offices in Guildford.