Following upon a regional launch event back in May, the second Yorkshire & The Humber regional meeting will be held in Leeds on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), Wellington House, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2DE (just across the road and to the left from Leeds Station). Titled 'The Future is…………Shared', the event will feature presentations from Alistair Kirkbride and Antonia Roberts of Carplus Bikeplus.

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A launch meeting for the North East regional group will take place on Monday 12 December, 11 am to 2 pm at the Newcastle Civic Centre in the Carliol Room. Anyone interested in presenting or otherwise attending, please contact our North East Regional Representative Don Kent at don@acttravelwise.org or on 07931 978771.

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'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.

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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 19 January 2017 from 2-4 pm at their Oxford Road offices in Manchester. Members in the region are invited to propose a presentation or discussion topic.

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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”.

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Act TravelWise and the Travel and Transport TSN (Topic Support Network) of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)would like to invite those working on travel and transport within universities, colleges, the public sector and other organisations within Scotland to their winter meeting. This meeting is an opportunity to hear from organisations and projects active in the sector, and network with those working in similar roles and organisations.

Representatives of Carplus, Liftshare and travelknowhowscotland.co.uk will be present to introduce different travel schemes and to explore how institutions and organisations can interact with them to reduce negative impacts of travel and transport while improving accessibility. Cycling Scotland will offer insights on their internship scheme and how this helped to further promote sustainable transport.

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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.

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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.

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