As we near the end of the LSTF funding period, many local authorities are looking to develop legacies for their programmes.
This workshop is aimed at local authorities who wish to develop the skills to deliver PTP themselves, primarily in a workplace setting but these can be applied to other settings as well. The training will be interactive with a mix of theory, practical exercises, group activities and discussions.

The course will include:
• The PTP process (engagement, the conversation, and follow up)
• Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
• Journey planning skills in PTP (e.g. online journey planners, other printed resources)
• How to apply PTP in your project context

The training will be led by our PTP training expert Eleni Harlan. Eleni is an experienced PTP project manager and has led the development of Motivational Interviewing techniques in Steer Davies Gleave’s PTP approach.

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For many local authorities a Travel Plan Network has been an integral part of their strategy for engaging with local businesses and promoting sustainable travel to employees. However, with the end of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in sight and revenue budgets under pressure how are these Networks going to secure ongoing funding so they can continue to operate?

Drawing on the facilitators' and delegates' experiences, this workshop will examine the advantages and disadvantages of different models of Travel Plan Networks and identify what actions can be taken to sustain them beyond the end of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

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This meeting of the East of England regional network of Act TravelWise will be held on Friday 13 March 2015, 11:00 am, Room 3.01 Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia. Speakers are being arranged.

Please RSVP to Dawn Dewar, Regional Representative. Her details can be found on

Bus services 25 & 26 run every 10 minutes from rail station. There is also Park & Ride from Costessey Showground direct to UEA every 20 minutes. Parking on-site is extremely difficult and costs £1.00 per hour. See for directions.

Please bring your own lunch. Tea/coffee is provided.

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This combined East and West Midlands regional meeting will be held on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 10:30 am at
Centro House, Rm 102, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Snow Hill rail station is within walking distance.

To attend, please contact Alison Pickett or Gill Hunt, our Regional Representatives for the West Midlands. See for their contact details.

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Meeting Notice
Date: Friday 12 December 2014

Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (tea and coffee from 10:00 am)

Location: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

1. Introductions and Apologies.
2. Previous Minutes and Matters Arising from meeting held on 2 May 2014
3. Split into group meetings for 30 minutes (NHS and LA’s; Consultants/Private Sector; RTP Officers) for updates
4. Group reconvene and provide updates/news
5. Discussion
- How can we best develop and present a solid business case for smarter travel?
- Which types of smarter travel initiatives are likely to provide the greatest economic benefit?
- How does sustainable travel stack up economically compared to traditional private motorised transport?
- How can we set economic objectives and monitor performance against them?
6. ACT Travelwise AGM feedback. (DK) (MS)
8. Optional Christmas lunch at DUSA for those wishing to stay. You will have to pay, but it is exceptional value and good fun.

The meeting is held as part of the Travel & Transport 'topic support network' of the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland. More information can be found at


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Whether you’re in the public, private or third sector, a strong economic rationale is increasingly needed to justify a shift from private car use to sustainable, accessible transport options. It is no longer enough to demonstrate positive health outcomes, positive modal shift or improved quality of life. In today’s political context – like it or not – the economy takes centre stage.

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