Smarter Travel 2016 - 17-18 March 2016

Smarter Travel is a primary meeting place for the sustainable transport profession in the UK, to be held in Milton Keynes on 17-18 March 2016. Act TravelWise is a partner in this event and Act TravelWise members are offered 20% discounts to attend or exhibit.

Act TravelWise is organising a three-part workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) during the conference (programme below), as part of its role as co-ordinator of the informal UK SUMP Network. The workshop will be open to all Smarter Travel 2016 delegates.

Smarter Travel 2016 will feature case studies, business case, legacy and future of the sustainable transport initiatives in the UK. It will also focus on the developing synergies between sustainable travel and the rapidly evolving Intelligent Mobility sector. This year the event will have an additional focus on how traditional passenger transport services are changing and the total transport pilots will be featured at the event.

The full programme is now available. See and for more information, contact Rory on 020 7091 7894 / [email protected]


SUMP Workshop Programme (Day 2, Friday 18 March):

Session 1 - 10:00–11:30
SUMP Masterclass - This first 90 minute session of the day will offer a speed masterclass including a synopsis of the overall SUMP process and the benefits for local authorities, whatever the scale of their key settlements and principal transport corridors.
Introduction to ENDURANCE and UK SUMP Network – Randall Ghent (Business Operations Manager, Act TravelWise)
The SUMP cycle, how it works and how it can be adapted to different sizes of settlement – Jon Harris (Managing Director, Harris Ethical) and Sarah Fish (Senior Transport Consultant, Atkins)
How to integrate freight and logistics into SUMPs – Jon Harris (Managing Director, Harris Ethical)
The wider sustainability and legacy of the SUMP tool – Sarah Fish (Senior Transport Consultant, Atkins)

Session 2 - 12:00–13:30
Case study presentations on SUMP best practice in the UK and Europe
Deinze, Belgium – Jan Vermeulen (Mayor of Deinze, President of the Flemish Cycling Embassy)
Wrexham – Jon Harris (Managing Director, Harris Ethical)
Birmingham – David Harris (Transportation Policy Manager, Birmingham City Council) and Mark Nettleton (Director, Phil Jones Associates)
Addressing four key challenges of sustainable urban mobility planning - CH4LLENGE project – Astrid Guehnemann (Senior Lecturer in Transport Policy, ITS, University of Leeds)

Session 3 - 15:00–16:00
SUMP Drop-in Clinic - Ask the experts any SUMP related question you want in this special drop in session with Jon Harris and Sarah Fish