Exciting times ahead! As decided at the January 2016 AGM, Act TravelWise is to transition from a company limited by guarantee into a charitable company. We are now quite far along in the process, with our application to be submitted to the Charities Commission immediately following the January 2017 AGM. The current Articles of Association will be replaced with new Articles compatible with charity law. The current Board of Directors will be replaced by a Board of Trustees. Some of the current directors will become trustees and additional trustees will be sought from among the membership. Trustees with the following backgrounds are particularly sought (click below to continue).
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The 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, now in its third year, involves an open competition with a £250,000 prize. This year, submissions need to address the question: "How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good for the economy and the environment?" Submissions are due by 2 March 2017.
This year has seen the European Mobility Week campaign shatter its previous participation record, with an astounding 2,426 cities from 51 countries celebrating the week. The previous record was set in 2011 when 2,264 cities from 43 countries participated. In the UK, Scotland had the most impressive effort, representing 12 of the 18 UK registered local authorities. This was thanks to the efforts of Transport Scotland, which provided local event funding through the Business Improvement Districts national association.
The 15th annual European Mobility Week has been launched, with activities taking place across Europe from 16 to 22 September. The theme this year is 'Smart and sustainable mobility – an investment for Europe’. The main aim is to promote awareness of the economic benefits of investing in safe, clean transport for people and companies. Brexit has not discouraged the UK from signing up, with 17 towns and cities participating, up from 10 in recent years.