Act Tw 2021

One Week to Go!: Act TravelWise Annual Conference 2021

Act Tw 2021 With Sponsor Logos

The Act TravelWise Annual Conference will be held in the form of six online sessions held between 26-28 January 2021. The theme?: 'Creating a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World - Local, Connected, Clean & Active'.

Register now via Eventbrite! All are welcome. Free delegate places for members are unlimited. Non-member registration from £12 to £40 + VAT. For the full programme, see our Event Page.


• Opening Session sponsored by Cyclehoop
• Localisation & Proximity Planning
• Connected & Integrated Transport sponsored by BetterPoints Ltd
Clean Air & Decarbonising Transport sponsored by Commonplace
Boosting Active Travel & Micro-mobility sponsored by SYSTRA
• Closing Session with pub-style transport and travel quiz

Featuring (in surname order):

• Professor Jillian Anable, DecarboN8 and Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
• Ross Basnett of FleetonDemand (Mobilleo), the supplier for Scotland's rural MaaS app
• Irene Beautyman, Planning for Place Programme Manager, Improvement Service, on 20-Minute Neighbourhoods in Scotland
• Guy Boulby, Head of Cycling and Walking, Department for Transport, on the Active Travel Fund and other DfT initiatives
• Mary Creagh, Chief Executive Officer, Living Streets and former MP
• Peter Edwards, Principal Clean Air Zone Officer, Birmingham City Council
• Lorna Finlayson, Scotland Director, CoMoUK, on Free Bike Share in Edinburgh and Glasgow
• Deborah Fox, Head of Demand Management, Transport for West Midlands
• Randall Ghent, Business Operations Manager, Act TravelWise, with an Introduction to Proximity Planning
• Nicola Kane, Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester
• Anthony Lau, Founder and Design Director, Cyclehoop
• Professor Glenn Lyons, Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England, on 'Walking as a Service'
• James Mant, 20-Minute Neighbourhood Policy and Programme Lead, Government of Victoria, Australia (pre-recorded)
• Catriona Meehan, Head of Policy, Communication & Sustainability, Wind Mobility, on the Nottingham E-Scooter Trial
• Dr Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport
• Professor Carlos Moreno, Advisor to the City of Paris on 15-Minute Cities, Scientific Director of the Chair eTi, Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris
• Frank Roach, Partnership Manager, HITRANS, on rail decarbonisation
• Ranald Robertson, Director, HITRANS, on the Go-Hi project
• Salvador Rueda, Fundación de Ecologia Urbana y Territorial (invited), on Barcelona's Superblocks
• Bruno Van Loveren, Strategy and Programming Director, Mobility Planning Authority, Brussels Capital Region (invited)

Theme description:

The Covid landscape in transport and urbanism has brought in a host of changes – some positive, some negative and some still with a high degree of uncertainty. Rather than just letting things go ‘back to normal’ or change for the worse, we have an opportunity to shape our future according to a positive vision, building upon models developed in Paris, Milan and closer to home.

We have learned to appreciate the sense of place and sense of community that comes with spending more time locally. We have rediscovered walking and cycling, with councils taking steps to make active travel more viable for more journeys. We have found that so many of our previous trips were not as necessary as we had assumed.

At this conference, we will take the next step and focus on cutting-edge measures that can be introduced to support these positive trends, and to discourage a return to ‘the old normal’.

For the full programme, see our Event Page.

Register now via Eventbrite! All are welcome. Free delegate places for members are unlimited. Non-member registration from £12 to £40 + VAT. 

For further information, please contact Randall Ghent at [email protected] / 07960 180851.