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Oct

TravelWise Week 2019 Report and Awards

Congratulations to all the local authorities that took part in TravelWise Week / European Mobility Week 2019. This was the year when the UK campaign turned the corner and the single figure number of participating towns and cities more than doubled.from 7 to 16. The participating local authorities are listed here.

World wide the number topped 3,000 for the first time with 3,133 in total. In the UK there was a significant increase in smaller towns and a headline grabbing 12 miles of car free roads in London including over Tower Bridge. Birmingham planned the closure of the iconic Aston Expressway, and Aberdeen celebrated 10 years of car free day in the North East of Scotland. Smaller towns also joined in with St Andrews participating for the third time, Worcester, Bath, Milton Keynes, Exeter and Gloucester, while Oxford Brookes University joined in with a 'mobility action'.

The TravelWise Week Awards will be announced soon with a city and small town award. For the main award, shortlisting will focus on places that have carried out the full range of activities (a week of activities, implementation of permanent measures and a car free day). Smaller towns will be judged on their activities or car free day only.

The awards will be presented at the Act TravelWise Annual Conference on 30 January 2020.

The work starts now for a big response in 2020. We are aiming for over 30 local authorities. Express your interest now. Contact Don Kent at [email protected] or on 07931 978771. More information can be found at /travelwise-week/