Act TravelWise

01/07/2015


Upcoming Events

 

Welcome

Hello and welcome to our July e-bulletin.

This month we have an excellent opportunity for members to express their views on future transport policy to the new Government. Please see the related News item below and send in your views. We would also like to encourage you to register your plans/participation for European Mobility Week, coming up just after the summer from 16-22 September. More on that below as well.

If you are an Act TravelWise member, we encourage you to send in your news, job postings and event listings for future issues of the monthly e-bulletin. Just email them by the end of the month. This is a free service, reaching nearly 4,000 people. Also send in any email addresses that you'd like added to our e-bulletin distribution list.

All of our own events are free for members sending one delegate, and our partners' events have discounted rates, as part of our effort to ensure that membership is excellent value for money. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events, such as the DfT Economic Appraisal Workshop on 17 July in Manchester. Check out our website, acttravelwise.org, for updates.

We also encourage those who are not yet members to join us to take advantage of the full range of membership benefits. If you are not sure whether your organisation is already a member, please see our membership list.

Featured News

Featured News  

European Mobility Week 2015 Registration Open

Cities and towns across Europe and further afield can now register their participation in European Mobility Week 2015. This year will be celebrated under the theme of multimodality, as represented by the slogan “Choose. Change. Combine.” Last year’s EMW saw citizens from 2,013 cities in 44 countries explore the benefits of embracing sustainable mobility.

The online registration system has been completely overhauled, making it easier to confirm participation. Cities registering for the first time will be asked to “sign up”, and will be required to provide information on their city and relevant local government contact details.

Participating cities and towns will be asked which of the three options they will be carrying out to celebrate the week: holding a week of activities focused on multimodality and sustainable mobility; implementing one or more permanent transport measures, such as building bicycle lanes or widening footpaths; or through holding a “Car-Free Day”, in which a section of road is closed to private vehicles and opened instead to people on 22 September. Those who choose to carry out all three are eligible to apply for the European Mobility Week Award.

All participating cities will be displayed on the Cities page.

To register for European Mobility Week 2015, click here.

Featured Event

Featured Event  

DfT Economic Appraisal Workshop - 21 September 2015

This workshop in Manchester on 21 September 2015 is designed to improve transparency by providing an insight into how economic appraisal of active travel schemes is conducted by the DfT and LEPs. The information gained will help improve your funding proposals for walking and cycling initiatives.

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News

News  

Policy Priorities for Transport - Feedback Sought

Act TravelWise Director Craig Barrack will be delivering a presentation at an important national conference on 14 July, titled 'Policy Priorities for Transport - The Industry's Manifesto to the Conservative Government'. The theme of the presentation itself will be 'Priorities for the UK’s Local Travel Services'.

If you are with a local authority or otherwise involved in local transport, we would like to ask for your input on this presentation. In essence, what should the new Government be doing in terms of sustainable transport? Your views will be incorporated into a coherent message to the new Government.

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News  

EPOMM E-Update June 2015 on Parking Management

EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management* - has released its June 2015 e-bulletin. The theme covers how to integrate parking management and mobility management, based on the innovative approach promoted by the Push & Pull project: 'Push' parking management measures such as the introduction of paid parking can provide a consistent source of income that can be earmarked to finance 'pull' measures, such as improving and promoting sustainable alternatives.

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News  

DfT T-TRIG Competition to Fund Transport Research

The Department for Transport (DfT), supported by Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Transport Systems Catapult, has opened its recurring Transport-Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG) competition, offering fully-funded grants of up to £25,000 to help stimulate novel ideas in transport. Applications will be accepted from 29 June, with a deadline of midnight on 20 July 2015.

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News  

Bucharest SUMP Conference Sees Debate on the Future of European Transport

The Romanian capital of Bucharest played host to a diverse mix of urban mobility professionals at the 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, which took place from 16-17 June 2015 at the University Politehnica of Bucharest.

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Events

Featured Event  

Midlands Regional Meeting - 2 September 2015

The next Midlands Regional Meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 September at 10:30, at Room 103, Centro House, Birmingham.

Thereafter, the meetings will be held as follows:

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Featured Event  

South East Regional Meeting - 10 September 2015

Our next meeting is at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Basingstoke office on Thursday 10 September. For that meeting we will revert to our usual start time of 11am with a 1pm finish followed by one or two brief topical presentations over lunch.

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Featured Event  

Creating Better Places for People - 30 September 2015

Titled 'Creating Better Places for People: Lifestyles and Logistics', the third meeting of the UK SUMP Network will be held on Wednesday 30 September, 10 am to 4 pm hosted by Atkins at its offices in Birmingham.

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