Act TravelWise

10/08/2016


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Welcome

Hello and welcome to our August e-bulletin.

Following upon last month's announcement regarding the new Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, we have seen five new announcements from the DfT e.g. on funding motorways, roundabouts and an expansion of London City Airport. Interestingly, the announcement regarding £529 million in road and port funding in the North West still has the Northern Powerhouse branding on it, although the term has elsewhere all but disappeared since Theresa May took charge. To repeat an important deadline from last month, the DfT Access Fund (details below) has an application deadline of 9 September.

Our next Annual Conference & AGM titled 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World' has a deadline of 31 August for papers - see our call for papers, sponsors and exhibitors. Our autumn events will be advertised in the next e-bulletin.

Now's the time to finalise your plans for Cycle to Work Day (14 September) and European Mobility Week (16-22 September) which culminates in a car-free day. In places where the word 'European' may be controversial, organisers can opt for simply 'Mobility Week' or use local branding for your events.

Please note that job postings are now found in the sidebar of the e-bulletin.

If you're not already an Act TravelWise member, it's easy to join and you can now do this via the Login/Join link at the top of our website.

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 for members (£100 per item for non-members), reaching 4,000 people. Also anyone may submit email addresses that you'd like added to our e-bulletin distribution list here.

Featured News

Featured News  

DfT Access Fund for Sustainable Travel Announced - Application Deadline 9 September

On 5 July, the long-awaited DfT Access Fund for sustainable travel bidding opportunity was announced, with an application deadline of 9 September. You will find all the details on the following web page:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dft-launches-60-million-competition-to-support-sustainable-travel

If you are an Act TravelWise member, please contact Randall Ghent (randall@acttravelwise.org) if you're interested in getting training and support with your bid.

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 17 January 2017

'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'

Act TravelWise will hold its next Annual Conference & AGM on Tuesday 17 January 2017 as a full-day event at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel opposite New Street rail station in central Birmingham.

Now more than ever, individuals' travel behaviour is shifting and adapting in response to changes in their own circumstances, their communities, the economy and technology. Practioners in the travel and transport sector have the opportunity to help shape these changes in order to best address people's needs whilst favouring sustainable modes.

Registration is now open via Eventbrite and the programme is available online. Places are free for Act TravelWise members (first delegate, £50 each additional delegate). Sponsorship and exhibitor packages are also available, with a big discount for Act TravelWise members.

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News

News  

European Mobility Week 2016 - Theme & Resources

European Mobility Week returns in September 2016 (16-22 Sept), and now is the time to start organising local campaigns! The theme for the 2016 is 'Smart and sustainable mobility - an investment for Europe'. A newly released Communications Toolkit provides all the logos, graphics, templates and guidelines that you may need. You can also download 'best practice guides' with case studies from local campaigns in 2015 and previous years.

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News  

EVIDENCE Project - Measure Reviews Available

The EVIDENCE project has reviewed 22 different transport measures (e.g. Cycling, Walking, E-Ticketing, Travel Information) under 7 themes (e.g. Demand Management Strategies, Urban Freight, Less Car-Dependent Mobility Options). You can select your theme of interest and download in-depth reviews on each of these measures or shorter summary reviews.

EVIDENCE is a strategic initiative funded by the European Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs, designed to unlock the potential of SUMP implementation. Quite often, the evidence that is available is ad-hoc, of varying quality and either inaccessible or unavailable within the timescales of decision making. However we know that evidence does exist, but often it’s not in an accessible format. Policy makers and professionals that need it, don’t have the time or resources to search through it and to gauge the credibility.

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News  

Cycle Rail Awards - Deadline 9 September 2016

Now in their twelfth year, the 2016 Cycle-Rail Awards recognise progress made by the rail industry and associated organisations towards encouraging integrated cycle-rail travel. The 2016 National Cycle-Rail Awards programme is open for entries and nominations, closing on Friday 9 September 2016 at 5 pm.

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News  

SUMP Case Studies Available for Download

The ENDURANCE project, which ended in April, produced 21 case studies on the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) theme.

The case studies provide a very useful overview of SUMP best practice on the five sub-themes of citizen participation, financing, institutional cooperation, monitoring & evaluation and SUMP measures.

The case studies, listed as 'fact sheets', were all copy-edited by Act TravelWise and are now available for download here.

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News  

Act TravelWise LinkedIn Discussion Forum

Act TravelWise maintains a 'group' on LinkedIn where you can post discussion items and announcements. Please feel free to use this forum whether you are new to the sustainable transport/travel field or a more seasoned practitioner. To join the group, visit https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4012824

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Events

Featured Event  

NHS Travel and Transport Managers' Forum - 3rd Meeting - 13 September 2016

Following upon a successful and well attended second meeting of our NHS Travel & Transport Managers' Forum on 12 July, the forum's third meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 September from 2:30-4:30 pm at BuroHappold in London, with an option to join via teleconference.

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Featured Event  

Cycle to Work Day - 14 September 2016

Cycle to Work Day is a national event to be held on 14 September 2016, supported by Act TravelWise and other partners. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day.

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Featured Event  

Shared Transport Conference - 20 September 2016

The Carplus Shared Transport Conference 2016 to be held in Glasgow will focus on how shared travel can be integrated with other forms of sustainable transport, particularly in low carbon transport and active travel hubs.

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Featured Event  

Workplace Travel Champions Training Courses - 4 Oct - 8 Dec 2016

Sustrans will be delivering a series of open-enrolment Workplace Travel Champions Training courses throughout October-December. The sessions will be hosted by the Big Lottery Fund and are set to take place in Newcastle, Birmingham and Belfast. These courses will give workplace staff the knowledge, skills and confidence to champion sustainable travel within their organisation; providing them with a wealth of tools and materials.

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Featured Event  

Bike Share Conference - 4-5 October 2016

Bikeplus announces an exciting two day conference in Oxford about bike share in the UK. Participants will gain wider understanding of important issues in the sector from bike share procurement to the latest innovations as well as learning lessons from the Shared Electric Bike Programme. Full conference details here and online registration can be found here.

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