Act TravelWise

09/03/2017


Upcoming Events

 

Welcome

Hello and welcome to our March e-bulletin.

Our 2017 training and event programme is now well underway with four events open for registration and featured in this e-bulletin:

  • 'Travel Planning for Development Sites' (25 April)
  • 'Mobility as a Service: How Changing Technology Could Benefit Accessibility and the Economy' (3 May - was 30 March)
  • 'EV Fest at Thames Valley Park' (17-18 May) and
  • 'The Role of Technology in Sustainable Transport' - with Midlands Regional Meeting (23 May)

Those interested in hosting or delivering future events - please get in touch.

Regional meetings are also a great place for sharing good practice in the region and making local contacts. If you're a member and not receiving regional invitations directly, do get in touch.

Our first Act TravelWise Business Forum was held on 2 February and will be followed up with a second meeting on 24 March. The forum is above all a platform for knowledge sharing among businesses seeking to implement integrated transport and/or behaviour change initiatives. If you have contacts in businessses that might be interested in joining the forum, please get in touch.

Our Member Login Area on Acttravelwise.org is now populated with scores of guidance documents, conference presentations and other resources made available exclusively to members. If you're not already an Act TravelWise member, it's easy to join and you can do this by completing our Membership Form found on the website. Among other benefits, membership gives you a free place at all of our events throughout the year. You also get discounts on registration at our partners' events.

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 over 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  

Join the EMPOWER Project as a 'Living Lab'

Would your organisation be willing to work with the EMPOWER project to trial incentive-based schemes and campaigns to encourage people to reduce their use of conventionally fueled vehicles?

The EMPOWER project is now inviting proposals from any City authority, community authority or Corporate organisation to provide a Living Lab Demonstration, with a deadline of 14 March 2017 at 5 pm for applications. This call does have funds attached for costs including staff, associated with the Living Lab Demonstration.
 
EMPOWER is about the use of positive incentives such as information, points, discounts, rewards, community support and games, rather than charging, pricing, rationing, restrictions and regulation. Smart devices (phones and tablets) will allow two-way information flow between the travelling public and transport authorities, including the ability to offer tailored incentives relevant to the individuals travel patterns.
 
The UK Living Lab stakeholders will develop and deliver the actual implementation with the help of funding from the EMPOWER budget of up to £80,000 (spending restrictions apply), and support from the EMPOWER consortium in areas such as evaluation methods, business models and design of incentives schemes. The EMPOWER ICT tools will also be available for use in the Living Lab (see mobility-apps.eu).
 
We expect the UK Living Lab to be ambitious in scale and in line with a real-life implementation rather than a research study, involving  circa 40,000 participants. The Living Lab should take place from 1 May 2017 and end with final delivery on 31 January 2018.
 
Contact Professor Susan Grant-Muller: s.m.grant-muller@its.leeds.ac.uk for further information about the competition and the EMPOWER project. More details and application form can be found here.

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Travel Planning for Development Sites - 25 April 2017

A one-day seminar covering the why, when and how of delivering travel plans in the development planning process, considering the experience of both the local planning or highway authority and the developer/occupier. Led by Richard Adams, Associate Director, AECOM on Tuesday 25 April 2017 hosted by AECOM in Bristol.

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News

News  

EPOMM E-Update on Parking Management

EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management has released its February 2017 e-update on the topic of Parking Management. Based on the findings of the Push&Pull project, this e-update can serve as your starting point for enhancing your parking policy. The e-update presents highlights, provides easy access to useful resources and hopes to inspire you!

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News  

Member Discount on PTRC Courses

A 15% discount has been arranged for Act TravelWise members wishing to attend courses organised by PTRC. Click below for details of three upcoming courses.

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Events

Featured Event  

4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - 29-30 March 2017

With the theme Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility, the City of Dubrovnik, Croatia is delighted to host this year's European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans from 29-30 March 2017. Registration is open and the conference programme is available.

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Featured Event  

Mobility as a Service: How Changing Technology Could Benefit Accessibility and the Economy - 3 May 2017

An Act TravelWise event, in association with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mouchel on 3 May in Manchester... ‘Mobility as a Service’ (or MaaS for shorthand), one of the latest buzzwords in the transportation realm, promises a step change in the way in which people plan their journeys, make transport choices and pay for their travel. Whilst still in its early stages of development, MaaS has the potential to significantly disrupt traditional transportation service models. Free for Act TravelWise members sending one delegate; £50 + VAT for non-members and additional delegates.

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Featured Event  

Cycle City Active City Bradford - 11-12 May 2017

Cycle City Active City Bradford, the fifth event in the Cycle City series, will be held from 11-12 May 2017. A 20% discount is available for Act TravelWise members. Cycle City Active City is a ground breaking conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage Dutch levels of utility cycling and active travel in Britain.

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Featured Event  

EV Fest at Thames Valley Park - 17-18 May 2017

EV Fest is Thames Valley (Business) Park’s annual electric/hybrid car festival, now in partnership with Act TravelWise to enable our members and contacts to attend. Twelve car manufacturers are attending this year. You will be able to talk to the manufacturers in the information marquee, test drive the cars and join in the raffle to win amazing prizes. There will be lunch available from food vans cooking fresh food on-site. Attendance is free for Act TravelWise members sending one delegate; £20 + VAT for non-members and additional delegates.

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Featured Event  

The Role of Technology in Sustainable Transport - 23 May 2017

Craig Barrack of carbon heroes ltd will lead a two-hour workshop hosted by Atkins in Birmingham covering a wide range of technological options that can facilitate sustainable travel: (a) technology as an alternative to transport, (b) social media, (c) mobile devices, (d) location-based services and (e) big data.

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Featured Event  

Consultation and Participation in Transport Planning - 24-25 May 2017

This two-day course run by the UCL Transport Institute is designed to help those working in transport planning to understand and effectively manage consultation and participation processes. The course is held at UCL from 24-25 May 2017. Act TravelWise members receive a 20% discount.

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Featured Event  

European Conference on Mobility Management - 31 May - 2 June 2017

The 2017 European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 31 May - 2 June. ECOMM is the most important European platform for policy makers, traffic engineers and scientists in the field of mobility. The conference theme in 2017 is “Teaming-up for liveable cities”. Registration is now open.

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