Act TravelWise

08/01/2016


Upcoming Events

 

Welcome

Happy New Year and welcome to our January e-bulletin.

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Conference & AGM on 28 January in central London. Details are below and registration is free for members sending one delegate. If you're not already a member, please contact us to join. If you join right away, your delegate place at the Annual Conference will be free of charge.

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference - 28 January 2016

Act TravelWise is holding its Annual Conference and AGM on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Camden Centre in Central London.

As a highlight, the conference provides an early opportunity to hear directly from the Department for Transport regarding the Spending Review outcomes and new funding opportunities. This will be followed by afternoon workshops: 'Tips for Preparing Funding Bids' and 'How Active Travel Funding Bids are Appraised by DfT and LEPs'.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Goodwill MP (Minister of State for Transport)
  • Joe Irvin (Chief Executive, Living Streets)
  • Francesca Racioppi (European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization)
  • Philippe Crist (International Transport Forum, OECD)

The full-day event will also feature presentations and panels on topical issues in the sustainable transport field, relevant to practitioners in the public, private and third sectors. This content will be divided into two streams:

  1. active travel and health
  2. collaboration between local government and the private sector

The 'active travel and health' stream addresses the latest case studies and research on how walking and cycling promotion and infrastructure can lead to healthier communities. The second stream includes case studies of successful public-private sector collaboration.

The day offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities, and we very much hope you can join us. Please click below for the full programme and details or register now via Eventbrite.

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News

News  

ENDURANCE E-Update December 2015

ENDURANCE is a three-year project promoting the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), and English/Welsh Local Transport Plans (LTPs) are a type of SUMP. The latest ENDURANCE E-Update has a theme of 'Smart Packages of Measures'.

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News  

European Mobility Week 2015 Participation Report

The participation report for European Mobility Week 2015 has been published, giving a detailed look at the campaign over the last year. The 2015 campaign saw a drop in the number of cities involved, from 2,013 cities in 2014 to 1,873 cities in 2015, but recorded an increase in the number of countries represented.

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News  

Call for Papers: Transport Practitioners' Meeting 2016

TPM is a primary annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. The event will be held on 29-30 June 2016 in Nottingham. Abstracts are due by Monday 1 February 2016.

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Events

Featured Event  

Vision Zero Conference - 19 January 2016

This event, at Camden Town Hall on 19 January 2016, is to mark the UK launch of Vision Zero - a multi-national road traffic safety campaign that aims to achieve a system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic or on our streets.

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Featured Event  

Smarter Travel 2016 - 17-18 March 2016

Smarter Travel is a primary meeting place for the sustainable transport profession in the UK, to be held in Milton Keynes on 17-18 March 2016. Act TravelWise is a partner in this event and Act TravelWise members are offered 20% discounts to attend or exhibit. Act TravelWise is organising a three-part workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) on Day 2 of the conference (Friday 18 March).

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Featured Event  

DfT Economic Appraisal Workshop - 23 March 2016

This workshop in Bristol on 23 March 2016 led by Philipp Thiessen of the Department for Transport 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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