Act TravelWise

13/08/2019


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Just one month to go until TravelWise Week 2019, our annual campaign taking place 16-22 September in line with the European Mobility Week dates and theme.

You can organise a week of activities or focus on the 22 September Car Free Day. At least 18 London boroughs are taking part. Now's the time to step up the activity in the regions. We've got lots of resources to help you out once you've registered your participation.

Speaking of regions, you'll see in this issue that the Midlands are stepping up their game with a team of three new Regional Reps and a relaunch event on 17 September. There's also a London/South East event on 'Developing Cycling & Walking Networks' planned for November, and you'll soon be hearing about more events in Leeds, Manchester and elsewhere in the autumn.

We've also launched our Call for Papers, Exhibitors and Sponsors for our Annual Conference & AGM being held on 30 January - with a theme emphasising the need for different strategies to address the needs of town and city centres vs inner and outer suburbs.

If you have ideas for other events/training or wish to lead one yourself, or if your company would like to sponsor one or more events or e-bulletins, please do get in touch. Don't forget to check out the Featured Jobs (sidebar at left) and thank you for reading!

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.

Featured News

Featured News  

European Mobility Week / TravelWise Week 2019 Theme: "Safe Walking and Cycling"

Our bodies are designed to move, yet many of us struggle to find the time to get active during the day. We may find that much of our routine is made up of sitting: in traffic, at a desk, or in front of a screen. But what if we could integrate exercise into our daily life and save money at the same time?

This year TravelWise Week puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, our environment, and our bank balance! Active transport modes such as walking and cycling are emission-free and help to keep our hearts and bodies healthy.

Cities that promote walking and cycling over private vehicles have also been found to be more attractive, with less congestion and a higher quality of life.

In terms of individual health benefits, studies show that cyclists on average live two years longer than non-cyclists and take 15 percent fewer days off work through illness, while 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life!

So this September, why not walk with us and experience the benefits for yourself?

Walking is the easy, low pollution transport that always gets you there on time. Organise a walk to work, hospital or University, to show how quick and healthy walking is.

Once again from 16-22 September, UK local campaign organisers will have a choice of using either the TravelWise Week or European Mobility Week  branding. Campaign resources found at /travelwise-week/ have been updated for 2019. You'll need to register your participation there.

News

News  

Car Free Day the Easy Way - 8 Organising Tips

European Mobility Week/TravelWise Week is the peak event for sustainable transport practitioners in the UK. It celebrates the whole raft of initiatives that we promote and taking part is easy and can be very low cost. Here are some ideas!

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News  

Seeking New Board Members and Regional Reps

Act TravelWise is seeking new candidates from among the membership to join our Board of Directors and our team of Regional Representatives in regions across the UK.

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News  

Checklist for New Housing Developments Published

The Transport for New Homes Checklist can be used by local authorities, developers and neighbourhood groups alike to root out car-dependent housing plans. The Checklist will help to identify how such plans can be improved, or why they should be rejected altogether.

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News  

Road Safety Week - 18-24 November 2019

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. It is taking place from 18-24 November 2019 and is supported by Act TravelWise.

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Events

Featured Event  

Cycle County Active County Essex - 5-6 September 2019

Cycle County Active County 2019 is the 7th annual event in the Cycle City Active City event series, organised by Landor LINKS. The conference will take place 5-6 September 2019 at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. A 20% Act TravelWise member discount is available.

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Featured Event  

Midlands Regional Meeting - 17 September 2019

Mott MacDonald will be hosting the relaunch meeting of the Act TravelWise Midlands regional group on 17 September 2019 in Birmingham. Free registration is now open.

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Featured Event  

Future High Street Summit - 18 September 2019

The Future High Street Summit is returning in 2019 to offer councils, town teams, business improvement districts (BIDs) and solution providers the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences for a more prosperous future high street. It will be held on 18 September 2019 in Nottingham. Many Act TravelWise members would be eligible for two free tickets.

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Featured Event  

International Healthy Streets Summit - 9-10 October 2019

The 3rd Annual International Healthy Streets Summit will take place 9-10 October 2019 in Glasgow. A 20% discount for Act TravelWise members will be available once registration opens.

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Featured Event  

The Collaborative Mobility Conference - 12-13 November 2019

The CoMoUK annual conference will be held at the Library of Birmingham, 12-13 November 2019, with speakers including Professors Jillian Anable and Greg Marsden of the Institute for Transport Studies at University of Leeds.

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Featured Event  

Developing Cycling and Walking Networks - 28 November 2019

'Developing Cycling and Walking Networks' will be held at Mott Macdonald on Thursday 28 November 2019, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by the South East regional meeting from 1 to 3 pm.

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Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 30 January 2020

The Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM will take place on Thursday 30 January 2020 in Birmingham. The call for papers is now open, under the theme 'Sustainable Transport for 2020 and Beyond: From Town and City Centres to the Suburbs'.

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