Act TravelWise

07/09/2018


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Next week is TravelWise Week 2018 - 16-22 September in line with the dates of European Mobility Week. The campaign is covered in this issue and there are lots of ways to get involved. Consider it as an opportunity to showcase your full range of sustainable transport/travel initiatives to the public and to your employees/visitors. There's some good stuff planned all over the UK e.g. Aberdeen, Glasgow, York, Nottingham, Exeter, Lambeth and Hackney, which you'll hear about next time. Even if you haven't planned anything yet, there's still time to convey the key messages to your employees and visitors.

Reminder: Our Annual Conference is 31 January 2019 in Birmingham, with the theme 'Innovation and Change in Mobility Management: What's New and What's Next?'. The Call for Papers, Sponsors and Exhibitors is open and can be found below in this issue. Many thanks to SYSTRA, our headline sponsor.

The EPOMM E-Update for September has not yet been published, but look out for it on the News section of Epomm.eu next week. The theme is 'The importance of Mobility Management for Ports, Islands and Tourist Destinations'. There will also be a link to it from the Acttravelwise.org news section.

A combined London/South East regional meeting with associated training will be announced soon, along with other autumn events as details are confirmed.

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News

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Take Part in TravelWise Week 2018

In response to high demand, Act TravelWise is co-ordinating TravelWise Week 2018. The week-long campaign will be held at the same time as, and in co-operation with, European Mobility Week (EMW) - 16-22 September 2018. This year's theme is 'Mix and Move!', focusing on multi-modality - the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips. You are invited to get involved - whether you represent a local authority, transport operator, business, university, health care provider or even just as an individual. It's an opportunity to engage with the public and other partners broadly on the theme of transport and travel in a number of ways.

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Annual Conference 2019 Call for Papers

Act TravelWise is holding its Annual Conference & AGM on Thursday 31 January 2019 in Birmingham, with the theme 'Innovation and Change in Mobility Management: What's New and What's Next?' The call for papers has been issued, with a submission deadline of Friday 28 September 2018. The announcement also includes a call for sponsors and exhibitors.

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Urban Transport Group Launches Health and Wellbeing Hub

Professionals working in the transport and health sectors can work more closely with one another to improve health outcomes in the UK, the Urban Transport Group has said today. The statement comes as the Urban Transport Group unveils its new ‘Health and Wellbeing Hub’. The hub provides a digital, one stop shop, which brings together a wide range of resources that health and transport professionals need to understand one another, and to work more effectively together.

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Liftshare Celebrates 20 Years of Sharing

On Saturday 18 August 2018, Liftshare celebrated its second decade as a business as we turned 20 years old! It all began when, as a student, Liftshare CEO Ali Clabburn needed a low-cost way to get home to Norfolk from University of Bristol for Christmas. He posted a request for a lift back to Norfolk on the student notice board, and the next day he had three lift offers! In 1998, Liftshare was born!

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Download Your Mobility Management Strategy Book

EPOMM, the European Platform on Mobility Management, has produced a 134-page resource titled 'Mobility Management Strategy Book'. The publication provides an overview of the best strategy practices on mobility management from each of the 11 Member States of EPOMM. Act TravelWise wrote the UK chapter.

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Events

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TravelWise Week - 16-22 September 2018

In response to high demand, Act TravelWise is co-ordinating TravelWise Week 2018. The week-long campaign will be held at the same time as, and in co-operation with, European Mobility Week (EMW) - 16-22 September 2018. This year's theme is 'Mix and Move!', focusing on multi-modality - the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips. You are invited to get involved - whether you represent a local authority, transport operator, business, university, health care provider or even just as an individual. It's an opportunity to engage with the public and other partners broadly on the theme of transport and travel in a number of ways.

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Transforming Public Transport in Leeds - 18 September 2018

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) will be hosting an Act TravelWise seminar on Transforming Public Transport in Leeds on Tuesday 18 September 2018. The event will feature WSP's work to upgrade Leeds' bus infrastructure via the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) and also provide an update on WYCA's work to implement smart ticketing. Registration is now open.

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Britain's Smart Cities - 19 September 2018

The Telegraph is proud to present the fourth annual Britain’s Smart Cities conference, the only UK-focused gathering bringing together 300 city budget-holders and business leaders to provide a citizen-first, digital vision for smart cities.

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Collaborative Mobility Conference - 26-27 September 2018

Future mobility could be great. People’s mobility lifestyles could lead to lower impact, fairer transport that help to deliver better places. This is good mobility. A key part of this will be collaborative mobility – shared cars, bikes & rides. This conference in London on 26-27 September 2018 will help develop the broader agenda of good mobility beyond the focus of AVs and MaaS.

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Active Travel is Good Business - 9 October 2018

Employers have made substantial improvements in employee satisfaction, well-being and health by implementing schemes to encourage walking and cycling to work. At this free event, your company can learn from some of the best schemes implemented and hear how to emulate them in your own workplace.
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North West Regional Meeting - 18 October 2018

The next North West regional meeting will take place at WSP's Manchester Deansgate office on 18 October 2018 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. The meeting is open to presentations from members and partners. On the agenda so far is an update on the LCWIP programme and Manchester BeeLines. To confirm your attendance or to offer a presentation, please contact our Regional Representative, Sean Ford.

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Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 31 January 2019

Act TravelWise will be holding its Annual Conference & AGM on Thursday 31 January 2019 in Birmingham, with the theme 'Innovation and Change in Mobility Management: What's New and What's Next?'. A call for papers and call for sponsors and exhibitors has been issued. Registration will open in September 2018. Click below to read more about the theme for 2019.

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