Act TravelWise

15/03/2016


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Welcome

Hello and welcome to our March e-bulletin.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events, such as our workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) on 18 March at Smarter Travel 2016 in Milton Keynes or our DfT Economic Appraisal Workshop on 23 March in Bristol. Both are featured in this e-bulletin.

All of our own events are free for members sending one delegate, and our partners' events have discounted rates, as part of our effort to ensure that membership is excellent value for money.

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

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 nearly 4,000 people. Also anyone may send in any email addresses that you'd like added to our e-bulletin distribution list, to enquiries@acttravelwise.org.

Featured News

Featured News  

ENDURANCE E-Update March 2016

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, which is copy edited by Act TravelWise, has a theme of 'Monitoring and Evaluation' and is introduced as follows:

Regular monitoring, review and reporting is one of the seven principles for SUMP set by the European Commission in the Urban Mobility Package. In this e-update we will explore the phases of the sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) process in which monitoring and evaluation are needed. We will show examples from the ENDURANCE cities and include useful tools and documents, especially from the NISTO project that recently came to a close.

Note that in the UK we have an informal network of 20 local authorities on LTP/SUMP matters. Profiles of each of these local authorities can be found in the right-hand menu here. The profiles include links to the LTP documents themselves where possible.

Featured Event

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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News

News  

New Board Members for 2016

Act TravelWise is pleased to welcome our newest Board members, Prea Duhra and Andy Winmill. Both were elected at the 2016 AGM on 28 January. Their profiles can now be found on the Board Members web page. Any additional candidates for the Board who are Act TravelWise members may present themselves at any time.

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News  

ENDURANCE E-Update February 2016

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 'Sustainable Mobility in Small Cities and Rural Areas'.

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Events

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  

3rd European Conference on SUMPs - 12-13 April 2016

This is the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice. More than 300 delegates from across Europe have already registered to attend this free event and the number of places available has been increased. We recommend that you register quickly to avoid dissappointment.

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Featured Event  

Mobility for an Ageing Population - 19 April 2016

Europe’s ageing population is one of the largest issues faced by its societies. In the UK, the 65+ population is expected to rise by 50% over the next 17 years. Such rapid increases pose major challenges to the provision transport and the design of accessible places. This demographic shift is occurring at a time of decline for rural bus services, and a changing landscape for mobility and transport provision. Act TravelWise members entitled to 30% discount off registration.

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Featured Event  

London & South East Regional Meeting - 21 April 2016

We hope that you have enjoyed last year's Best Practice Workshops in the London region held jointly with WestTrans. We are now planning to hold a general meeting for members only. This is a joint meeting for both London and the South East regions. The meeting will be a chance to connect with other members, discuss the direction of the organisation and share information. The event will also include a site visit and is likely to be followed by drinks at a nearby pub.

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