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17/11/2016


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Welcome

Hello and welcome to our November e-bulletin.

Now's the time to register for our Annual Conference & AGM titled 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World' taking place in Birmingham on 17 January, sponsored by SYSTRA (formerly JMP). Please also note the opportunities for exhibitors.

We're very happy to have regional meetings scheduled in Yorkshire, the North East and the North West, as featured in this e-bulletin. Work is also taking place to develop a Wales regional group.

If you're not already an Act TravelWise member, it's easy to join and you can now do this via the Login/Join link at the top of our website. Among other benefits, this gives you a free place at the Annual Conference.

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  

Announcing the Business Travel Forum

Act TravelWise, in partnership with others, will shortly be launching a national Business Travel Forum. With a structure similar to the existing NHS Travel & Transport Managers' Forum, it will be an informal forum for businesses actively engaged in delivering sustainable travel solutions for their staff, visitors and those delivering to and servicing their premises. This will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and best practice.

Act TravelWise is looking for expressions of interest from organisations who would like to be part of shaping the scope and direction of the Forum. The Forum will be open to all private organisations irrespective of sector and size. An initial national event will be held once there is a 'critical mass' of interest.

If you wish to be part of this exciting development for UK sustainable travel sector, please contact Randall Ghent to confirm your interest as soon as possible.

Those in the public sector and transport consultancies are very welcome to nominate organisations that are likely to be interested in joining the Forum.

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 17 January 2017

'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'

Act TravelWise will hold its next Annual Conference & AGM on Tuesday 17 January 2017 as a full-day event at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel opposite New Street rail station in central Birmingham.

Now more than ever, individuals' travel behaviour is shifting and adapting in response to changes in their own circumstances, their communities, the economy and technology. Practioners in the travel and transport sector have the opportunity to help shape these changes in order to best address people's needs whilst favouring sustainable modes.

Registration is now open via Eventbrite and the programme is available online. Places are free for Act TravelWise members (first delegate, £50 each additional delegate). Sponsorship and exhibitor packages are also available, with a big discount for Act TravelWise members.

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News

News  

PlusBike Survey on Cycle-Rail Journeys

PlusBike, an initiative of the Rail Delivery Group (formerly ATOC) is running a survey through 20 November to understand how best to provide you with helpful information when you’re planning a rail journey with a cycle. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking part and as a thank you all completed surveys will be entered into a free prize draw where four lucky winners will win £25 worth of Amazon gift vouchers each.

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News  

EPOMM E-Update November 2016 - Road Safety

EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management* - has released its July 2016 e-update on the topic of Road Safety. The theme is described as follows:

Ever since humankind started sharing public space with vehicles, road safety has been a hot topic. Pedestrians and cyclists are most vulnerable and often this is an important barrier when promoting sustainable, active travel. This e-update is a journey into the history of road safety and explores the relationship with Mobility Management and sustainability.

Read the EPOMM E-Update here.

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News  

Transport Practitioners' Meeting 2017 Call for Papers

TPM is an annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to share knowledge, engage in constructive debates, and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession. The deadline for submitting an abstract is noon on Thursday 19 January 2017.

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News  

ECOMM 2017 Call for Presentations

We are happy to announce the opening of the Call for Presentations for the 21st European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2017, which will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 31 May to 2 June 2017.

The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming Up for Liveable Cities’. The ECOMM conference wants to explore how a continious improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised by working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services.

The deadline for papers is 16 December 2016.

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News  

Go Ultra Low Companies Scheme Takes Off

An article in FleetNews (1 Nov 2016) features five case studies of companies and other organisations that have committed to electric vehicles and joined the Go Ultra Low Companies initiative, which "acknowledges and rewards companies that have taken the industry lead and included significant numbers of electric vehicles on their fleets, with a commitment to add more before 2020."

The case studies include Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Saville Audio Visual, London Fire Brigade, University of the West of England and Galliford Try. See FleetNews to view the case studies.

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Events

Featured Event  

Cyclenation Conference - 19 November 2016

This year's Cyclenation - Cycling UK Campaigners Conference will be held in St Albans on Saturday 19 November. This will be followed by a 'cycling infrastructure safari' on Sunday 20 November in central London. Tickets are £15. For details and programme, see http://www.cyclenation.org.uk/conference

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Featured Event  

Development around Transport Hubs - 21 November 2016

The annual conference of the RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network, titled 'Development around Transport Hubs' will be held in Birmingham on Monday 21 November 2016 from 1 pm - 6 pm. The conference will explore the government's agenda for delivering housing around transport hubs, and discuss how we plan sustainable transit-oriented developments.

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Featured Event  

NHS Travel and Transport Managers' Forum - 4th Meeting - 24 November 2016

Following upon a successful and well attended third meeting of our NHS Travel & Transport Managers' Forum on 13 September, the forum's fourth meeting will be held on Thursday 24 November from 2:00-4:00 pm at BuroHappold in London, with an option to join via teleconference.

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Featured Event  

Better Places Symposium - 24 November 2016

Act TravelWise members will receive a 20% discount on registration for the first Better Places Symposium, Thursday 24 November at The KIA Oval in London. This event will look at how forward-thinking towns and cities are adopting new strategies and tactics to deliver safer, cleaner and people-friendly places.

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Featured Event  

Yorkshire & The Humber Regional Meeting - 7 December 2016

Following upon a regional launch event back in May, the second Yorkshire & The Humber regional meeting will be held in Leeds on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), Wellington House, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2DE (just across the road and to the left from Leeds Station). Titled 'The Future is…………Shared', the event will feature presentations from Alistair Kirkbride and Antonia Roberts of Carplus Bikeplus.

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Featured Event  

North East Regional Meeting - 12 December 2016

A launch meeting for the North East regional group will take place on Monday 12 December, 11 am to 2 pm at the Newcastle Civic Centre in the Carliol Room. Anyone interested in presenting or otherwise attending, please contact our North East Regional Representative Don Kent at don@acttravelwise.org or on 07931 978771.

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