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Happy Friday! 

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 until 31 October and can be found below in this issue. Those who have sent in papers will be contacted shortly. Many thanks to SYSTRA, our headline sponsor.

We're launching an Autumn Membership Drive to bring in new members across the UK, so that we have the resources to be more effective in helping to promote sustainable travel. You can find all the information on membership benefits and fees here. You can direct any questions to [email protected] Existing members: Please help us spread the word.

We'll be holding an event on Travel Planning and Parking Management for Universities and Hospitals on Tues 12 March 2019 hosted by AECOM in Birmingham. Please email us with your university and hospital trust contacts so that we can build an up-to-date database of invitees and create an ongoing forum. If you have ideas for other events/training or wish to lead one yourself, please do get in touch.

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Our Member Login Area on 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.

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Annual Conference 2019 Call for Papers

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - Thursday 31 January 2019, Birmingham
'Innovation and Change in Mobility Management: What's New and What's Next?' - 31 Jan 2019

The field of mobility management is undergoing rapid change with new technologies and experimental shared transport ventures. How will these external changes affect the sector, in terms of new policies, practices and opportunities, as well as new skills and roles required? How will we develop the policies and legal frameworks to best manage these disruptive technologies? At the same time, how can we best access the innovation developed internally within the sustainable transport sector?

This year's Annual Conference will address these questions and more, as it seeks to equip transport practitioners with the tools needed to adapt to innovation and change. Through a series of six highly interactive workshops organised into two streams, we will share our knowledge and experience, working hands-on with leading practitioners and strategists in the field - and gaining inspiration and guidance to take back home.

Both conference streams will focus on the innovation that affects our work to improve our communities and the environment through reduced congestion and energy use, better air quality and a healthier, more active population.

Stream 1: What's New? - Innovation and Change Within the Sustainable Transport Sector

  • Businesses and Workplaces
  • Air Quality and Health
  • Active Travel

Stream 2: What's Next? - External Innovation and Change

  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Government Policy and Devolved Policy
  • Public Transport and Shared Transport

We're looking for papers that can provide or contribute to any of the six interactive sessions. This can be either a presentation or a group activity - all the better if a written case study, lessons learned review or guidance document can be provided as supporting documentation to be made available to delegates. Please supply this in DOCX or RTF format with the following:

  1. Title of presentation or group activity
  2. Description of presentation or group activity (up to 250 words)
  3. Name of the conference session (e.g. Businesses and Workplaces) that it is proposed for
  4. Your name, job title, organisation and contact details
  5. Your biography (up to 40 words) written in the third person

Please email your submission to [email protected] by Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Call for Sponsors:

We welcome enquiries. The following rates apply:

  • Headline 'Gold' Event Sponsor £1,750 (shared as co-sponsorship with SYSTRA)
    • prominent logo and recognition in all conference announcements/materials
    • logo and detailed profile in conference programme booklet
    • 3 x delegate places included
    • option to chair one of the six sessions (you can choose which one of those shown in the programme here)
    • option to co-chair the opening and closing sessions
    • logo on conference delegate bags
    • 2 x insert in conference bags
    • 5 x sponsorship with logo and prominent recognition in upcoming monthly e-bulletins
  • 'Silver' Event Sponsor £1,000 (up to 3 sponsors)
    • logo and recognition in all conference announcements/materials
    • logo and brief profile in conference programme booklet
    • 2 x delegate places included
    • option to chair one of the six sessions (you can choose which one of those shown in the programme here)
    • 1 x insert in conference bags
  • Exhibition Stand £475 / £975 (member / non-member)
    • 2.5m x 2.5m exhibition space with two trestle tables
    • located in Horton Bar area that serves as the conference entry, registration, catering and circulation area
    • exhibition space is limited to five stands, so you get the delegate attention that you deserve
    • logo and profile in conference programme booklet
    • 3 x delegate places included
    • 1 x insert in conference bags
  • Programme Advert £175 / £350 (half page / full page)
  • Delegate Bags £475
  • Lanyards £250
  • Insert in Delegate Bags £100

Call for Exhibitors:

We have four stands spaces available in the main circulation/catering area. Please get in touch to reserve your space ASAP.

Exhibition Stand - £475/£975 (member/non-member) includes:

  • 1 x exhibition stand (2.5x2.5m approx)
  • stand location in main circulation/catering area (download the floor plan)
  • logo and profile in conference programme booklet
  • 3 x delegate places
  • 1 x insert in conference bags

Please contact [email protected] to discuss sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.



EPOMM E-Update on Mobility Management for Ports, Islands and Tourist Destinations

EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management - has released its September 2018 e-update on the topic of 'The importance of Mobility Management for ports, islands and tourist destinations'. It addresses research, case studies, initiatives and strategies specifically relating to the the needs and requirements of visitors, port authorities, transport operators and freight operators.

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Review of Highway Code Set to Empower Cyclists and Pedestrians

The government is set to review guidance on how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians, as part of its ambition to drive down unnecessary deaths.

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New Glasgow Cycle Map Launched

Commissioned by Glasgow City Council in 2018, the new Glasgow Cycle Map has been designed by Pindar Creative to appeal to local residents and the many visitors that Glasgow attracts each year. Its launch coincided with the European Championships held in Glasgow in August 2018 with the hope that the event would see an uplift in cycling locally.

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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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Freelists Groups for Regional Networking

Spurred on by GDPR, Act TravelWise has established email groups via to facilitate networking among its regional networks. So far there are four groups set up. If you are an Act TravelWise member in one of four regions (Yorkshire & The Humber, Midlands, South West, South East), you can now send a 'subscribe' email to join the appropriate group.

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Featured Event  

Transport Planning Camp - 7 November 2018

Transport Planning Camp is an unconference that will bring together transport planners, engineers, technologists, social activists, academics and others interested in the intersection of transport, technology, and our lives. It will take place at the Open Data Institute in Leeds.

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Cycling + Walking Innovations - 5 December 2018

This second annual event, organised by Landor LINKS for the Department of Transport, focusses on how cycling and walking is supporting the Government's Industrial Strategy. Act TravelWise is supporting this event and a 15% discount has been arranged for our members.

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London and South East Regional Meeting - 18 December 2018

The London and South East regional groups will hold a joint meeting and workshop on Tuesday 18 December, hosted by Mott MacDonald in Croydon. A workshop on Mobility as a Service & Future Mobility will take place from 10:30-12:30, followed by the regional meeting from 1-3 pm. There are separate registrations required for each.

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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?'. The programme has been published and registration is open. Keynote speakers: Darren Shirley, CEO of Campaign for Better Transport and Dr Rachel Aldred of University of Westminster.

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