Act TravelWise

20/02/2020


Upcoming Events

 

Greetings sustainable transport professionals! If you're not already an Act TravelWise member and you're from a local authority, we're offering a half price first year membership as part of our 2020 membership drive. That's just £187.50! It's easy to join and you can do this by completing our Membership Form. 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' training and events.

As our 30 January Annual Conference has now passed, this month we present a report on the successful event (with its new interactive format) and a separate announcement of the winners of the TravelWise Week Awards presented there by Enterprise Car Club.

The Annual General Meeting this year is a separate event, taking place on 21 April in London hosted by SYSTRA. We hope to include member dialogue with the DfT as a highlight. A London & South East Regional Meeting will also take place on this day in the same venue, and we're looking for additional Regional Representatives to join the team.

But there's a lot more going on as the winter storms (hopefully) subside and we move into spring. Note that the 24 March Midlands Regional Meeting includes a webinar on Park and Ride which is open to those outside the region. And we're working with a couple of partners on  the 'Traffic Removal in Leeds' workshop on 2 April. 

The work also starts now for building up to TravelWise Week 2020 (16-22 September), under the theme 'Zero Emission Mobility for All' and the call to action 'Choose Your Move!'. This will be relevant for all towns and cities across the UK, as air pollution and climate change take centre stage.

We also have a new partnership in place with SmartGo this year, whereby our members can access a range of employee discounts for up to eight employees throughout the calendar year, with companies such as Arriva, First, Halfords and Enterprise. SmartGo is coordinated by our member Go Travel Solutions.

Other plans are afoot! 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. Thank you for reading!

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Half Price First Year Membership for Local Authorities

Local authorities that are not currently Act TravelWise members are being offered a half price offer for the first year of their membership, so they can join for just £187.50.

In addition, from January 2020 all local authorities (not including combined authorities and regional bodies) will be on the £375 rate, whereas previously they were divided between £375 and £495 rates depending on their size. These measures are part of the Act TravelWise 2020 membership drive.

A list of membership benefits can be found here.

Join us today by simply completing and returning our Membership Form!

News

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Annual Conference 2020 Post-Event Report

Thank you for everyone who joined us at the Act TravelWise Annual Conference on 30 January in Birmingham - especially to our presenters, exhibitors and sponsors. Click below for an overview of the event, conference feedback and how to get the presentation PDFs.

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TravelWise Week 2019 Award Winners Announced

The TravelWise Week Awards were presented at the Act TravelWise Annual Conference on 30 January 2020 in Birmingham, with three winners receiving awards - sponsored by Enterprise Car Club...

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SmartGo Employee Discount Scheme Extended to All Members

From 1 January 2020, Act TravelWise members will benefit from the SmartGo scheme, giving your staff free access to discounts and incentives to help make their commuting and leisure journeys cheaper, healthier or more sustainable. Each member organisation can enjoy 8 free staff accounts to distribute internally, valid for the full calendar year. Individual members are entitled to 1 free account. The package includes savings with e.g. Arriva, First, CrossCountry Trains, London Northwestern Railway, Railcards, Halfords and Enterprise. 

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EPOMM E-Update on Future Mobility

On 31 January 2020, EPOMM (European Platform on Mobility Management) published its latest e-update on the topic of future mobility and innovation. Read the e-update here.

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Member Discount on PTRC Courses

A discount has been arranged for Act TravelWise members wishing to attend courses organised by PTRC. Click below for details of upcoming courses.

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Events

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Midlands Regional Meeting - 24 March 2020

Update 18 March: The next Act TravelWise Midlands regional meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 24 March, is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. The webinar component, titled 'Park and Ride: The Good, the Bad and the Theory’, is also postponed but planning is underway. Please see the separate event listing for a 24 March webinar organised by CoMoUK, which is going ahead, along with our Traffic Removal in Leeds webinar on 2 April.

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North West Regional Meeting - 26 March 2020

Update 18 March: The next Act TravelWise North West regional meeting, scheduled for Thursday 26 March, is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Planning for webinar replacement content is underway. Please see the separate event listing for a 24 March webinar organised by CoMoUK, which is going ahead, along with our Traffic Removal in Leeds webinar on 2 April.

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Traffic Removal in Leeds: Reshaping the City for People - 2 April 2020

Updated to condensed webinar format on 2 April plus delay of main event - Leeds has seen a range of initiatives to reclaim space from motor vehicles to create people-friendly spaces. Some of these cutting-edge efforts are under development, both in the city centre and in new residential neighbourhoods. We will hear from the expert practitioners leading these initiatives in this free event on 2 April 2020.

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Act TravelWise Annual General Meeting - 21 April 2020

The Act TravelWise AGM will be hosted by SYSTRA in London on Tuesday 21 April 2020. All members are welcome and attendance is free of charge. The event will include an overview of current plans, opportunities to get involved as a director or Regional Representative, and small group work to steer the direction of the association. A representative from the Department for Transport has been invited with the aim of providing a forum for dialogue between the members and the DfT. Space is limited, so register now to secure your place!

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ECOMM in Cascais, Portugal - 3-5 June 2020

The Municipality of Cascais, together with EPOMM, proudly announces the opening of the Call for Presentations for the 23rd European Conference on Mobility Management – ECOMM 2020, which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 3-5 June 2020. The Call for Presentations deadline is 31 December 2019.

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Transport Practitioners' Meeting - 24-25 June 2020

TPM is a major annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM 2020 will take place at the University of Greenwich. Mark your calendars for 24-25 June!

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