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Hello and welcome to our August e-bulletin.

Our two main stories this month:

  1. Thanks to Diva Creative, we now have customisable posters and image resources ready for TravelWise Week, to be held 16-22 September in alignment with the dates and theme of European Mobility Week. Please have a look and see how you can get involved and organise locally.
  2. The call for papers, sponsors and exhibitors for our 2018 Annual Conference & AGM (to be held 25 January 2018 in Birmingham) has been published. The deadline for papers is 1 September.
    We hope to hear from many of you looking to participate on both fronts.

The idea of limiting car use - including electric vehicle use - in urban areas has re-entered mainstream policy discussion in the UK (see Guardian article). In line with this theme, the conference 'Making Traffic-Free Spaces in Towns and Cities' on 15 September in Bristol is for planners, transport planners and councillors in towns and cities considering improvements that involve removing traffic.

Our training and events programme for the autumn will be announced early next month, along with various regional meetings throughout the country. Events are normally free for members sending one delegate, with fees applicable for non-members. We're increasingly seeking to hold trainings before/after regional meetings on the same day in the same venue.

On the job front, in addition to the WestTrans job post in the sidebar, a number of new TfGM and Transport for the North posts can be found here.

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.

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 4,500 people. Also anyone may submit email addresses that you'd like added to our e-bulletin distribution list here.

Featured News

Featured News  

TravelWise Week is Back! - 16-22 September 2017

In response to high demand, Act TravelWise is re-launching TravelWise Week. The week-long campaign will be held at the same time as, and in co-operation with, European Mobility Week (EMW) - 16-22 September 2017.

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:

  1. encouraging modal shift and physical activity by offering various types of incentives (e.g. travel discounts, passes), support (e.g. PTP, cycle training), useful information (e.g. maps, timetables), education and motivation
  2. showcasing new or planned infrastructure improvements (e.g. new cycling/walking routes, pedestrian zones, public space enhancements, new cleaner buses)
  3. increasing awareness, support and momentum for local initiatives through face-to-face interaction

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The campaign will use the 2017 theme "Sharing gets you further", focusing on one of the things that makes us human - sharing. The power of sharing increases with the application of intelligent systems to connect people, modes and operators into one sustainable seamless journey. For example, in The Netherlands the growth in car share has taken it from 3,000 trips to 25,000 trips in eight years, whilst 'classic' car share usage stayed fairly static. The growth has all been in peer to peer networks via apps like Bla Bla Car.

The theme will allow you to engage all kinds of companies in your campaign, e.g. app developers and others in the tech sector, car share and car rental companies, shopping centres and any companies with an interest in reducing demand on their car parks.

You have the option of using the TravelWise Week or European Mobility Week (EMW) branding for your local events and activities. Act TravelWise is providing TravelWise Week logos and posters (downloads below), web resources, regional support networks, contacts and links to the EMW campaign e.g. campaign materials and design materials. Our campaign co-ordinator Don Kent (07931 978771, [email protected]) will be happy to support and steer your efforts.

Regardless of which branding you use, please register your participation on the European Mobility Week website, where you will find one registration link for 'Cities' and another for 'Businesses, NGOs, Schools and Other Actors'. Don has even offered to complete the registration form on your behalf. Registration will also make you eligible for awards.

Let's start organising now for the 2017 campaign and make it a year to remember!

Poster Resources (courtesy Diva Creative):

  • poster image - available at 600x831px (JPG) for web use and 249x345px (JPG) for social media use
  • A4 poster - non-customisable (PDF)
  • A4 poster - with 'empty belly' for adding local event info (PDF) (DOCX)
  • A5 double-sided customisable flyer - with all transport modes on front (PDF) (DOCX)
  • A5 double-sided customisable flyer - with cyclists only on front (PDF) (DOCX)
  • A5 double-sided customisable flyer - with pedestrians only on front (PDF) (DOCX)

Image Resources (courtesy Diva Creative):

  • logo - available at 2298x1845px (JPG) and 167x125px (JPG)
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  • cyclist graphic - 1195x742px (JPG)
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Featured Event

Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 25 January 2018

The UK and much of the world are experiencing profound social, economic and technological changes - addressed at last year's Annual Conference on 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'. On 25 January 2018, with the theme of 'Forward Thinking, Future Planning', we will take this to the  next level, exploring the long-term planning that is required in response to these changes.

A future focus need not be 'futuristic' in the science fiction sense; it can equally be about developing positive community-led visions to help shape the future or 'building in' resilience to change. Voices from Central Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other key influencers will serve to ground the theme within the current planning context.

Click below to read more, where you will find the draft programme, registration link and opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors.

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EPOMM E-Update on Mobility and Tourism

EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management - has released its July 2017 e-update (published 1 August) on the topic of Mobility and Tourism. This e-update explore some outstanding case studies on this topic, where sustainable mobility has been implemented as part of broader plans for sustainable tourism.

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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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Featured Event  

Cycle to Work Day - 13 September 2017

Act TravelWise is proud to support Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day. Why – because cycling to work is brilliant! It’s an easy way to boost your health and fitness, improve your wellbeing and show some love to the environment.

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Featured Event  

Making Traffic-Free Spaces in Towns and Cities - 15 September 2017

The Centre for Transport & Society at University of the West of England is organising a conference in Bristol on making traffic-free spaces. It will be held on 15 September 2017 in central Bristol. You will hear from the people leading traffic removal projects today in London, Leicester, Cambridge, and Taunton. You will hear from a developer about the potential for new housing in traffic-free areas and the conference will finish with smaller workshop sessions, to exchange experience of what works, what doesn't and how these leading cities have overcome barriers and opposition to make it all happen.

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Featured Event  

Creating Active Communities Conference - 21 September 2017

Why Sports Media Group is proud to present the Creating Active Communities Conference - Investing in National Health and Wellbeing, to be held at The Royal Society of Medicine, Wimple Street, London on 21 September 2017. Act TravelWise members receive a 20% discount on delegate places.

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Featured Event  

UK Bike Share Conference - 27-28 September 2017

Bikeplus has announced that the second UK Bike Share Conference will be held in Manchester from 27-28 September 2017. Registration is now open and the programme is available online.

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Featured Event  

South West Regional Meeting - 10 October 2017

The next South West Act TravelWise meeting will be in Trowbridge on 10 October 2017. We are making this a 'demo' meeting, where suppliers can come and spend 20 minutes showing off a piece of software or hardware that would impress our attendees, who are interested in a range of sustainable transport initiatives.

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Featured Event  

Smarter Travel LIVE! Conference - 19-20 October 2017

Smarter Travel LIVE! - the UK’s largest gathering of sustainable transport experts and practitioners - will be held from 19-20 October 2017 at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes. The conference aims to address the principal planning and policy issues facing practitioners with regards to the future of mobility services. As a conference partner, Act TravelWise is able to offer a 25% discount on delegate places to its members. More information including a programme and registration details will be available soon.

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