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Hello and welcome to our October e-bulletin.

Autumn has arrived! It's a busy season at Act TravelWise, with regional meetings (see sidebar), project work, and preparations for our Annual Conference & AGM on 8 December. (Registration is now open via Eventbrite, and is free for members sending one delegate.)

The AGM is a chance to get more involved in the workings of the association, either on the Board (see related News item) or as a Regional Representative.

If you're not already a member, see our announcement below regarding our Membership Drive.

If you are an Act TravelWise member, 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, reaching nearly 4,000 people. Also send in any email addresses that you'd like added to our e-bulletin distribution list.

Featured News

Featured News  

Membership Drive 2015

We're on a mission to get 30 new members by the end of the year!

We have a lot to offer our members, from free exclusive events to free job postings in our monthly e-bulletin. We have active regional groups providing informal networking opportunities across the country, with more regions becoming active in the near future. We offer bespoke training opportunities for your employees in topics such as Personalised Travel Planning according to demand.

Join us today and see how we can help you be more effective in your work to promote sustainable travel.

To join, see our Member Rates & Benefits sheet, then download our Membership Form. Please email the completed form to [email protected]

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference - 28 January 2016

Act TravelWise is holding its Annual Conference and AGM on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Camden Centre in Central London.

As a highlight, the conference provides an early opportunity to hear directly from the Department for Transport regarding the Spending Review outcomes and new funding opportunities. This will be followed by afternoon workshops: 'Tips for Preparing Funding Bids' and 'How Active Travel Funding Bids are Appraised by DfT and LEPs'.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Goodwill MP (Minister of State for Transport)
  • Joe Irvin (Chief Executive, Living Streets)
  • Francesca Racioppi (European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization)
  • Philippe Crist (International Transport Forum, OECD)

The full-day event will also feature presentations and panels on topical issues in the sustainable transport field, relevant to practitioners in the public, private and third sectors. This content will be divided into two streams:

  1. active travel and health
  2. collaboration between local government and the private sector

The 'active travel and health' stream addresses the latest case studies and research on how walking and cycling promotion and infrastructure can lead to healthier communities. The second stream includes case studies of successful public-private sector collaboration.

The day offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities, and we very much hope you can join us. Please click below for the full programme and details or register now via Eventbrite.

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Seeking New Board Members - AGM 2015

Act TravelWise is seeking new Board members, from among the membership, to join the Board at the AGM on 8 December 2015 (see Annual Conference announcement). We are particularly looking for practitioners representing local authorities, academia and the health sector, particularly those with experience in fundraising and business development.

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SUMP Network Update - October 2015

The UK SUMP Network, an informal group convened through the ENDURANCE project on the theme of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, had its third meeting on Wednesday 30 September. Hosted by Atkins in Birmingham, the full-day workshop shared best practice on three themes: freight and logistics, places for people, and healthy and active travel.

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ENDURANCE E-Update September 2015

The latest ENDURANCE e-Update has been released, with a focus on 'The Case for Mobility Management in SUMPs'. ENDURANCE is a European project promoting the benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

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Featured Event  

Act TravelWise / WestTrans Workshop - 27 November 2015

Following a successful workshop in April, the next Act TravelWise/WestTrans event will be held on Friday 27 November from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at Palestra, the Transport for London office building opposite Southwark Underground Station. The event, with a freight and logistics theme, will be followed by a social in a nearby pub.

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Featured Event  

Vision Zero Conference - 19 January 2016

This event, at Camden Town Hall on 19 January 2016, is to mark the UK launch of Vision Zero - a multi-national road traffic safety campaign that aims to achieve a system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic or on our streets.

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