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Hello and welcome to our June e-bulletin.

Congratulations to those who were successful with Sustainable Travel Transition Year funding! A list of winning bids is linked from the featured news item below. We are working to support those considering consortium bids for the Access Fund, so do get in touch if interested. Also as mentioned further down, please feel free to use our LinkedIn group as a discussion forum on this and other topics.

This e-bulletin features a number of events where Act TravelWise members receive a substantial discount (up to 55%), so do have a look. If you're not already a member, it's easy to join and you can now do this via the Login/Join link at the top of our website.

Please note that regional meetings and job postings are now found in the sidebar of the e-bulletin.

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 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  

Sustainable Travel Transition Year - Winning Bids Announced

Councils across the country have won nearly £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport, it was announced today (Tuesday 24 May).

The funding is being given out for 23 sustainable travel initiatives across England that boost local economies by supporting people’s ambitions -  offering cheap, clean and healthy travel options to access jobs and education opportunities.

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said: “Green transport cuts congestion and improves air quality. It also offers the cheapest and healthiest way for people to access jobs and education.

“The schemes will make a real difference for residents and help provide better air quality for everyone. Our £21m funding shows we are committed to improving lives through investment in sustainable transport.”

Successful local authorities demonstrated they could cut emissions, support social and economic growth and increase cycling and walking in their areas.

This funding continues the government’s commitment to green transport. Over £300 million is committed to support cycling and walking over this Parliament. More than £6 billion will be provided for local road maintenance up to 2021 benefitting cyclists as well as motorists, with well-surfaced roads and cycle paths.

The government also aims to make almost every car and van zero emission by 2050 with £2 billion work of measures committed since 2011 to green transport schemes. This has funded thousands of low emissions buses introduced by bus operators on routes across England.

List of successful bidders:

Featured Event

Featured Event  

Transport & Health Dragons’ Den-style Event - 27 June

UCL Transport Institute is inviting submissions for a travel behaviour change Dragons’ Den-style event. The aim is to identify one or more well-defined interventions which have the potential to make a significant impact on the nation’s travel behaviour, and individuals’ activity levels in particular.

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European Mobility Week 2016 - Theme & Resources

European Mobility Week returns in September 2016 (16-22 Sept), and now is the time to start organising local campaigns! The theme for the 2016 is 'Smart and sustainable mobility - an investment for Europe'. A newly released Communications Toolkit provides all the logos, graphics, templates and guidelines that you may need. You can also download 'best practice guides' with case studies from local campaigns in 2015 and previous years.

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Act TravelWise LinkedIn Discussion Forum

Act TravelWise maintains a 'group' on LinkedIn where you can post discussion items and announcements. Please feel free to use this forum whether you are new to the sustainable transport/travel field or a more seasoned practitioner. To join the group, visit

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Active Travel: A Briefing for Local Authorities

This guide from Public Health England (published 16 May 2016) suggests a range of practical action for local authorities, from overall policy to practical implementation. It highlights the importance of community involvement and sets out steps for transport and public health practitioners.

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Transports Publics Exhibition - Free Tickets Available - 14-16 June 2016

Transports Publics, the European Mobility Exhibition, is the biennial exhibition for all the key players in public transport and sustainable mobility from across Europe. Free tickets are available to attend the three-day event in Paris being held from 14-16 June 2016.

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Transport Practitioners' Meeting - 29-30 June 2016

Act TravelWise is proud to be a Supporter of the 14th annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) taking place from 29-30 June 2016 in Nottingham. TPM is an important annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. A 10% discount on registration is available for Act TravelWise members.

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Sustainable Transport and Economic Development Conference - 5 July 2016

Integrating sustainable transport and economic development is increasingly relevant, given the need to demonstrate value for money in public projects. This conference will showcase how the sustainable transport sector works with other policy areas to deliver shared priorities. The conference will be held on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at The Forum in Southend-on-Sea.

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Seamless Integration: Cycling & Public Transport - 14 July 2016

This event is hosted by Microsoft Research in Cambridge, a city which has the best cycling infrastructure catering for the highest modal share of trips made by bicycle of any city in the UK. Delegates will have the chance to hear from the project leaders for the cycle schemes and site visits will allow delegates to view the infrastructure first hand. Join us this July in Cambridge to understand what makes a great station cycle hub and a great cycling city.

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Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 17 January 2017

'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'

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.

The Act TravelWise Annual Conference will address a range of questions such as:

  • What is the future role of the car in the smart city?
  • How can workplaces, hospitals and universities best adapt to future travel needs and encourage a step-change in travel behaviour?
  • How can we best work with LEPs and use capital funding to encourage walking and cycling?
  • How can we bring the benefits of the 'new sharing economy' to smaller towns and rural areas?
  • What is the future role of 'leaner' local authorities in behaviour change?
  • How can local authorities and transport operators work together to improve air quality and minimise the negative impacts of HGV freight movements?
  • What are the expected impacts, both positive and negative, of new transport technologies?
  • How can we improve quality of life by discouraging excessive travel?
  • How should policy makers support social, economic and environmental sustainability when responding to changes in technology and lifestyles?

Date and Location:

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 - revisiting the venue of our December 2014 conference. The AGM will take place at the end of the day whilst the conference continues in the adjacent meeting room.

Call for papers:

We issued a call for papers with a deadline of Wednesday 31 August. Abstracts were requested in the form of an MS Word or RTF file containing: (a) a presentation title, (b) a 250-word description, (c) a 40-word speaker biography and (d) speaker contact details. There is still some space available in the programme as of mid-September. Please contact Randall Ghent at ASAP if you didn't yet have a chance to prepare an abstract.

Sponsors and exhibitors:

We welcome enquiries. The following rates apply:

  • Exclusive Event Sponsor £2,750 (includes 3 x conference adverts in Local Transport Today with sponsor logo, plus exposure in all conference announcements/materials)
  • Exhibition Stand £475 / £975 (member / non-member)
  • Drinks Reception Sponsor £750
  • Programme Advert £175 / £350 (half page / full page)
  • Delegate Bags £475
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