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Happy New Year! We hope you can join us next week for the Act TravelWise Annual Conference (26-28 January), filled with timely presentations on cutting-edge transport/travel work from throughout the UK and beyond. 

'Creating a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World' is the theme, with the conference to be held over three days in six webinar sessions. Members (including those just joining now) get unlimited free conference places for their employees. For others it is £40, or £12 per session.

Regional web meetings are being organised, with the Northern England Regional Web Meeting announced for 25 February. Registration is now open. The first half of the meeting, with presentations from West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Covid-19 travel survey), Mott MacDonald and SYSTRA (on Active Travel Fund implementation), is open to members from any region.

The recordings and presentations from all previous webinars are in the Members' Area of the website (member access only).

If you're not already a member, we would really appreciate your support. It's easy to join and you can do this by completing our Membership Form.

Other plans are afoot! If you have ideas for webinars/web meetings or wish to lead one yourself, or if your company would like to sponsor one or more webinars or e-bulletins, please do get in touch. Thank you for reading!

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One Week to Go!: Act TravelWise Annual Conference 2021

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The Act TravelWise Annual Conference will be held in the form of six online sessions held between 26-28 January 2021. The theme?: 'Creating a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World - Local, Connected, Clean & Active'.

Register now via Eventbrite! All are welcome. Free delegate places for members are unlimited. Non-member registration from £12 to £40 + VAT. For the full programme, see our Event Page.


• Opening Session sponsored by Cyclehoop
• Localisation & Proximity Planning
• Connected & Integrated Transport sponsored by BetterPoints Ltd
Clean Air & Decarbonising Transport sponsored by Commonplace
Boosting Active Travel & Micro-mobility sponsored by SYSTRA
• Closing Session with pub-style transport and travel quiz

Featuring (in surname order):

• Professor Jillian Anable, DecarboN8 and Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
• Ross Basnett of FleetonDemand (Mobilleo), the supplier for Scotland's rural MaaS app
• Irene Beautyman, Planning for Place Programme Manager, Improvement Service, on 20-Minute Neighbourhoods in Scotland
• Guy Boulby, Head of Cycling and Walking, Department for Transport, on the Active Travel Fund and other DfT initiatives
• Mary Creagh, Chief Executive Officer, Living Streets and former MP
• Peter Edwards, Principal Clean Air Zone Officer, Birmingham City Council
• Lorna Finlayson, Scotland Director, CoMoUK, on Free Bike Share in Edinburgh and Glasgow
• Deborah Fox, Head of Demand Management, Transport for West Midlands
• Randall Ghent, Business Operations Manager, Act TravelWise, with an Introduction to Proximity Planning
• Nicola Kane, Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester
• Anthony Lau, Founder and Design Director, Cyclehoop
• Professor Glenn Lyons, Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England, on 'Walking as a Service'
• James Mant, 20-Minute Neighbourhood Policy and Programme Lead, Government of Victoria, Australia (pre-recorded)
• Catriona Meehan, Head of Policy, Communication & Sustainability, Wind Mobility, on the Nottingham E-Scooter Trial
• Dr Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy, Department for Transport
• Professor Carlos Moreno, Advisor to the City of Paris on 15-Minute Cities, Scientific Director of the Chair eTi, Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris
• Frank Roach, Partnership Manager, HITRANS, on rail decarbonisation
• Ranald Robertson, Director, HITRANS, on the Go-Hi project
• Salvador Rueda, Fundación de Ecologia Urbana y Territorial (invited), on Barcelona's Superblocks
• Bruno Van Loveren, Strategy and Programming Director, Mobility Planning Authority, Brussels Capital Region (invited)

Theme description:

The Covid landscape in transport and urbanism has brought in a host of changes – some positive, some negative and some still with a high degree of uncertainty. Rather than just letting things go ‘back to normal’ or change for the worse, we have an opportunity to shape our future according to a positive vision, building upon models developed in Paris, Milan and closer to home.

We have learned to appreciate the sense of place and sense of community that comes with spending more time locally. We have rediscovered walking and cycling, with councils taking steps to make active travel more viable for more journeys. We have found that so many of our previous trips were not as necessary as we had assumed.

At this conference, we will take the next step and focus on cutting-edge measures that can be introduced to support these positive trends, and to discourage a return to ‘the old normal’.

For the full programme, see our Event Page.

Register now via Eventbrite! All are welcome. Free delegate places for members are unlimited. Non-member registration from £12 to £40 + VAT. 

For further information, please contact Randall Ghent at [email protected] / 07960 180851.



Transport Practitioners' Meeting 2021 Call for Papers

The call for papers for the Transport Practitioners' Meeting (to be held 7-8 July 2021) is now open. The deadline for papers is 28 January 2021. 

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'Urban Life and Proximity at the Time of Covid-19?' Published

'Urban Life and Proximity at the Time of Covid-19?' by Carlos Moreno is now available as a multi-lingual e-book, in advance of the author's appearance at the Act TravelWise Annual Conference on 26 January 2021.

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Member Discount on PTRC Courses

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Featured Event  

Act TravelWise Annual Conference - 26-28 January 2021

All welcome! Register now! The Act TravelWise Annual Conference will be held in the form of several online sessions held between 26-28 January 2021. The theme?: 'Creating a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World - Local, Connected, Clean & Active'.

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Northern England Regional Meeting - 25 February 2021

Act TravelWise's Northern England regions will have their first combined web meeting on Thursday 25 February 2021, featuring presentations on WYCA's Covid-19 Transport Survey , ITS Leeds “E-bike use in the Lake District during Covid -19 and on Active Travel Fund implementation from Chester and Cheshire West and other Northern local authority areas. The first half (presentations) may be attended by members and non members from any region.

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