Act TravelWise

18/05/2020


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Whilst most of us have settled into a quieter life of working from home and living locally, we're starting to see the green shoots of recovery in the sustainable transport arena. Cities around the world are reclaiming space from motor vehicles. Will it blossom into the 'Active Travel Spring'? Brighton & Hove has been an early leader with a scheme in place from 20 April, and London has emerged as a global leader among the C40 cities. Bristol has just announced it will implement pedestrianisation plans that campaigners have been pushing for for a decade!

We at Act TravelWise aim to keep our members and partners abreast of these developments and in a strong position to take action locally. We've already held three webinars since the lockdown began, and all of the recordings and presentations are available in the members' area of our website.

Our upcoming webinars and web meetings:

• COVID-19 Webinar: Key Worker Transport, with First, Zeelo, Enterprise Car Club and Cyclehoop on Wednesday 27 May, 2 pm

• Act TravelWise AGM & Pan-Regional Web Meeting, on Tuesday 16 June, 2 pm

• COVID-19 Webinar: Impacts on Transport Emissions and Air Quality, with David Carslaw of Ricardo, Greg Archer of T&E and Dr Rachel Nethery (invited) of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on Thursday 18 June, 2 pm

Places are filling up quickly (capped at 100), but if they're sold out, join the waiting list and you'll still be sent the recording and presentation PDFs afterwards.

The webinars are not funded or sponsored, so if you're not already a member, we would really appreciate your support. We're offering a half price first year membership for local authorities 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.

Today, registration for TravelWise Week / European Mobility Week has opened! Any local authority or organisation with an interest should register, regardless of any concrete plans at this stage.

Other plans are afoot! If you have ideas for webinars 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!

News

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£2 Billion Package to Create New Era for Cycling and Walking

Far more people will be cycling and walking thanks to plans to boost greener, active transport, launched today (9 May 2020) by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps .

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Free COVID-19 Support for Local Authorities

Commonplace has developed a number of free apps designed to help local authorities manage through the COVID-19 crisis and into what is expected to be a longish recovery period.

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Active Travel Studies Journal to be Launched in Autumn

We at the Active Travel Academy are excited to pre-announce the launch of our new open-access journal, Active Travel Studies. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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EPOMM E-Update on Climate Change Mitigation

On 28 April 2020, EPOMM (European Platform on Mobility Management) published its latest e-update on the topic of climate change mitigation, which is now available to read online.

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Guidance Published on COVID-19 Safer Travel

New guidance published today (12 May 2020) provides advice on how passengers should make journeys safely, following the publication of the government’s roadmap and strategy for the next phase of the pandemic. It urges people to consider cycling, walking or driving to help ensure there is enough capacity for those who need to travel on public transport to do so safely.

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Events

Featured Event  

Smart Transport Webinars - 9 April to 21 May 2020

Smart Transport is hosting a series of six free webinars between 9 April and May 21 that offer access to over 18 presentations and hours of content and Q&As from experts on the future of mobility. The webinars replace the seminar sessions that would have been available at the Smart Transport Conference on 17 March, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Featured Event  

COVID-19 Webinar: Key Worker Transport - 27 May 2020

This webinar will look at the range of key worker transport initiatives being organised during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Presenting organisations include First, Zeelo, Enterprise Car Club and Cyclehoop. Members may register up to 10 of their employees without charge.

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Featured Event  

Act TravelWise AGM & Pan-Regional Web Meeting - 16 June 2020

On Tuesday 16 June, the Act TravelWise Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in combination with a pan-regional web meeting for our members UK-wide to share their knowledge and experience. It's an opportunity to get more involved in the association and network online among the membership during the lockdown period.

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COVID-19 Webinar: Impacts on Transport Emissions and Air Quality - 18 June 2020

This free webinar will look at COV-19 impacts on transport emissions and air quality, based on air quality monitoring stations and other data. As UK road transport has fallen to 1955 levels prompting a clear fall in air pollution, now is the time to assess what can be learned from this and decide how to proceed when coming out of the pandemic.

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Transport Practitioners' Meeting - 2-3 September 2020

TPM is a major annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM 2020 will take place in London from 2-3 September (postponed from June).

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