Act TravelWise

02/09/2020


Upcoming Events

Featured Jobs

 

Yes, it's September already and TravelWise Week is just two weeks away! (Be sure to see our registration announcement in this issue.) We're kicking off the week with two webinars:

• Emergency Active Travel Fund: Plans and Implementation at Local Level, Monday 14 September, 2 pm

Many English local and combined authorities are busy implementing Emergency Active Travel Fund projects, and in our 14 September webinar we're bringing together some of the leaders in this area, including Brighton & Hove Council. We're also 'internationalising' the webinar with a presentation from Athens, Greece on their efforts to improve conditions for cycling and walking through the 'Grand Walk' project.

• Post-Covid Public Transport: Adaptations in Bus and Rail, Tuesday 15 September, 2 pm

Then on 15 September, we go into public transport mode (or rather, two modes), where our webinar will inform you of the latest developments and strategic direction in bus and rail in the post-covid context, including the marketing and communications questions.

Places are filling up quickly (capped at 100), but if they're sold out, join the waiting list. Members on the waiting list will be given places; others will still be sent the recording and presentation PDFs afterwards even if spaces don't free up.

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.

Note the job announcement in the sidebar: Sustainable Travel Plan Coordinator at Smarter Travel Ltd. The short application deadline is only tentative, so don't let that put you off applying.

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!

News

News  

Registration Open for TravelWise Week / European Mobility Week 2020

Towns and cities across Europe and further afield are encouraged to register their participation in European Mobility Week 2020, promoted as TravelWise Week in the UK.

› Read more
News  

ITP's 'Travel Plans 365' Module Available Free

Preparing to return to the workplace? ITP has created a new Travel Plans 365 module that offers useful tips for adapting to a post-Covid world, and which ensure employees can travel safely and sustainably. Available for free.

› Read more
News  

Zeelo Guest Blog - Providing a Safe Commute is Now a C-Suite Conversation

"Never has a safe and convenient commute been more important than what we see today", argues Sam Ryan of Zeelo.

› Read more
News  

Half Price First Year Membership for Local Authorities

Local authorities that are not currently Act TravelWise members are being offered a half price offer for the first year of their membership, so they can join for just £187.50. In addition, from January 2020 all local authorities (not including combined authorities and regional bodies) will be on the £375 rate, whereas previously they were divided between £375 and £495 rates depending on their size. These measures are part of the Act TravelWise 2020 membership drive.

› Read more
News  

EPOMM E-Update on Improving Conditions for Cycling

On 29 July 2020, EPOMM (European Platform on Mobility Management) published its latest e-update on the topic of improving conditions for cycling, based on experience with the CIVITAS Handshake project.

› Read more

Events

Featured Event  

The Emergency Active Travel Fund: Plans and Implementation at the Local Level - 14 September 2020

On 2 July 2020, the Department for Transport announced the list of authorities to receive funding under the Emergency Active Travel Fund. Since then, these authorities have been working to get their plans ready. In this webinar on 14 September at the start of TravelWise Week, we'll hear from a mix of combined authorities and local authorities who will share their ambitious plans and how they intend to implement them on the ground to benefit local residents. To add an international perspective, we'll then hear from Athens - one of the leading cities across Europe also taking the opportunity to introduce a step-change in active travel infrastructure.

› Read more
Featured Event  

Post-Covid Public Transport: Adaptations in Bus and Rail - 15 September 2020

In this webinar on 15 September, we'll hear from bus and rail operators on how they're adapting services to the 'new normal', how they're seeking to bring back customers, and what the 'future normal' might look like.

› Read more
Featured Event  

World Car Free Day Summit - 21-22 September 2020

Join us to celebrate and debate ways to accelerate the transition to traffic-free city centres in London and around the world. Co-produced by London Car Free Day and Menged Le Sew (Open Streets Ethiopia). Multiple sessions held over two days. Free registration.

› Read more
Featured Event  

Save the Date - Act TravelWise Annual Conference - 28 January 2021

Mark your calendars!: The Act TravelWise Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 28 January 2021 (in the case of a 'live' conference). In the case of an online-only format, which is looking increasingly likely due to Covid, sessions will be spread over the course of 2-3 days between 26-28 January.

› Read more