Whether you’re in the public, private or third sector, a strong economic rationale is increasingly needed to justify a shift from private car use to sustainable, accessible transport options. It is no longer enough to demonstrate positive health outcomes, positive modal shift or improved quality of life. In today’s political context – like it or not – the economy takes centre stage.

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Govtoday is hosting the Sustainable Transport conference on 22 October 2014 in London. If you are a current paid member of Act TravelWise representing a public sector or third sector organisation, you can claim a fully funded ticket to attend. To receive your claim code and to check your eligibility, contact randall@acttravelwise.org. For further information about the conference, visit www.greeningtransport.co.uk.

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The Electric Vehicle Summit, organised by Surrey County Council and keynoted by Baroness Kramer, provides a platform for knowledge sharing between the car industry, government and academia to share information about the development of the EV sector.

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Cycle to Work Day is a national event, championed by multi gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two-wheels and cycle to work for just one day on Thursday 4 September 2014. Cyclists can pledge their miles, win prizes and benefit from Free Bike Health Checks. Find out how your employers can get on board by visiting www.cycletoworkday.org.

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Twenty local authorities have joined an informal UK national network on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), co-ordinated by Act TravelWise as part of a three-year European project called ENDURANCE. The aim is to share best practice, both nationally and internationally on SUMPs.

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Social media is a hugely untapped platform for influencing travel behaviour. It was used with great effect during the London 2012 Games as part of the "Get Ahead of the Games" campaign. This workshop will explore some of the lessons learnt during the Games and enable attendees to apply them to their own situations.

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