Economic Appraisal of Active and Sustainable Travel: An Insight from the Department for Transport’s Economists

Act TravelWise is delighted to offer this free workshop for members. It is aimed at local authority officers involved in compiling bids to the Department for Transport for the funding of active and sustainable travel initiatives. It is equally suitable for those involved in compiling local funding bids such as through LEPs.

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Brought to you by WestTrans and Act TravelWise

In recent years, WestTrans has implemented a number of innovative projects which have taken a joined up approach to addressing specific transport, public health and air quality concerns across the West London partnership area.

This training workshop is free and has been devised to offer professionals in London a unique opportunity to hear about how we have achieved positive outcomes by working in partnership, and also network with like-minded professionals from a variety of disciplines who all work towards common objectives.

This is a free event, but spaces are limited so we advice registering your attendance early (by 1 April).

- How air quality messages have successfully been used to engage local communities in changing their travel behaviour and getting more active
- How joined up thinking between public health and transport professionals has helped deliver successful active travel communications and marketing campaigns.
- How new local authority practices have resulted in an increased uptake and quality of development related travel plans
- Insights from a collective of large local businesses that are working together to stimulate changes in travel to/from their sites.

There will also be an extended interactive session when attendees will have the opportunity to work through a contemporary issue with other practitioners and leave with new, innovative and practical ideas to take back to the workplace.

Venue: Transport for London, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD

Date/time: Monday 20 April 2015, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Cost: Free

Registration: via Eventbrite

Capacity: 35 delegates

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As we near the end of the LSTF funding period, many local authorities are looking to develop legacies for their programmes.
This workshop is aimed at local authorities who wish to develop the skills to deliver PTP themselves, primarily in a workplace setting but these can be applied to other settings as well. The training will be interactive with a mix of theory, practical exercises, group activities and discussions.

The course will include:
• The PTP process (engagement, the conversation, and follow up)
• Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
• Journey planning skills in PTP (e.g. online journey planners, other printed resources)
• How to apply PTP in your project context

The training will be led by our PTP training expert Eleni Harlan. Eleni is an experienced PTP project manager and has led the development of Motivational Interviewing techniques in Steer Davies Gleave’s PTP approach.

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For many local authorities a Travel Plan Network has been an integral part of their strategy for engaging with local businesses and promoting sustainable travel to employees. However, with the end of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in sight and revenue budgets under pressure how are these Networks going to secure ongoing funding so they can continue to operate?

Drawing on the facilitators' and delegates' experiences, this workshop will examine the advantages and disadvantages of different models of Travel Plan Networks and identify what actions can be taken to sustain them beyond the end of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

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This meeting of the East of England regional network of Act TravelWise will be held on Friday 13 March 2015, 11:00 am, Room 3.01 Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia. Speakers are being arranged.

Please RSVP to Dawn Dewar, Regional Representative. Her details can be found on

Bus services 25 & 26 run every 10 minutes from rail station. There is also Park & Ride from Costessey Showground direct to UEA every 20 minutes. Parking on-site is extremely difficult and costs £1.00 per hour. See for directions.

Please bring your own lunch. Tea/coffee is provided.

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This combined East and West Midlands regional meeting will be held on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 10:30 am at
Centro House, Rm 102, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Snow Hill rail station is within walking distance.

To attend, please contact Alison Pickett or Gill Hunt, our Regional Representatives for the West Midlands. See for their contact details.

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