Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (tea and coffee from 10:00 am)
Location: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
AGENDA 1. Introductions and Apologies. 2. Previous Minutes and Matters Arising from meeting held on 2 May 2014 3. Split into group meetings for 30 minutes (NHS and LA’s; Consultants/Private Sector; RTP Officers) for updates 4. Group reconvene and provide updates/news 5. Discussion - How can we best develop and present a solid business case for smarter travel? - Which types of smarter travel initiatives are likely to provide the greatest economic benefit? - How does sustainable travel stack up economically compared to traditional private motorised transport? - How can we set economic objectives and monitor performance against them? 6. ACT Travelwise AGM feedback. (DK) (MS) 7. AOCB 8. Optional Christmas lunch at DUSA for those wishing to stay. You will have to pay, but it is exceptional value and good fun.
The meeting is held as part of the Travel & Transport 'topic support network' of the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland. More information can be found at http://www.eauc.org.uk/ucccfs/travel.
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.
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 [email protected]. For further information about the conference, visit www.greeningtransport.co.uk.
As the National Co-ordinator of European Mobility Week for the UK, Act TravelWise encourages local authorities, county councils, transport authorities and all others to take part this year. Local authorities will need to register their participation at http://www.mobilityweek.eu/join-us/registration/
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.
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.