Hello all,

The time has come around again for our next meeting. As is appropriate for June, the theme is around Cycling Schemes, and BANES are kindly hosting us in Bath on Tuesday 23rd June.

Please see below for details of the agenda, which includes site visits in this lovely City!

To plan tea/coffee, can you please let me know if you intend to join us by Monday 15th June please. Feel free to pass the email on to other colleagues if tis would interest them.

Kind regards,

Claire Fleming (cfleming -at- swindon.gov.uk)
Swindon Travel Choices
4th Floor,
Wat Tyler House,
Beckhampton Street,
Swindon, SN1 2JH
Tel: (01793) 466392
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk
Web: www.swindontravelchoices.org.uk

Regional Sustainable Transport Officers Meeting

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 – Bath

The Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW
Location: http://live-bath-venues.pantheon.io/sites/default/files/heritage/pedestrian%20map.jpg

MEETING 12.30pm – 3pm (with optional site visit to Bath Spa railway station afterwards)

Please note: A lunch break is not included. You are welcome to bring food into the meeting to eat.

Meeting theme : Cycling Schemes


12.30 – Meet outside Guildhall for a site visit of NextBike cycle hire station, talk with Q+A from Jo Sammons

1pm – Move to Kaposvar Room in the Guidhall for the meeting

• Welcome / intros (5 mins)

• Presentation from Jo Sammons on Nextbike Cycle Hire in Bath (20 mins)

• Items from National Travelwise Association (5 mins)

• Other Cycling Schemes – One per LA, tell us what has been most effective. Please bring marketing materials if possible. (45 mins)

• ITWMC, Bike to Work day, catch the bus week and other upcoming events – Any plans to share? (20 mins)

• AOB (10 mins)

2.50 - Recap of dates and themes of next meetings for 2015 - 6 (5 mins)

3.00 - Optional site visit to Bath Spa railway station. Christine Warren to tell us about the extra facilitation of cycling during Network Rail’s closure of the railway line this summer.

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An exciting Act TravelWise event is taking place for the Eastern Region on Tuesday 23 June and we would really like you to be part of it.

The plan for the day is as follows:
Venue: University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Time: 9:30am to 1:15pm

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Postponed due to rail strike -look out for announcement of new date

Delivered in Partnership with Luton Council, this workshop will use the case study of the new Guided Busway in Luton to consider how capital investment in transport infrastructure projects can be used to achieve changes in travel behaviour. It will look at what parallel behaviour change interventions have and could be introduced and also discuss the opportunities that exist to lever revenue funding into what otherwise could be a capital investment dominated environment. The workshop will include a visit to the Busway and interactive discussion sessions designed to give delegates a chance to share their experiences.

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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 hosted by West Yorkshire Combined Authority in Leeds and led by a PTP training expert from Steer Davies Gleave, following on the successful 20 March workshop in London.

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This workshop will help Act TravelWise members to engage more effectively with the rail industry, e.g. who to speak to about travel plans at stations; how to develop projects and how to find the right people to speak to. The event will be hosted by Conrad Haigh, Head of Integrated Transport, ATOC, and Alex Veitch, Chair, Act TravelWise.

The workshop will be held at the offices of ATOC in London, from 9:30 am to 12:30.

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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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