West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) will be hosting an Act TravelWise seminar on Transforming Public Transport in Leeds on Tuesday 18 September 2018. The event will feature WSP's work to upgrade Leeds' bus infrastructure via the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) and also provide an update on WYCA's work to implement smart ticketing. Registration is now open.

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In response to high demand, Act TravelWise is co-ordinating TravelWise Week 2018. The week-long campaign will be held at the same time as, and in co-operation with, European Mobility Week (EMW) - 16-22 September 2018. This year's theme is 'Mix and Move!', focusing on multi-modality - the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips. You are invited to get involved - whether you represent a local authority, transport operator, business, university, health care provider or even just as an individual. It's an opportunity to engage with the public and other partners broadly on the theme of transport and travel in a number of ways.

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The TfN board is now considering the results of the public consultation around its draft Strategic Transport Plan, before its process of revision begins. In their constructive engagement with the strategy, environmental transport organisations have been asking some important questions: will there be spatial ‘winners and losers’; how valid is the translation of the strategy’s economic foundations into a set of transport interventions; and does the strategy pass its carbon reduction test? This event provides an opportunity to hear different sides on these issues and to contribute to an ongoing debate about how the strategy can be improved before its adoption. Tickets are free for Act TravelWise members.

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The South West regional group will have its next meeting on Tuesday 17 July, 1pm to 4pm, hosted by North Somerset Council. The topics will include the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) EV Project in the West of England, Electric Vehicles and Planning Policy, and Cycle to Work Scheme and Electric Bikes.

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Does your business have problems with parking, commuting or travel management? A free event on Thursday 12 July in London organised by Act TravelWise will help steer you towards solutions. The training event, to be delivered by leading experts in the field, will explain how to follow best practice in developing a business case for transport improvements, how to better manage on-site parking, and how to engage employees on the topic of air pollution. The fourth and final speaker will present on Whim, an innovative Mobility as a Service platform and its applications in the business sector.

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Cycle City Active City is the conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage utility cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across Britain. Town and cities with high levels of cycling, walking, play and sport are healthy, fun and work for people. This event shows how we get from ideas to reality. Act TravelWise members receive a 20% discount on the delegate rates.

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The next meeting of the Scotland group will take place on 12 June from 10am to 1pm at the University of Dundee. It is a combined meeting with the EAUC (Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges) Travel and Transport Topic Support Network.

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A wide variety of bike sharing schemes have been implemented in the UK and abroad. Bike sharing is a growing and developing phenomenon, with options including docked and dockless and multiple operators competing in the market. The workshop will take place 10:00 to 12:00 in Birmingham hosted by Atkins, followed by a regional meeting in the same venue from 12:15 to 1:30 pm. The workshop includes speakers from Carplus Bikeplus, both a docked and dockless bike sharing operator and Transport for West Midlands. Registration is now open. This workshop is free for Act TravelWise members sending one delegate. Non-members and additional delegates are charged at £50 + VAT.

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The next regional meeting in the Midlands will take place on Wednesday 9 May in Birmingham, hosted by Atkins. The meeting will follow the training workshop 'Bike Sharing Schemes: Options, Suppliers and Implementation' held just before the meeting in the same venue. The regional meeting will take place from 12:15 to 1:30 pm and will feature presentations from members and partners in the region.

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