Integrating sustainable transport and economic development is increasingly relevant, given the need to demonstrate value for money in public projects. This conference will showcase how the sustainable transport sector works with other policy areas to deliver shared priorities. The conference will be held on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at The Forum in Southend-on-Sea.

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Act TravelWise is proud to be a Supporter of the 14th annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) taking place from 29-30 June 2016 in Nottingham. TPM is an important annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. A 10% discount on registration is available for Act TravelWise members.

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UCL Transport Institute is inviting submissions for a travel behaviour change Dragons’ Den-style event. The aim is to identify one or more well-defined interventions which have the potential to make a significant impact on the nation’s travel behaviour, and individuals’ activity levels in particular.

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The next meeting of the South West regional group will take place on Tuesday 14 June, 12.00-15.30 (including optional cycle tour). With the theme of Cycle Infrastructure, the meeting will be hosted by Swindon Borough Concil in Swindon.

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Following on a well-received plenary presentation at the Act TravelWise Annual Conference, Helen Ramsden of Transport for Greater Manchester will be leading a workshop with her colleague Julian Ashworth on how to write an effective funding bid. The workshop, being held on Tuesday 7 June from 11:15 am to 2:15 pm, is a timely opportunity to improve any funding proposals being prepared for the DfT Access Fund.

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The next Act TravelWise Midlands Regional Meeting (combined West and East Midlands) will be held on Wednesday 1 June at Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Members is the region normally receive invitations, but if you have not received one and would like to attend, please contact Alison Pickett (0121 214 7417) or Gill Hunt (0121 214 7177) at Centro.

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