The Centre for Transport & Society at University of the West of England is organising a conference in Bristol on making traffic-free spaces. It will be held on 15 September 2017 in central Bristol. You will hear from the people leading traffic removal projects today in London, Leicester, Cambridge, and Taunton. You will hear from a developer about the potential for new housing in traffic-free areas and the conference will finish with smaller workshop sessions, to exchange experience of what works, what doesn't and how these leading cities have overcome barriers and opposition to make it all happen.
Act TravelWise is proud to support Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day. Why – because cycling to work is brilliant! It’s an easy way to boost your health and fitness, improve your wellbeing and show some love to the environment.
Professor Greg Marsden of Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds will deliver a free evening talk on 25 July 2017 at Transport for Greater Manchester following the fourth evidence session of the Commission on Travel Demand.
The 15th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting will be held 28-29 June 2017 in Nottingham. TPM is an important annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to share knowledge, engage in constructive debates and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession. This year's programme is now available. Registration is open and a 15% discount is available for Act TravelWise members.
How do you actually go about planning and implementing a coherent local cycling and walking network? Speakers from Sustrans, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and City of York Council will address this question from different angles in this first-of-its-kind event. The workshop will be held at Highways England in Leeds on Monday 26 June, 2:30 for 3:00 - 5:00 pm followed by the third Yorkshire & The Humber Regional Meeting 5:30 - 7:00 pm with nearby pub social to follow.
The third Yorkshire & The Humber regional meeting will take place on Monday 26 June at 5:30 pm (arrive from 5:00 pm) at Highways England in Leeds, followed by a pub social at 7:00 pm. Linked to the regional meeting, a training workshop on 'Developing Cycling and Walking Networks' will take place in the same venue beforehand (2:30 for 3:00 pm).
The next South West regional meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 June in Plymouth, hosted by Plymouth City Council. There will be an opportunity for a site visit before lunch to view a Plymotion project in action. The regional meeting will be held after lunch in the Council offices.
The 2017 European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 31 May - 2 June. ECOMM is the most important European platform for policy makers, traffic engineers and scientists in the field of mobility. The conference theme in 2017 is “Teaming-up for liveable cities”. Registration is now open.
This two-day course run by the UCL Transport Institute is designed to help those working in transport planning to understand and effectively manage consultation and participation processes. The course is held at UCL from 24-25 May 2017. Act TravelWise members receive a 20% discount.
Craig Barrack of carbon heroes ltd will lead a two-hour workshop hosted by Atkins in Birmingham covering a wide range of technological options that can facilitate sustainable travel: (a) technology as an alternative to transport, (b) social media, (c) mobile devices, (d) location-based services and (e) big data.