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.
Transports Publics, the European Mobility Exhibition, is the biennial exhibition for all the key players in public transport and sustainable mobility from across Europe. Free tickets are available to attend the three-day event in Paris being held from 14-16 June 2016.
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.
The Municipality of Athens and the Universities of Thessaloniki and Piraeus together with EPOMM invite you to the 20th European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2016, which will take place in Athens, Greece at Technopolis (GAZI) from 1-3 June 2016.
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.
Steer Davies Gleave will run and host an Act TravelWise workshop on Friday 27 May 2016 titled 'The Future Role of the Car in the Smart City’. With a range of expert speakers, the workshop will broadly encompass electric vehicles, car sharing, car clubs and innovations that are making car ownership less desirable compared to paying for car use as a service.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) hosted a re-launch meeting of the of the Act TravelWise Yorkshire & The Humber regional group in Leeds on Tuesday 10 May, 2 pm to 4 pm.
More women riding bicycles is the key to improving personal and community health and wellbeing, and cutting congestion and improving air quality in towns and cities. Find out more and how to do this at this exciting conference taking place on 4 May 2016 in Hereford.
We hope that you have enjoyed last year's Best Practice Workshops in the London region held jointly with WestTrans. We are now planning to hold a general meeting for members only. This is a joint meeting for both London and the South East regions. The meeting will be a chance to connect with other members, discuss the direction of the organisation and share information. The event will also include a site visit and is likely to be followed by drinks at a nearby pub.
Europe’s ageing population is one of the largest issues faced by its societies. In the UK, the 65+ population is expected to rise by 50% over the next 17 years. Such rapid increases pose major challenges to the provision transport and the design of accessible places. This demographic shift is occurring at a time of decline for rural bus services, and a changing landscape for mobility and transport provision. Act TravelWise members entitled to 30% discount off registration.