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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This meeting is an opportunity for NHS Travel and Transport Managers (and those in similar NHS roles) to meet each other and decide how to build an ongoing forum to share knowledge, experience, skills and best practice specific to the health sector.

The idea for the meeting arose from demand from Act TravelWise members in the NHS who believe that such a forum would be extremely useful.

The meeting will be hosted by Act TravelWise Vice-Chair Jon Foley at the offices of BuroHappold in London on Tuesday 12 April 2016 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

There will be call-in facilities for those who cannot be phyiscally present.

Those who are in the NHS themselves or have relevant NHS contacts are encouraged to spread the word about this initial meeting. Please contact randall@acttravelwise.org if you would like to attend, and also send him names/emails of relevant NHS contacts.

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This is the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice. More than 300 delegates from across Europe have already registered to attend this free event and the number of places available has been increased. We recommend that you register quickly to avoid dissappointment.

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This workshop in Bristol on 23 March 2016 led by Philipp Thiessen of the Department for Transport is designed to improve transparency by providing an insight into how economic appraisal of active travel schemes is conducted by the DfT and LEPs. The information gained will help improve your funding proposals for walking and cycling initiatives.

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Smarter Travel is a primary meeting place for the sustainable transport profession in the UK, to be held in Milton Keynes on 17-18 March 2016. Act TravelWise is a partner in this event and Act TravelWise members are offered 20% discounts to attend or exhibit. Act TravelWise is organising a three-part workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) on Day 2 of the conference (Friday 18 March).

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As wide area 20mph limits are adopted in most of the UK’s iconic cities, 20mph comes closer to becoming the national default limit where people live, work, shop and learn increases. Transport practitioners now need to get Ready for 20! Act TravelWise members have been offered a discounted price of £95 at this 26 February conference hosted by City of London Council.

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