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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Act TravelWise is holding its Annual Conference and AGM on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Camden Centre in Central London.

As a highlight, the conference provides an early opportunity to hear directly from the Department for Transport regarding the Spending Review outcomes and new funding opportunities. This will be followed by afternoon workshops: 'Tips for Preparing Funding Bids' and 'How Active Travel Funding Bids are Appraised by DfT and LEPs'.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Goodwill MP (Minister of State for Transport)
  • Joe Irvin (Chief Executive, Living Streets)
  • Francesca Racioppi (European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization)
  • Philippe Crist (International Transport Forum, OECD)

The full-day event will also feature presentations and panels on topical issues in the sustainable transport field, relevant to practitioners in the public, private and third sectors. This content will be divided into two streams:

  1. active travel and health
  2. collaboration between local government and the private sector

The 'active travel and health' stream addresses the latest case studies and research on how walking and cycling promotion and infrastructure can lead to healthier communities. The second stream includes case studies of successful public-private sector collaboration.

The day offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities, and we very much hope you can join us. Please click below for the full programme and details or register now via Eventbrite.

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This event, at Camden Town Hall on 19 January 2016, is to mark the UK launch of Vision Zero - a multi-national road traffic safety campaign that aims to achieve a system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic or on our streets.

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Following a successful workshop in April, the next Act TravelWise/WestTrans event will be held on Friday 27 November from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at Palestra, the Transport for London office building opposite Southwark Underground Station. The event, with a freight and logistics theme, will be followed by a social in a nearby pub.

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