As part of the Do the Right Mix project, we are promoting the Supermodals photo competition. Whether you use a local bus or train, your bike, a carshare, your trusty two feet or any other alternative to travelling alone in your car, you are a supermodal! Enter the Supermodals photo competition by 4 August and get the chance to win four tickets to Bestival (Isle of Wight, 4-7 September). All you have to do is share your best photo of your journey and tell us why you’re a supermodal by following the four simple steps on www.supermodals.co.uk/participate/.
News articles about Act TravelWise and sustainable transport initiatives along with published news in the press are published here. Members also regularly submit news items covering initiatives at their organisation.
On 11 July the Department for Transport announced the recipients of its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) 2015-16 funding. Forty-four new sustainable transport schemes will receive £64 million from government. Further match funding will bring the total investment to over £440 million. “New initiatives across the country will tackle congestion while making it easier, safer, and cheaper for people to cycle, walk or take the bus.” See the DfT press release for details. Congratulations to those of you who were successful bidders.
Endurance aims to assist cities and regions with developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by facilitating networking, mutual learning and sharing of experience and best practice across countries.
Act TravelWise is the UK co-ordinator of the ENDURANCE project. We are acting as the 'National Focal Point' and are keen to promote SUMPs and offer training and networking opportunities to Local Authorities wanting to develop a SUMP. We are looking for Local Authorities to join our UK SUMP network so if you are interested, please read on.
Hurry and get your papers in before 17th January 2014!