On 10 February at 12:30 pm, Dr Adrian Davis, a leading academic with strong overlap between the transport and health sectors, is providing some compelling evidence to support the links between active travel and health. All are welcome to join the free webinar organised by Sustrans.
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'.
- 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:
- active travel and health
- 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.
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.
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.
This event, taking place at Heathrow Marriott, looks at best practice in providing seamless door to door journeys. It is hosted by Heathrow Airport and sponsored by the Department for Transport LSTF team. It features presentations on integration between modes, ticketing, cycle rail and improving the passenger experience. There are five discounted places for Act TravelWise members - just £50 each, first come, first served.
The Act TravelWise Scotland and EAUC-Scotland Travel and Transport Topic Support Network are holding their free bi-annual meeting on Wednesday 14 October, open to anyone working within the sustainable travel and transport sector. The meeting will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at the University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building. Lunch at 12:30 will be provided.
The next Act TravelWise South West Regional Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 October 2015 in Weston-super-Mare Town Hall, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The theme is 'Travel Plans in a Post-LSTF World'.
An exciting Act Travelwise event is taking place for the East Midlands Region on Thursday 8 October and, if you're a member in the region, we would really like you to be part of it.
Titled 'Creating Better Places for People: Lifestyles and Logistics', the third meeting of the UK SUMP Network will be held on Wednesday 30 September, 10 am to 4 pm hosted by Atkins at its offices in Birmingham.
The first Haringey Cycling Conference will be held on Thursday 24 September. The conference will focus on how to increase cycling using a range of different measures. The organisers are offering a special early bird ticket of only £20 for a limited time, so buy your ticket today!