This workshop in Manchester on 21 September 2015 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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Organised by the UCL Transport Institute, this free event is designed to enable practitioners to benefit from the latest relevant academic research on on travel behaviour change. The event brings together leading academics working in the field to share and discuss their findings. In addition to their talks, there will be ample time for audience participation.

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Sustrans will be running a webinar on Thursday 17 September 2015, 2.30-3.30pm (GMT) so that delegates can gain an understanding of the different elements to successful personalised travel planning and the depth involved in delivery. The webinar will also include an introduction to the PTP-Cycle project, results achieved by partner cities so far, and information on mentoring services that are being offered through the project.

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Our next meeting is at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Basingstoke office on Thursday 10 September. For that meeting we will revert to our usual start time of 11am with a 1pm finish followed by one or two brief topical presentations over lunch.

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Following the success of the UK’s National Cycle Challenge, Love to Ride is now working with local authorities, businesses and Business Travel Networks across the UK on ‘Ride to Work Week’ – running from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 September 2015.

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Cycle to Work Day is a national event, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day. To truly fulfil our aims and see a million people regularly cycle commuting by 2021 we need you to get in the saddle with Cycle to Work Day and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to give cycling a go.

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Hello all,

The time has come around again for our next meeting. As is appropriate for June, the theme is around Cycling Schemes, and BANES are kindly hosting us in Bath on Tuesday 23rd June.

Please see below for details of the agenda, which includes site visits in this lovely City!

To plan tea/coffee, can you please let me know if you intend to join us by Monday 15th June please. Feel free to pass the email on to other colleagues if tis would interest them.

Kind regards,

Claire Fleming (cfleming -at-
Swindon Travel Choices
4th Floor,
Wat Tyler House,
Beckhampton Street,
Swindon, SN1 2JH
Tel: (01793) 466392

Regional Sustainable Transport Officers Meeting

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 – Bath

The Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW

MEETING 12.30pm – 3pm (with optional site visit to Bath Spa railway station afterwards)

Please note: A lunch break is not included. You are welcome to bring food into the meeting to eat.

Meeting theme : Cycling Schemes


12.30 – Meet outside Guildhall for a site visit of NextBike cycle hire station, talk with Q+A from Jo Sammons

1pm – Move to Kaposvar Room in the Guidhall for the meeting

• Welcome / intros (5 mins)

• Presentation from Jo Sammons on Nextbike Cycle Hire in Bath (20 mins)

• Items from National Travelwise Association (5 mins)

• Other Cycling Schemes – One per LA, tell us what has been most effective. Please bring marketing materials if possible. (45 mins)

• ITWMC, Bike to Work day, catch the bus week and other upcoming events – Any plans to share? (20 mins)

• AOB (10 mins)

2.50 - Recap of dates and themes of next meetings for 2015 - 6 (5 mins)

3.00 - Optional site visit to Bath Spa railway station. Christine Warren to tell us about the extra facilitation of cycling during Network Rail’s closure of the railway line this summer.

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An exciting Act TravelWise event is taking place for the Eastern Region on Tuesday 23 June and we would really like you to be part of it.

The plan for the day is as follows:
Venue: University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Time: 9:30am to 1:15pm

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Postponed due to rail strike -look out for announcement of new date

Delivered in Partnership with Luton Council, this workshop will use the case study of the new Guided Busway in Luton to consider how capital investment in transport infrastructure projects can be used to achieve changes in travel behaviour. It will look at what parallel behaviour change interventions have and could be introduced and also discuss the opportunities that exist to lever revenue funding into what otherwise could be a capital investment dominated environment. The workshop will include a visit to the Busway and interactive discussion sessions designed to give delegates a chance to share their experiences.

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