About this event
The Scottish region of Act TravelWise will hold it's online event on 24th June at 10:00am -11:30am.
We will have three speakers with a common theme around community-led or grassroots projects:
Rob Leech is a founding director of Anturas Consulting in Edinburgh.
Rob the Project Director of Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven will be discussing how the community has been involved in the Trams to Newhaven project.
Dr Ersilia Verlinghieri is a researcher in the University of Oxford and also the Programme Coordinator of the Global Challenges in Transport series, part of the Oxford Leadership Programme.
Ersilia will be speaking about the work she did with the Permanent Urban Mobility Forum in Rio de Janeiro.
Darren Ryan as an Associate at Project Centre with a wide experience in transport planning and engineering, delivering local projects in Scotland.
Darren will be speaking about the work they are doing with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to create a safe off-road shared use link between the Callander Holiday Park and the A81 / Invertrossachs Road junction at the Bridgend roundabout. The designs have been developed with contributions from Sustrans, Landowners and will soon be consulted with local stakeholders and residents.
Group debate about the overarching topic of community participation and the existing barriers for community-led or grassroots projects, what the key stakeholders would be and what strategies or policy measures can be put in place to overcome those barriers?