2016 National
Active Travel
Conference

14 June, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities is a group of organisations working for a Scotland which supports walking and cycling as the natural choice for short journeys.

The Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities team is pleased to announce the 8th National Active Travel Conference.

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When: Tuesday 14 June 2016

Where: Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Theme: Integrated Sustainable Transport

This year’s conference will focus on integrating sustainable transport in both urban and rural settings. The morning session will consist of a range of engaging speakers, followed by an afternoon of interactive sessions, run by partners from the active and sustainable travel sector.

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Conference Programme 2016

08.30     Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09.30     Chair’s opening remarks
                Mark Stephen, Journalist and Broadcaster

09.40      Keynote address: how integrated sustainable transport will be supported
                in the next session of the Scottish Parliament
                Minister for Transport – to be confirmed 

09.55     Questions to the Minister

10.05     Why integrated sustainable transport matters: an overview and update of
                relevant policy priorities and evidence
                Helen Todd, Board Member of Transform Scotland

10.20     Integrated sustainable transport: the rural experience
                Pat Douglass, Sustainable Transport Officer, The Moray Council

10.35     Integrated sustainable transport: the urban experience
                John Berry, Sustainable Transport Team Leader, City Development,
                Dundee City Council
           

10.50     Questions and discussion

11.10     Refreshment break and exhibition

11.50     Working with transport providers: next steps for integrated sustainable
                transport

Short presentations from four key public transport providers in Scotland, followed by a panel discussion

11.50     Andrew Finlay, Depot Manager, Lothian Buses

12.00     Joost Mortier, Director of Integration, Abellio ScotRail                

12.10     David Hytch, Technology, Smart and Integrated Ticketing,
               Caledonian MacBrayne

12:20     Ralph Roberts, Managing Director, McGill’s

12:30     Questions, discussion and comment boards

12.50      Lunch and exhibition

13.50      Interactive sessions – round 1

Five workshops focusing on different aspects of integrating sustainable transport

A. Monitor mayhem? How to systematically capture behaviour change data
Suzanne Motherwell, Research and Monitoring Unit, Sustrans

B. Developing a successful cycle hub – the Stirling experience
Graham McQueen, Cycle Hub Coordinator – Stirling Cycle Hub

C. Accessible & inclusive streets – Pedestrian Neatebox; making crossing the road easier for disabled pedestrians
Gavin Neate, Founder and CEO, Neatebox

D. Short-term funding for communities – making it last
Morag Haddow, Volunteer, Sustaining Dunbar

E. If you tell them they will come – providing information on integrated sustainable transport: the SEStran approach
Moira Nelson, Marketing and Project Support Officer, SEStran
Hanne-Mary Higgins, Active Travel Officer, SEStran

14.30      Delegates move to second interactive session (water and cordials available)

14.40      Interactive sessions – round 2

A repeat of the above interactive sessions

15.20      Delegates return to main auditorium

15.25      Final Keynote: How the Planning System can support integrated
                sustainable transport in Scotland
              Nick Wright , Convenor, RTPI Scotland

15.45      Questions to the Keynote

15.50      Evaluation and final remarks by the Chair
                Mark Stephen, Journalist and Broadcaster

16.00      Close of conference

Our interactive sessions are sponsored by:

scsp

 

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Links to Partner Organisations

Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, Paths for All, Sustrans Scotland.

 

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