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.

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Thank you to everyone who attended our 8th National Active Travel Conference.

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

The programme for the conference can be viewed below with a link to speakers and their presentations.
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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
                Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport 

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     Alasdair Sim, Tram Programme Manager, The City of Edinburgh Council

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 Bus Service Ltd

12:30     Panel discussion and questions from the floor

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

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.

 

Contact: news@eventsbase.co.uk

 

LATEST NEWS

Newly appointed Minister confirmed to speak

We are delighted to announce that Humza Yousaf MSP, the newly appointed Minister for Transport and the Islands has confirmed that he will address our conference as one of his first public appearances in this role.

Bookings Closed

Bookings closed at midday on Tuesday 7th June.

 

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