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Schools of the Region are set to star at the National School Travel Awards with Modeshift STARS.

10 schools were awarded School of the Region at the Modeshift STARS Regional awards that took place throughout November. These schools are invited attend to the National School Travel Awards taking place in March 2018 in London where the National Schools of the Year will be announced. Schools from across the country were nominated for the regional awards by their local authority for demonstrating best practice in promoting sustainable travel throughout their school. Schools could be nominated in one of four categories consisting of Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Partner Blog from PWLC Projects - Air Quality, Travel Planning and STARS

At the end of the last academic year we were lucky enough to be involved in Royal Greenwich’s Low Emissions Neighbourhood Project which focused on improving air quality in the Greenwich West and Peninsula wards. It used a mixture of 'smart technology' and tried-and-tested techniques to reduce transport emissions and make the area a more people-friendly neighbourhood.

Season's Greetings and Regional Meetings

This will be the last weekly digest until 12th January, so the Modeshift Management Board would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic Christmas and New Year. 

Evaluation results from the Modeshift 2017 Sustainable Travel Convention

Over 200 delegates attended the Modeshift 2017 Convention in Sheffield on November 9th and 10th. 61 delegates took part in our post event survey and a summary of the results have been published on our convention page - http://www.modeshift.org.uk/convention.

Walking and Cycling Statistics Update

For updated statistics on walking and cycling, produced by Department for Transport visit https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/walking-and-cycling-tsgb11#history

Partner Blog from Scootfit - Some Under 5’s scooters are simply not fit for purpose

A push scooter is now becoming a child’s first mode of transport in their early years. A large majority of children receive a scooter for their 2nd, 3rd or 4th birthday or as a Christmas present.

Win for riding with Winter Wheelers!

Riding to work can make you happier, healthier and wealthier – plus it’s better for the environment and helps reduce pollution and congestion. With Winter Wheelers, it could also win you a brand new bike and fantastic winter cycling gear: every day you log a ride in December you will go into the draw. Find out more and register in one minute at https://www.lovetoride.net/ - if you would like a promo pack to spread the word to your colleagues, write to support@lovetoride.org


New Think teaching resources for 3-6 year olds

This week Think launched brand new teaching resources to make it easier for teachers to include road safety within their lessons.

Gold Star for Next PLC

Next PLC were recognised nationally for their efforts to promote sustainable travel and employee well-being. On Thursday 9th November, they became the first ever company in the UK to be awarded the Gold Level STARSfor award in recognition of the work they have undertaken to reduce the number of cars accessing their Head Office in Enderby, Leicester and their Gedding Road site in Leicester. In addition, they were also presented with the Best Sustainable Travel Initiative Business Award as part of the Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards.

Transport Social Research and Evaluation

For social research and evaluation reports, guidance and toolkits which help shape policy and operational delivery across the Department for Transport visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/social-research-and-evaluation


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