In March 2022, Act TravelWise members voted for the organisation to merge with Modeshift. As of April 2022, Act TravelWise members became members of Modeshift, although they still have access to the same membership benefits that they previously received. In addition, they now have access to a range of other Modeshift services.
Act TravelWise was formed in 2008 from a merger of The Association for Commuter Transport (ACT) and the National TravelWise Association (NTWA). Both organisations had been working to promote travel behaviour change since the mid-1990s. Act TravelWise was a not-for-profit membership association focused on promoting and supporting sustainable travel, through implementing sustainable travel initiatives, campaigns and related advocacy work.
The organisation’s mission was to make transport in the UK more sustainable. It aimed to help people and organisations meet their travel needs in ways that support community well-being, protect and enhance the environment and improve public health.
The focus was to build expertise and experience in travel behaviour change and transport demand management by providing training and events, tools and resources, marketing support and collaborative partnerships.
It supported UK organisations of all sizes seeking to shift away from single-occupancy car use and increase the uptake of walking, cycling, public transport and shared transport.
The Membership helped to achieve this in numerous ways, from hosting meetings, writing case studies, serving as volunteer trainers, conducting research or serving on the Board of Directors or becoming Regional Representatives and organising and facilitating regional meetings. The focus was on sharing skills, knowledge and experience to enable others to be more effective.
The annual Modeshift TravelWise & STARS Business Conference focuses on commuter based journeys and Modeshifts own accreditation scheme for Business settings.
For more information visit our Annual TravelWise and STARS Business Conference page.
TravelWise Week is a world-wide, week-long Travel Challenge where Modeshift asks everyone to Travel Wisely!
Taking place between 16-22 September each year, TravelWise Week promotes active travel, public transport, and other cleaner and healthier transport choices, and culminates in World Car Free Day when everyone is encouraged to find an alternative mode of travel for just one day.
TravelWise Week provides the perfect opportunity to present realistic travel alternatives to employees, students, and the wider public, whilst raising awareness around the impacts of travel choices on an individual’s health and wellbeing, and on the environment.
All organisations taking part have the opportunity to be recognised through Modeshift’s new and exciting TravelWise Week Awards!