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Celebrating Black History Month – 26th to 30th October

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Collaborative Mobilit Virtual Conference - 17th to 20th November

Hertfordshire schools are first class for Bikeability training

Modeshift Autumn Webinar Series AGM and Travel Awards


Celebrating Black History Month – 19th to 23rd October

London Walking and Cycling Conference 2020 Webinar - 1st Event Theme Announced


Living Streets New Five Year Strategy

Celebrating Black History Month – 12th to 16th October

This is the second full week of Black History Month and our third article on Modeshift’s website and in our news bulletin to celebrate the contribution that black people have made and continue to make to create a better, more inclusive and well run transport system, as well as contributions towards active travel and air pollution. 

Be Safe Be Seen

As the days get darker we have been reminded about the importance of being safe and being seen from a post and picture from Buckingham Fire Station.

London Walking and Cycling Conference 2020 Webinar - Final Call for Papers

This year's London Walking and Cycling Conference will take place as a webinar series with the first webinar taking place on 22 October 2020.

We are doing the final call for papers for this year’s London Walking and Cycling Conference webinar series which present new research, projects, and innovations in walking and cycling from across the sector including from campaigners, academics, and transport or public health professionals. We are looking for papers with case studies, examples of best practise, or innovative research and analysis from around the world on the following themes and topics:

  1. Covid-19 related measures in the public realm, specifically looking at what lessons can be learnt from the implementation of Covid-19 related measures for walking and/or cycling

  2. Communication with communities and businesses in regards to walking and cycling, specifically looking at the needs and interests of these groups when disseminating information about emergency measures

  3. Inequalities in mobility and accessible cities

  4. Other topical and interesting research, analysis and case studies

Papers should ideally focus on both walking and cycling, although we will consider submissions that focus on either walking or cycling.

The webinar will last 1 hour. Each speaker will be given 10 minutes to present their paper and should be prepared to answer questions during the half hour Q&A session at the end (e.g. 3 presentations followed by questions directed at the 3 presenters).

To submit your paper email: movegreener@hackney.gov.uk with the subject line: 'Call for papers LWCC' by 11:59pm on 12 October, 2020, with the following information:

The presenter’s name, position and organisation being represented (if applicable)

Brief description of the topic that you would like to present on (200 word max.

Why do you think this contribution is important (200 word max.)

Preferred presentation format(s) if applicable. For example: PowerPoint, film, etc. Please note, regardless of presentation format, presentations must fit within the 10 minutes of allocated time.

Applicant’s contact details: email address and phone number

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on 12 October, 2020, however, early submissions are encouraged. Submissions for all events must be submitted by this date.

To submit your paper email: movegreener@hackney.gov.uk with the subject line: 'Call for papers LWCC' by 11:59pm on 12 October, 2020, with the following information:

Nominated speakers for the first webinar will be notified by 19 October, 2020. We particularly encourage speakers from ethnic minority backgrounds to submit papers.

Event Details:

When: 22 October 2020 at 3pm (GMT+1)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Tickets and more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-walking-and-cycling-conference-webinar-series-2020-tickets-122540177971



Dyslexia Awareness Week - 5th to 11th October

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event aimed at further understanding and raising awareness of dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia.

For travelling tips for people with dyslexia visit http://www.disabledtraveladvice.co.uk/dyslexia-public-transport.html

For general advice and information about dyslexia visit https://www.madebydyslexia.org/

If you are doing any work around making it easier for people with dyslexia to travel, for example improving signage etc, please email info@modeshift.org.uk so we can share this with our members.

Celebrating Black History Month – 5th to 9th October

This is the first full week of Black History Month and our second article on Modeshift’s website and in our news bulletin to celebrate the contribution that black people have made and continue to make to create a better, more inclusive and well run transport system, as well as contributions towards active travel and air pollution. We would like to also make a special mention of climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate (pictured) who we are celebrating on our social media platforms on Clean Air Day, 8th October.

This week we are celebrating:

Claudette Colvin who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger - In March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks defied segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin did exactly the same thing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43171799

Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white man sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott - In 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott championed by Rosa Parks and a young Dr. Martin Luther Jr. was a major blow to segregation on buses throughout the nation. Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man when the Jim Crow laws in the South required her to do so. https://www.rtcsnv.com/news/black-history-month-influencing-mobility-for-centuries/

Paul Stephenson and the West Indian Development Council who led a four-month boycott of the Bristol Omnibus Company - In 1963 when the Bristol Omnibus Company refuses to employ Black or Asian bus crews in Bristol, youth worker Paul Stephenson and the West Indian Development Council (which included Roy Hackett, Owen Henry, Audley Evans and Prince Brown) led a four-month boycott of the service until the racist rule was overturned. https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/bhm-heroes/the-bristol-bus-boycott-of-1963/

Vanessa Nakate (pictured), a Ugandan climate justice activist. who started her activism after becoming concerned about the unusually high temperatures in Uganda. In December 2019, Nakate was one of a handful of youth activists to speak at the COP25 gathering in Spain. In early January 2020, she joined around 20 other youth climate activists from around the world to publish a letter to participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos, calling on companies, banks and governments to immediately stop subsidizing fossil fuels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Nakate

Asquith Xavier who became the first black guard at Euston Station - In 1966, Asquith Xavier became the first black guard at Euston Station, overturning a "colour bar" which prevented black workers from being employed in certain grades. In September 2020 a plaque to honour a railway worker was unveiled. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-54272188

If you have any projects, events or activities or amazing people that you would like to celebrate for Black History Month, please email info@modeshift.org.uk and we can share this on our website, news digest and social media.


Planning for Sustainable Travel - Modeshift Webinar 2 and joining instructions

After a great start to our Autumn Webinar series- we look forward to bringing you Webinar 2 – 'Planning for Sustainable Travel' – brought to you by Modeshift and Project Centre Ltd.

The webinar will take place on 9th October from 10am - 11.30am.

Agenda

    Faith Coles, Project Centre Ltd will share their approach to engage communities in planning for the future of transport in Reading

    Georgia Corr, Ealing Council will present her TPS Bursary award-winning research paper on the rise of on-demand delivery

    Gareth Edwards, Project Centre Ltd on Liveable Streets: Community partnership, from planning to delivery

To book you place on the Webinar and to find out about our other webinars, please visit: Sign up to the Modeshift Autumn Webinar Series

Sign up to the Autumn Webinar series to receive emails about the upcoming Modeshift AGM, National Sustainable Travel Awards and the 2 remaining webinars.

The webinar will be taking place on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed using the following link

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Autumn term Bikeability - News from Hertfordshire County Council

As the schools started the Autumn term adjusting to a new normal, the Hertfordshire Cycling team began delivering Bikeability Training to children across Hertfordshire, to encourage more active travel.

Since lockdown in March there has been more cyclists on the roads and networks across Hertfordshire. Published Strava Metro data shows at the peak there was a positive increase of 684% cycle rides across the county.

During lockdown we supplied schools with a presentation to help keep our county’s children safe on their bikes, however nothing can replace the physical approach of Bikeability Training. With our team of experienced instructors, we have embraced the new normal and are now delivering Bikeability training to over 60 schools this term.

We run between 4-7 courses per week and instructors are working closely with schools to deliver training in a COVID safe environment. In the first 2 weeks of term we saw over 300 children achieve their Level 1 or 2 Bikeability, increasing their confidence in cycling.

Working closely with schools has been key to making it possible for children to receive valuable training.

Ms Williams, from The Orchard Primary school said: A big thank you to all of you for your work with our children this week. They came back from each session happy and excited about what they had learnt and experienced and were always so excited to go out each day. The children learnt a lot and it was even great to see them ride off safely on the way home each day and I know what you have taught them will stay with them forever.”

Biikeability training and taking part in Bike to School week can be logged as initiatives on school travel plans to count towards Modeshift accreditation.

If you would like further information about Cycle Training in Hertfordshire please contact the team at cycle.training@hertfordshire.gov.uk


London Walking and Cycling Conference 2020 Webinar - Call for Papers and book your place


This year's London Walking and Cycling Conference (formally the Hackney Cycling Conference) will take place as a webinar series with the first webinar taking place on 22 October 2020.

Papers are being sought for the conference and a webinar series which present new research, projects, and innovations in walking and cycling from across the sector including from campaigners, academics, and transport or public health professionals. We are looking for papers with case studies, examples of best practise, or innovative research and analysis from around the world on the following themes and topics:

Covid-19 related measures in the public realm, specifically looking at what lessons can be learnt from the implementation of Covid-19 related measures for walking and/or cycling

  1. Communication with communities and businesses in regards to walking and cycling, specifically looking at the needs and interests of these groups when disseminating information about emergency measures

    Inequalities in mobility and accessible cities

Other topical and interesting research, analysis and case studies

Communication with communities and businesses in regards to walking and cycling, specifically looking at the needs and interests of these groups when disseminating information about emergency measures

Papers should ideally focus on both walking and cycling, although we will consider submissions that focus on either walking or cycling.

The webinar will be 1 hour. Each speaker will be given 10 minutes to present their paper and should be prepared to answer questions during the half hour Q&A session at the end (e.g. 3 presentations followed by questions directed at the 3 presenters).

To submit your paper email: movegreener@hackney.gov.uk with the subject line: 'Call for papers LWCC' by 11:59pm on 12 October, 2020, with the following information:

  • The presenter’s name, position and organisation being represented (if applicable)

  • Brief description of the topic that you would like to present on (200 word max.)

  • Why do you think this contribution is important (200 word max.)

  • Preferred presentation format(s) if applicable. For example: powerpoint, film, etc. Please note, regardless of presentation format, presentations must fit within the 10 minutes of allocated time.

  • Applicant’s contact details: email address and phone number

    Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on 12 October, 2020, however, early submissions are encouraged. Submissions for all events must be sent by this date.

    Nominated speakers for the Walking and Cycling webinar will be notified by 19 October, 2020. Speakers from ethnic minority backgrounds are particularly encouraged to submit papers.

Event Details:

When: 22 October 2020 at 3pm (GMT+1)

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-walking-and-cycling-conference-webinar-series-2020-tickets-122540177971



Walk to School Week 5th to 9th October - News from Living Streets

Living Streets has created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Pupils will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.

To find out more visit Walk to School Week

Celebrating Black History Month – 1st and 2nd October

Every week in our news bulletin Modeshift we will celebrate the contribution that black people have made and continue to make to create a better, more inclusive and well run transport system, as well as the contribution they have and are making to active travel and keeping air pollution on the agenda.

This week we are celebrating:

Joe Clough (pictured) who was the first black bus driver - In 1910, Joe Clough applied to work at London General Omnibus Company. He became a spare driver. He passed his bus driving test and started driving a number 11B bus between Liverpool Street and Wormwood Scrubs. To find out more visit https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/bhm-firsts/joe-clough-the-first-black-bus-driver/

Garrett Augustus Morgan Jr who Improved traffic signals - In 1922, Garrett Augustus Morgan Jr, an inventor and businessman, made one of the most significant advancements to traffic control when he improved the traffic signal. After witnessing a major car crash, Morgan applied for and received a patent in 1923 to add a warning light to the then two-light system. To find out more visit https://www.rtcsnv.com/news/black-history-month-influencing-mobility-for-centuries/

If you have any projects, events or activities or amazing people that you would like to celebrate for Black History Month, please email info@modeshift.org.uk and we can share this on our website, news digest and social media.

Cash Boost to Get More Kids Cycling and Walking to School

Schools across England are set to benefit from new funding to get more children riding their bike or walking to school, Cycling Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced today (28 September 2020), as Bike to School Week gears up across the country.

A new million-pound programme will see cycle repair workshops set up in primary schools and local neighbourhoods to make sure students’ bikes are fit for the road.

‘Doctor Bike’ clinics will be rolled out next month, targeting areas where children, including those with disabilities, are more likely to need support in getting their bikes roadworthy for regular use on the school run.

Being physically active, such as cycling or walking to school, cuts the risk of developing health issues and helps kids to be more alert and ready to learn – positively impacting their health and wellbeing.

A further £1 million has also been announced to boost the number of children walking to school. The Walk to School Outreach Programme – which has already generated 4 million new walking trips – is being extended to roll out further measures to support walking.

This includes tackling the barriers that may prevent children and their families choosing to walk to and from school, as well as providing schools with classroom materials and access to local coordinators who can help schools get new walking initiatives up and running.

To find out more visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cash-boost-to-get-more-kids-cycling-and-walking-to-school

Campaign Highlights Mobile Phone Obsession Danger

The London Road Safety Council has relaunched a campaign to highlight how the mobile phone obsession is putting people in danger as they use them on the move.

The Heads Up, Phones Down! campaign comprises three new social media films, showing how everyday folk can allow their phone fixation to lead them into disaster on London’s roads – whether they are walking, cycling, driving or motorcycling.

The videos follow the journeys of typical Londoners and show how being absorbed in distracting on-line conversations and internet surfing causes them to come a cropper.

The campaign was first launched in November 2019 – and proved successful, with the videos receiving more than 1.3 million views.

To find out more visit https://londonroadsafetycouncil.org.uk/campaign-relaunches-to-highlight-dangers-of-mobile-phone-obsession/

Celebrating Black History Month

At Modeshift we would like to celebrate the contribution that black people have made and continue to make to create a better, more inclusive and well run transport system, as well as the contribution they have and are making to active travel and keeping air pollution on the agenda.

Throughout Black History Month Modeshift we will highlight inventors, activists, sports enthusiasts and ordinary people through our social media.

We would love to include our members projects, events, activities and the people who run them, that encourage those who are still underrepresented in active and sustainable travel, the opportunity to take part.

So if you have any projects, events or activities or amazing people that you would like to celebrate for Black History Month, please email info@modeshift.org.uk and we can share this on our website, news digest and social media.






National Sustainable Travel Awards - VOTING OPEN

Voting has opened for the 2020 National Sustainable Travel Awards.

Your Regional Rep has sent you an email with a copy of all shortlisted nominations, as listed below. Please read, review and decide your favourite in each category, then cast your vote on our Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Modeshift-National-Sustainable-Travel-Awards-2020 .


If you haven't received your email, please contact your Regional Rep.

Voting closes at midnight on 9th October, when we will calculate the average scores from each organisation.

If you have any queries please contact travelawards@modeshift.org.uk

Best Partnership - sponsored by Broxap
Recycled bikes for NHS Keyworkers Central Bedfordshire Council
COVID 19 Cycle Delivery Service Islington Council
#StaySafeGetActive South Yorkshire County Council
Best sustainable travel initiative - Community - sponsored by Pindar Creative
Make the Change East Riding of Yorkshire Council
The Cake Escape Essex County Council
Better Streets Community Fund Transport for West Midlands
Best sustainable travel initiative - Education - sponsored by Homerun
Secondary School Modeshift Curriculum Project East Riding of Yorkshire Council
#StaySafeGetActive South Yorkshire County Council
Scooter/Bike Racks Staffordshire County Council
Contribution to sustainable travel - Individual - sponsored by Peddle My Wheels
Wendy Copley East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Helen Stokes Sheffield City Council
Ryan Procter Staffordshire County Council
Contribution to sustainable travel - Organisation - sponsored by Cyclepods
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust Sustainability Team Birmingham City Council
COVID 19 - Recovery of School Crossing Patrol Service Hertfordshire County Council
Epping Forest District Council Travel Plan Project Centre
Contribution to sustainable travel - Team - sponsored by PWLC Projects
Ruth Johnson and Amanda Daley, true school travel champions Cambridgeshire County Council
ActiveStreets Delivery Group City of Westminster
Air Aware Staffordshire Staffordshire County Council and Stoke on Trent City Council
Excellence in Cycling - sponsored by Pogu
Provision of bikes to Bristol Key Workers during COVID 19 Bristol City Council
Women Enabling Women City of York Council
Northumberland School Cycle Support Project Northumberland County Council
Excellence in Walking - sponsored by Room 9 Media
Walktober Hampshire County Council
Walk to School outreach Living Streets
Scarborough to Scotland - virtual walking challenge North Yorkshire County Council
Best Project under £1000 - David Richards
Transition Time Hampshire County Council
Active Travel STARS Youtube Channel South Yorkshire STARS Team/PWLC Projects
Scooter/Bike Racks Staffordshire County Council

500 Walking Bubbles Created - News from Modeshift Stars

Did you know that during lockdown, 6 out of 10 parents said that they were concerned about increased levels of traffic once lockdown was lifted. Modeshift Stars created Walking Bubbles so that parents and schools don’t have to be.

Around 80% of parents say that restricting vehicle access near schools at certain times of the day would help their family be more active, and Walking Bubbles will do just that.

The benefits walking, cycling and scooting to school bring are more important then ever; they are the most accessible ways to reduce congestion and pollution, while also improving the mental and physical wellbeing of pupils. Walking Bubbles encourage everyone who can to ‘Get Active’ on their journeys to and from school.

Walking Bubbles will also encourage families that have to travel by car to park at least 5-minutes away from school, creating a safer space for walking, cycling or scooting. By placing these restrictions, will reduce the number of cars parked on pavements outside and close to the school gates, which is one of the main concerns that parents have when walking to school. Reducing the number of vehicles outside of school and creating more space will also make it much easier for families to socially distance and feel safer around the school grounds.

To find out more visit https://www.modeshiftstars.org/staysafegetactive/



International Walk to School Month – News from Living Streets

October is International Walk to School Month. Why not take part in Living Street’s Five-day Walking Challenge for primary school classes. The Walking Challenge is a fun and engaging week-long activity, built to make pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Each pupil will be challenged to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride to school every day for one week using an interactive wallchart and stickers to log journeys.

The find out more about this and other ways to celebrate International Walk to School Month, visit https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/international-walk-to-school-month






Central London Footways: a transport network for London’s Covid-19 recovery

In 1854, nine years before the arrival of the Underground, 400,000 people walked into the City of London every day. These walks weren’t the final leg of a journey from a mainline station, or within the centre: they were the entire commute.

Londoners still love to walk, of course (two thirds of all trips are walked in the Square mile). But we walk much shorter distances than our predecessors. Currently only 5% of commuter travel to the City is on foot. The average walk-all-the-way trip across London is less than 1km, according to TfL’s Strategic Walking Analysis.

This has got to change and fast. Walking more and further is critical to tackle our health, pollution and climate crises. It is also critical to avoid contagion and relieve pressure on roads and public transport as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

On 17th September, London Living Streets and Urban Good, with funding from Transport for London, launched Central London Footways: a printed and online map and information resource that will prompt Londoners and visitors to walk longer distances on everyday journeys.

To check out the routes or for more information visit https://footways.london.



Staffordshire’s Active Travel Team Choose SALI to Promote Active Travel

With fewer places available on public transport for the foreseeable future, there is a risk that more parents will choose to use the car for the whole of the school journey resulting in increased congestion, parking problems and air pollution.

Staffordshire County Council’s Active School Travel Team have worked with schools across the county to encourage children to think about walking or cycling to school when they return to the classroom in September.

The team worked through the summer with headteachers and transport operators regarding travel planning for the autumn term and chose Pindar Creative’s intuitive mapping portal, SALI, to help deliver travel plans to hundreds of urban and rural schools. The portal enabled the team to create site-specific maps for 365 schools delivering active travel advice to over 120,000 pupils.

The maps were emailed to parents ahead of the start of term encouraging them to consider whether their child could walk, scoot or cycle to school – and if that’s not possible to look at ideas like ‘park and stride’ where they can be safely dropped off and picked up a little distance from the school rather than at the gates.

Users chose between a primary or secondary school template before adding up to two isochrones to indicate walking times from the site. Drag-and-drop icons were placed onto the map to show the position of walking bus stops, park and stride locations, and crossings and the team added lines to the map to indicate park-and-stride routes, walking bus routes, and suggested cycle routes.

The leaflets set out the benefits of active travel and encouraged parents and students plan and practice their route in advance of the start of term.

Staffordshire County Council was awarded an initial £183,000 Emergency Active Travel Fund allocation to support the installation of temporary cycling and walking projects for the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 30 local authorities are now using Pindar Creative’s online portal, SALI, as a cost-effective way of promoting active and sustainable travel to schools, workplaces and residential developments.

For access to a demo site, please 01296 390100 or visit https://www.pindarcreative.co.uk
















Reducing air pollution around schools could halve the number of children with lung function so poor it affects their everyday lives

New analysis by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), on behalf of Global Action Plan (GAP) and the Philips Foundation, shows that if outdoor air pollution is halved, there could be up to a 20-50% reduction in the number of children with poor lung function across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The analysis also finds the reduction in air pollution seen during the country-wide lockdown lead to asthma attacks in children all but disappearing.

Given the most positive improvements to children’s lung resilience is likely to be realised if changes are enacted around the 2,000 schools in the most polluted hotspots across the country, a coalition has formed comprised of Global Action Plan, the Philips Foundation, Living Streets, Modeshift Stars and Mums for Lungs, with the support of Philips, the National Education Union, and NAHT. The group is calling for nationwide action by the Government and local authorities to improve air quality at schools, driven by a legally binding target to meet World Health Organization limits.

To support the movement, Global Action Plan and the Philips Foundation, with the endorsement of Philips, have launched “The Clean Air Schools Framework” which has been developed by the University of Manchester. The Framework is a free online tool that gives teachers, headteachers, parents and local authorities a bespoke blueprint of actions for tackling air pollution in and around the school from its database of 50 actions.

The tool is particularly important for schools in air pollution hotspots[2] across the UK and Republic of Ireland and will enable them to:

1. Reduce air pollution from their own operations, including the school run.

2. Educate the next generation to help them and their families make cleaner air choices.

3. Become a local leader on air pollution, working with local partners to improve air quality in the local area.

To mark the launch of the campaign and demonstrate the impact air pollution has on children’s lungs, the coalition is also showcasing new infra-red images of children’s sputum which show the pollutants found in the lungs of children. “Airborne” by artist Sarah Stirk is a multimedia project focusing on air pollution’s impact on the health of children in London. It utilises microscopic images of black carbon i.e. particulate matter, in children’s sputum, data maps showing pollution levels and new infrared images of children. Campaigners will use the new assets as a means of making the invisible, visible to put added pressure on local authorities across the UK and Ireland to act now.

It is imperative immediate action is taken by local authorities following Global Action Plan’s recent “Build Back Cleaner Air” report which found that air pollution can worsen underlying health conditions that make a person more vulnerable to complications if they contract COVID-19 and more vulnerable to COVID-19.

The coalition is especially urging all local authorities to use the Framework, highlighting actions taken in the London Borough of Hackney, which is one of the leading community grassroots initiative proactively tackling air pollution and pioneer of School Streets (one of the Framework’s key actions). The first four School Streets launched in the borough showed that traffic reduced by an average of 68%, the number of children cycling to school increased by 51% and vehicle emissions outside schools (NOx, PM10 and PM2.5) are down by 74% as a result of the schemes.


To find out more visit Clean Air for Schools Framework

Enhance your CV and gain valuable experience - Modeshift Management Board

Joining the Modeshift Management has been described by current board members as a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Board members have the opportunity to shape the future of the organisation and the national direction for sustainable travel whilst developing your own skills, experience and knowledge.

Modeshift is led by a management board of voluntary members who are transport professionals in the field of sustainable travel. Modeshift is open to practitioners from Member Local Authorities involved in the promotion and delivery of sustainable, safe and active travel for schools, businesses and communities. Positions on the board last for two years and the time has come for members to apply to join the board. There are six positions that members can apply for and they include;

    Chair

    Comms officer

    London rep

    South East rep

    South West rep

    East England rep

    This is voluntary and is based on your member local authority giving you at least one day a month to carry out the duties associated with the role. All costs are covered included free spaces at our events.

    If you wish to apply to join the board then please email Chair@modeshift.org.uk for an application form

    The deadline to apply to join the board is Friday 3th October. All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by the end of October before a formal announcement is made at the AGM.

Highway Code review and the ban on Pavement Parking consultations - News from Living Streets

Millions of people have recently reconnected with walking and it has been a real comfort and lifeline during lockdown.

But in too many places, our streets are not fit for purpose.

We currently have the Highway Code review and the ban on Pavement Parking consultations. These are two huge opportunities to make pavements fit for people and put walking at the heart of the green recovery.

So please watch my video, and share it with friends and family on Twitter and Facebook, so we can inspire more people from all walks of life to choose walking.






World's Biggest Bike Ride - Saturday 12 September

This is the cycling event for people who simply ride a bike.

Cycling UK is giving everyone a great reason to get out on their bikes, show support for a new era of transport and remind us all how awesome cycling is.

When we look around the globe at the effect of the pandemic, the world is experiencing the biggest bike ride in years: many people who haven’t cycled before, or for many years, are enjoying getting in the saddle.

By joining the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on Saturday 12 September, together we can get behind this exciting step change for cycling and realise the benefits for our health and for the future.

To find out more visit https://www.cyclinguk.org/pumpedup/wbbr


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