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Previous Recent Events:

Thursday 23rd May 2019: 11am – 2pm

Shared Space: does it work? Site visit to Poynton

Seminar  in OCTOBER 2018:

‘Better Town Centres-by bike or foot’

Includes talks by Brian Deegan (Urban Movement), Steve Essex (Transport Initiatives), Jon Little (Bespoke Transport Consultants), Jess Read (Witteveen + Bos UK), Sue Stevenson (Stockport Council)!!

Links for talks available!

Other possible future ideas:

Seminar on Consultation:

“Improving Consultation & Engagement: Managing change, reducing conflict”

Consultation not working?      Cyclists complaining, pedestrians moaning, disability groups all disagree?   Can consultation be more constructive and productive or is it bound to be at best a PR exercise?

At our last seminar on Accessible Infrastructure, there were several complaints about poor consultation and expensive mistakes that had been made that might have been avoided.    So for this seminar we have engaged the help of Dr Tom Cohen from University College London, where he runs courses on the subject, to lead a discussion on how things might be improved.  There will be a range of other speakers too, with full details below.

More information here

Site visits

Location details to follow soon!

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We look forward to welcoming you at future events!

Last Event


Liverpool Cycle Infrastructure Safari

Thursday 8th September

A short cycle infrastructure safari led by experienced ride leaders to showcase Liverpool city centre cycling infrastructure and the network accessing the city centre and Universities and linking the city centre transport hubs (ferry/ train stations).

The tour will be attended by the Liverpool City Council Cycling Officer, Karen Stevens.

Liverpool Citybikes can be hired for the event at a discounted rate per hour (if pre-booked in advance).

The route will start and end at Liverpool Lime Street Station, but will criss-cross Liverpool City Centre so there will be opportunities to leave the tour early if necessary.

Feedback on participants views of the infrastructure and cycle network experienced will be much appreciated and collected after the event via an online short survey.  Feedback also welcome via twitter @NWActiveTravelN; and hashtags for the event are #infrastructuresafari and #liverpool.

The tour will be guided by British Cycling Ride Leaders as a Ride Social, therefore we would kindly ask you to read the T&C’s (see the link: Terms and Conditions).

Numbers are limited on this event, but if full, please add your name to the waiting list so that we can add more capacity after ensuring that we have enough ride leaders to guide the tour.

A post-cycle tour survey will take place: if you would like to be part of the survey (even if you cannot attend the Liverpool Cycle Infrastructure Safari), then please email us.


If you would like to register to receive information about future seminars and events please register here

We look forward to welcoming you at future events!

Past Seminars



The Sixth Regional Seminar on Active Travel

 ‘Accessible Infrastructure-Design for All’

Manchester Metropolitan University, 13:00-17:00, Wednesday 8th June 2016, with an optional cycle or walking tour in the morning

 More information


The Fifth Regional Seminar on Active Travel

Active Travel – Better Towns

Blackpool on 14 October 2015

More information


The Fourth Regional Seminar on Active Travel

“National and local models in active travel”

was held at Manchester Town Hall on 24 April 2014

Keynote speaker: Professor John Ashton,
President of the Faculty of Public Health

Other presentations were from
local authorities and stakeholders in active travel.

Workshops were also held.
Powerpoint presentations and workshop reports are now available: Click here

The Third Regional Seminar on Active Travel

Held at County Hall in Preston on 14 March 2013.

“Shifting the Balance to Walking and Cycling: Innovations in the North West”

Programme themes:
• the implementation of 20 mph speed limits
• projects supported by the LSTF
• shared-space projects

Powerpoint presentations are available: Click here