Fifth Regional Seminar on Active Travel
Active Travel – Better Towns
Ride the Lights, Walk the Prom
Arranged by Living Streets and North West Active Travel Network
The Solaris Centre, Blackpool by kind permission of Blackpool Borough Council
Wednesday 14th October 2015: 10:00 registration, to start at 10:40
This seminar continued a series initiated by Cycling Projects in 1999 with the support of the Government Office for the North West that North West Active Travel Network took over from in 2012. These seminars are intended primarily for Local Authority Officers and other interested parties.
The economic and health benefits of active travel are highlighted with features where both walking and cycling have special provision, with emphasis on enabling higher levels of active travel.
The programme included (pdf’s of talks linked to titles):
- Nick Davies (University of Central Lancashire): Economic benefits of active travel
- Nick Cavill (Consultant): Health benefits of active travel
- Tom Platt (Head of Policy, Living Streets): Walkable places – current developments
- Karen Stevens (Liverpool City Council): Hire bike schemes
- Andy Howard (Transport for Greater Manchester): Cycle City Ambition Grant: Towards Velocity 2025
- Jon Little (Waltham Forest Council): The Waltham Forest Mini-Holland
- Steve Essex (Transport Initiatives): Pedestrian-cycle interactions
- Latif Patel (Blackpool Council): Crossings and signals phases at junctions: (awaiting presentation)
Prior to the formal programme optional cycling and walking tours were available from Blackpool North station visiting sites of special traffic interest en route to the Solaris Centre
Fee: Standard: £50. Representatives of voluntary bodies: £25.
This included lunch and refreshments provided by Cafe Chicco at the Solaris Centre.
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