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Planning for Gear Change

Planning for Active Travel
04 October 2022 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM / North West England / Conference

04 October 2022 at 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Innside, 1 First Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M15 4FN
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RTPI North West | [email protected]

In 2020, the Gear Change vision announced that, “England will be a great walking and cycling nation,” and “Cycling and walking will be the natural first choice for many journeys with half of all journeys in towns and cities being cycled or walked by 2030.”

With interventions like Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, CYCLOPS junctions, and Sparrow crossings becoming ever more commonplace, how are planners helping to fulfil this ambition?

Programme and Speakers:

Introduced by Ian Pennington, Senior Infrastructure Planner at WSP and Vice Chair of the RTPI North West Young Planners Task Group

  • Working Together to enable Active Travel for all - Eve Holt, Strategic Director at Greater Sport (supporting GM Moving) and Councillor on Manchester City Council
  • An Introduction to the Bee Network - Dr Richard Nickson, Programme Director -Cycling and Walking at Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Planning for Inclusive Active Travel: From Design to Experience - Dr Harriet Larrington-Spencer, Research Fellow at Active Travel Academy, University of Westminster
  • Gender Equality Toolkit in Transport - Laura Brooks, Transport Planner at WSP
  • Dutch Courage: The Challenges and Opportunities of Mini Holland Schemes - Kate Balderson, Principal Transport Planner (Active Travel) at WSP
  • 15 Minute Neighbourhoods - James Tate and John Townsend, Transport Planners at Arup
  • An Introduction to Active Travel England and Its Role in the Planning System - Catriona Swanson, Associate Director (Walking and Cycling), and Harriet Haldenby, Placemaking and Active Travel Consultant at Phil Jones Associates

Reading Material