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Sustainable Transport Conference

3rd October 2013, London

The 4th Annual National Sustainable Transport Conference, adopting the tagline “Unlocking the door-to-door journey”, will take place on 3rd October at the Brewery Conference Centre, London. The event has been organised by the Govtoday and Securing the Future in cooperation with Sustrans, Passenger Focus and the British Parking Association.

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The aim of the conference and Exhibition is to explore the Government Department of Transport’s latest policy ‘Cleaner, greener transport, door to door’ and how this will provide London with low-carbon, secure and competitive mobility systems. Current sustainable travel choices available and how the nation will combat domestic transport emissions will also be highlighted at the one-day event. The conference will bring together representatives from all organising associations with a diverse audience across the transport sector.

The full agenda for the conference, including the details of the key-note speakers, is available here.

Sustainable Mobility and the European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital recognises the impact that well-planned sustainable transport can have on the overall environment of a city and has listed local transport as one of the 12 indicators for the Award assessed by an Expert Panel.

The recently crowned 2015 European Green Capital, Bristol will attend the 4th Annual National Sustainable Transport Conference in order to share its commitment with sustainable transport practices. The city has adopted a joint Local Transport Plan to 2026 in conjunction with four neighbouring local authorities. An initial 3 year Action Plan (2012 – 2015) includes targets to increase sustainable mobility alternatives: cycling by 76 % (by 2016), bus use by 11 % (by 2016) and rail use by 41 % (by 2019). Through good transport planning and management, Bristol will also continue to improve air quality and contribute to noise reduction. The city is planning to extend a 20 mile per hour driving limit to all residential areas as recommended by the SILENCE study, 2012.

Bristol has doubled the number of cyclists in recent years and is committed to doubling this number again by 2020 (based on 2010 baseline figures). Coutesy of Betterbybike.info

Bristol has doubled the number of cyclists in recent years and is committed to doubling this number again by 2020 (based on 2010 baseline figures). Coutesy of Betterbybike.info

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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