Learn & Share Event: Hertfordshire Sustainable Travel Town

The programme was introduced in Local Transport Plan 4 as a key initiative to deliver the County Council’s sustainable transport policy

The Sustainable Travel Town programme was introduced in Local Transport Plan 4 (adopted May 2018) as a key initiative to deliver the County Council’s sustainable transport policies. The aim of the programme is to achieve a much higher level of take up of walking, cycling and public transport (modal shift), and reduce single car use. In addition, the programme also dovetails with the County Council’s Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy and delivers wider benefits e.g. social inclusion, enhancing the local economy, improved health, climate change.

This is a jointly organised event between Hertfordshire County Council, Stevenage Borough Council and the Herts Sports Partnership aiming to:

  • Inspire and support colleagues across Hertfordshire to promote and embed sustainable travel principles and practice into their work
  • Provide a networking opportunity for colleagues connected with this agenda to learn, share and connect

Date / Time: 12th October 2022 / 8.45am to 2pm

Cost: Free of charge

Venue: The Ibis Forum Conference & Banqueting Suites, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1EJ. We encourage you to travel via public transport or active travel if you can

Target Audience: Colleagues with a connection / interest in sustainable travel

Registration: Please register here by Friday 30th September

Confirmed Speakers*

Name Description
Sharon Taylor, Leader, Stevenage Borough Council  
Brian Deegan, Director of Inspections, Active Travel England Active Travel England is the government’s executive agency responsible for improving the standards of cycling and walking infrastructure in England. It is sponsored by the Department for Transport.

Brian Deegan became Director of Inspections for Active Travel England in May 2022. Prior to joining Active Travel England Brian successfully developed and delivered street designs for improving active travel in Greater Manchester and London.

The Director of Inspections works with local authorities to design high-quality active travel schemes.
Trevor Mason, Team Leader, Strategic Transport & Rail, Sustainable Growth, Hertfordshire County Council  
Lewis Claridge, Planning Policy Manager, Planning & Regulation, Stevenage Borough Council Overview of how active travel principles developed in Stevenage from the time it was designated as the UK’s first New Town and how active travel principles have been developed more recently, with plans ahead to establish Stevenage as a “Sustainable Travel Town”.
Rory McMullan, Head of Road Safety & Active Travel, Hertfordshire County Council Creating Healthy Places
Adrian Ledbury & Tom Horey, Herts Sports Partnership Hertfordshire Re-Cycle Scheme
Dr Scott Copsey, Programme Lead & Senior Lecturer (Geography, Environment and Planning) & Smart Mobility Unit (SMU) – Director, University of Hertfordshire. Research perspectives and placement opportunities.
Simon Hamilton & Charlotte Collins, Active Norfolk / Norfolk County Council How Norfolk is tackling sustainable travel including: new insight tool, countywide approach to LCWIPs and embedding Healthy Streets principles

Tour of Stevenage Town Centre: The event will also include a short walking tour of Stevenage Town Centre highlighting some of the key sustainable travel initiatives in place or in development.

Lunch: A lunch and networking opportunity will form part of the event.

Event Format: The event will be very interactive with opportunities for comments, questions, learning and networking.

Further Information

If you require further information, please email a.ledbury@herts.ac.uk

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If you have a generic question please email the Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership team: hspinfo@herts.ac.uk