Tuesday 7th December 2021

Webinar | Active Travel

What better way to celebrate the new Active Health strand of our development work than having the first webinar of the New Year dedicated to Active Travel.

Active Travel is increasingly part of the sustainability agenda and we are delighted to bring the discussion on the subject to the SSS community. On 11th January, we’ll hear from experts in the field who will inform us of the latest developments and best practice.

The webinar panel will include Patrick Harvie MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights. Patrick was elected to the Scottish Government in 2003 and has been Co-Leader or Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party since 2008. Patrick will share news on the governments agenda for active travel over the remainder of the current parliament.

Kate Lesenger and Adam Kesby from Sustrans will join the panel. Kate is the Project Officer for Way to Work, a Scotland-wide partnership project focusing on supporting workplaces across sectors to promote active and sustainable travel. The Way to Work website is a one-stop shop for employers and employees to find information on all things active and sustainable travel.

Adam is a Project Officer in the Workplaces team, based at Sustrans. The workplaces team engage with the full gamut of workplaces across Scotland from independent traders to large public bodies, trying to make it easier for everyone to walk, wheel and cycle. Some of the programmes Adam has worked on include the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge, Active Travel Champions and the Cargo Bike Library.

The panel will also include Robyn Warburton, Senior Development Officer at Paths for All. Robyn leads on Smarter Choices, Smarter Places, a programme that supports Scottish local authorities to encourage more journeys by foot, bike and public transport

Some of key topics covered will be:

  • What is active and sustainable travel and why is it important for Scottish colleges and universities
  • The benefits of active and sustainable travel for employers and employees
  • Practical things you can do to create change
  • Where you can find funding, resources and inspiration

Sign up to attend the webinar by clicking HERE.