5 February 2015 - Optional Morning Sessions


Delegate Registration

Please note: attendance at the optional sessions must be pre-booked. Optional Session Booking link will be sent along with the delegate confirmations the week before the event.





Hall 8a


Option 1

Workshop - Smarter travel delivery: Traditional v technology

Led by: Chris Hanley, Senior Technical Lead, Atkins  

The number of smarter travel applications has proliferated in the last couple of years. Technology providers will argue that their products add a different dimension to behaviour change, but what real evidence do we have that these products deliver significant, sustained mode shift? This workshop will debate the relative merits of more traditional versus modern, technology-based projects using a variety of examples and how this balance might change in the future.

Hall 8b


Option 2

Workshop - Monitoring & Evaluation of Smarter Travel Initiatives

Led by: Mark Abram, Head of Evaluation, The Department for Transport
& Dr Ian Taylor, Director, Transport for Quality of Life

Monitoring and evaluating LSTF: A hands-on exploration of what is needed to attribute change to LSTF projects in real-world situations.

The Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework sets out how LSTF projects of different size and scope are expected to deliver against their objectives. This workshop considers how to design data collection and evaluation to make stronger statements about the outcomes and impacts of LSTF projects.  The discussion will be particularly relevant to small projects who may wish to go beyond standard monitoring to show the outcomes of their interventions

Meet at the Network Rail office


Option 3

Birmingham New Street Gateway Tour

The Gateway Project delivered by Network Rail will transform Birmingham’s New Street station to create a 21st century transport hub for Birmingham and the West Midlands. Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the second phase of New Street Station’s iconic redevelopment. The tour will be led by Atkins and Mace Gateway Project Managers.

New Street is the busiest station outside London, with over 140,000 passengers using the facility every day. The first section of the new station opened in April 2013, providing a fantastic experience for visitors. The next phase of the project is now underway, with 1,000 workers currently on site, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Led by: Rachel Evans, Atkins

Executive Room 1


Option 4

Workshop –Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) Across the UK and Europe

Led by: Randall Ghent, Business Operations Manager, Act TravelWise (and expert speakers including Helen Ramsden of TfGM and Adam Harrison of West Midlands ITA)

- Learn more about Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs),

- Learn from UK and European best practice

- Network with others on the topic

The English/Welsh LTP is a form of SUMP, defined as "a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life. It builds on existing planning practices and takes due consideration of integration, participation, and evaluation principles".

Attendees are welcome to join an informal UK network on SUMPs which has been formed as part of ENDURANCE, a three-year European project involving 25 countries (www.epomm.eu/endurance/).


Delegates return to Exhibition Hall 4