Intelligent Transport Systems UK has signed up as an official partner of Better Transport Week (12-18 June), described as “a week-long celebration of sustainable transport” organised by leading transport charity Campaign for Better Transport.
Better Transport Week runs from 12 to 18 June 2023 and aims to promote the wide range of benefits of public transport, walking and cycling and encourage more people to travel sustainably.
ITS UK is one of a number of organisations supporting the week including the Department for Transport, local authorities, transport industry, NGOs, businesses and passenger groups.
Max Sugarman (pictured), Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK, said: “Whether it’s encouraging the use of public transport or getting people to pick healthier travel options like walking and cycling, transport technology has a major role to play in supporting a more effective, greener and safer transport network. We’re delighted to be a partner in the Campaign for Better Transport’s Better Transport Week, and look forward to celebrating the role of intelligent transport in delivering better transport for all, with our members and stakeholders, during the week in June.”
Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport said: “What better way to celebrate Campaign for Better Transport 50th year than with a celebration of sustainable transport? We are delighted to have ITS UK on board as an official partner for the week and are looking forward to working together.”
Better Transport Week will feature a different transport theme each day with events, promotions and actions taking place throughout the week.
- Monday 12 June – Rail Day. The public launch of the week at Kings Cross Station in London along with a rail industry roundtable.
- Tuesday 13 June – Bus and Coach Day. Celebrating our most used form of public transport with the public encouraged to thank their driver and share why buses and coaches are important to them.
- Wednesday 14 June – Local Transport Day. Celebrating the transport we use day in day out with a transport roundtable in Manchester and a ‘Ride to Rail’ social media challenge.
- Thursday 15 June – Health Day. Highlighting the health impacts of transport on National Clean Air Day.
- Friday 16 June – Business Day. Focussing on how businesses can reduce their transport emissions and encourage their employees to travel to work more sustainably.
- Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June. Rounding off the week with two days of promotions that aim to celebrate public transport, walking and cycling.
ITS UK will be holding its Parliamentary Reception as part of Better Transport Week on the Wednesday 14 June, with more information available here: https://www.its-uk.org/event/parliamentary-reception-event/
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