The future of Active Travel in Scotland and transport, health and inequalities take centre stage at national conference
Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, Patrick Harvie MSP will speak at the first in-person Active Travel conference in three years. Taking the stage in the morning plenary, chaired by broadcaster Rhona McLeod, the Minster is expected to use his speech to focus on the record uplift in funding for Active Travel announced in the December budget, and his vision for the future of Active Travel in Scotland.
Later in the morning, Dr Margaret Douglas, co-director of the Master of Public Health programme at the University of Edinburgh, and honorary consultant at Public Health Scotland, will discuss transport trends during the pandemic and how they are likely to affect health and inequalities. She'll argue for a whole-system transport approach to enhance health, equity and sustainability.
The National Active Travel Conference is now well-established as the go-to event for everyone whose professional life touches on the need to encourage and develop active travel in Scotland.
This event brings together a broad audience, encompassing transport planners and engineers, health professionals, town planners and property professionals, local authorities, private sector, and third sector participants.
Tickets are priced at £150 + VAT. We know you are keen to get together again in-person after such a long wait, but there is also the option to book an an-demand content ticket to receive session recordings after the event.
Find out more about all the speakers and available sessions here and book your place now by clicking here.