The Covid-19 crisis has undoubtedly been the most challenging and difficult period the entire country has faced in decades. People have faced personal loss and financial difficulty on an unprecedented scale.
Yet the past year of long periods of full lockdown, and shorter periods of lockdown-lite, has clearly had some benefits for active and sustainable travel.
Reduced traffic in our towns and cities suddenly opened up the streets to walkers and cyclists in a way that would have seemed unthinkable, pre-pandemic.
Restrictions which allowed us out only for daily exercise encouraged people to walk and cycle where previously their exercise of choice might have been the pool or the gym, or indeed nothing at all.
The question is, how do we lock in the benefits of lockdown?
The National Active Travel Conference 2021 will consider this question along with several other key issues facing the active travel community as we emerge – hopefully – from this long and difficult period. We'll be asking:
Speakers from a wide range of organisations will tackle these questions and many more, setting out what they’ve learned from the past year and presenting exciting ideas and best practice which could be adopted across Scotland in months and years to come.
Book your place now for just £25 + VAT.