Merseyside Annual Transport Conference

Location: Liverpool Town Hall

TRANSPORT CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE As Liverpool gears up for its Year of the Environment in 2009, the second Merseyside Transport Conference will examine transport for a growing city region and look at issues to be tackled in future – such as traffic growth and climate change. The conference will discuss the link between the economy and transport. Debate will centre on managing the increased need to travel without creating unaccepatble traffic growth and improving quality of life. Keynote speakers include Neil Scales, as Chair of the LTP Partnership, who will update delegates on progress on the Merseyside Local Transport Plan (LTP) and discuss planning for the future. Other keynote speakers include Phil Redmond – Deputy Chair of the Liverpool Culture Company, Joanne Jennings – Chief Executive of Liverpool One and John Whitelegg, Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University. To secure your place at the conference email Merseyside Transport Awards 2008 The Merseyside LTP partnership is urging people to send in their nominations over the next few weeks. If you know someone going out of their way to change their travel habits and to improve the travel choices of others, the LTP wants to hear from you. There are also categories for teams, groups or businesses that are encouraging better travel choices among colleagues or members of the public. The award categories are: – TravelWise Award 2008 – for the best overall sustainable transport initiative – TravelWise School 2008 – for best school travel plan – TravelWise Organisation 2008 – for best travel plan – FreightWise Award 2008 – for the best freight initiative – BikeWise Award 2008 – best cycling initiative or achievement – WalkWise Award 2008 – best walking initiative or achievement – Going the Extra Mile Award 2008 – for outstanding customer service by an operator – TravelWise Development 2008 – for good transport design in a new building or scheme. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 14 October 2008. The winners will be announced at the LTP conference on 23 October. For more information, visit