Partner Blog - PWLC - Markets, Rubbish, and Services Delivery Plans - Unintentional Sustainability

Would any one want a fairly large, noisy, smelly trash compactor sitting outside their business, or home?  This is essentially the question we needed to ask businesses and residents when commissioned by Lambeth Council to project manage their Lower Marsh Regeneration Project in 2012.  As part of the design, a trash compactor that sat directly on a piece of public realm that the Council wanted to develop needed to find a new home, but as the question might suggest an answer wasn't going to be simple.  We tried, people objected. Lower Marsh did and still does generate a large volume of refuse because it holds a weekday and Saturday street market selling mostly hot food with a mix of delicious cakes, antiques, flowers and the like. The question became ‘how does one manage so much refuse?’ Lambeth's answer was 'feed it to the trash compactor!' After all, it only needed emptying 5 times a week - that's a good thing right? 

Modeshift Convention 2017 Draft Agenda published

Modeshift is proud to now publish the draft agenda for our Two-day convention on November 9th and 10th in Sheffield.

Modeshift CPD Training: Effective School Travel Programmes

Modeshift are delighted to announce the launch of our second CPD-accredited training course – Effective School Travel Programmes. 

Free Evaluation Training Workshop

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and Public Health England are running a joint evaluation training workshop on the 25th October at TfL offices, Palestra House, 197 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8JZ from 13:00-16:30.

Partner Blog - Scoot Fit

Hello Modeshift Members - my name’s James Rodger and I’m from Scoot Fit, a new sporting activity helping children and adults staying fit and healthy on scooters in nurseries, schools and workplace settings.

Opportunities to join the Modeshift Board - now open, apply today.

Joining the Modeshift Management has been described by current board members as a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Board members have the opportunity to shape the future of the organisation whilst developing skills, experience and knowledge in sustainable travel.

Bright News

If you work in promoting safe, active, sustainable travel for children... especially if you are new to the sector... then Bright News is for you! This monthly e-newsletter from Modeshift partner Brightkidz is packed with product news, offers, campaign info and events.

Bullying on Buses Surveys

As part of a larger project exploring experiences of bullying on school buses Nathalie Noret (a researcher at York St John University) and Paul Vodden (a national campaigner) are conducting a short survey of bus drivers of private buses. The project will explore experiences of witnessing bad behaviour and bullying on the school bus, and how effective you believe things like CCTV are for preventing bad behaviour. The surveys will be completed by bus drivers, parents and young adults.  As part of the project a survey has also been sent to Local Authorities.  This survey refers to the Department for Education's statutory guidance on home to school travel. In particular we are seeking information on any audit of school transport undertaken by local authorities.  Survey of parents is at:  Survey of children:  Survey of bus drivers:

961 schools have now achieved Modeshift STARS

A further 273 schools across the country have achieved Modeshift STARS accreditation this summer taking the total number of schools that have achieved STARS in 2016/17 to 594.

STARSfor Sustainable Travel Awards Scheme Goes Live

It is with great pleasure that Modeshift can announce that the STARSfor Sustainable Travel Awards scheme is now live! 


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