Are you ready for Walk to School Week

Taking place during National Walking Month, Walk to School Week will take place from 20th to 24h May.  Each year Living Streets develop a new five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools. This year, to celebrate its 90th anniversary, the challenge will get to the heart of walking and how it can benefit the whole community as well as improve individual wellbeing.

The 2019 Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards are open

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 National Sustainable Travel Awards are open for your nominations, in 10 categories:

Renew your Modeshift membership today

As part of your Modeshift membership you gain access to the Modeshift Convention in November, Regional Meetings three times a year, our weekly newsletter and your organisation can participate in the National Sustainable Travel Awards. Members will also get a scooter pod from Cyclepods.

Guide launched to encourage couriers to switch to e-bikes

Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington Councils have launched an innovative guide to help fleet managers switch from mopeds to e-bikes: a more sustainable form of travel. 
The Scooter Switch Toolkit, developed by independent transport consultants, Steer, was created after research showed that businesses require clear, comprehensive information to make the switch to e-bikes. 

The significance of e-bikes in the delivery sector has grown rapidly in recent years, with their trial and adoption by firms such as Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s and DHL. E-bikes provide an ideal solution to businesses balancing cost, efficiency and speed in this demanding sector.

Deputy Mayor of Hackney and Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care, Transport and Parks, Cllr Feryal Demirci, said: “We are a leader in tackling London’s poor air quality and are committed to protecting residents from its harmful effects. We’re delighted to be working with our neighbouring boroughs to create and promote the Scooter Switch Toolkit.”

Key elements of the toolkit include:

Clean Air Day 2019 coming soon

Clean Air Day will take place on 20th June 2019.  The resources are ready and free to use and you can get involved in Clean Air Day by joining with others and doing something to reduce air pollution and by spreading the message. Use the free campaign resources ( for inspiration to:

London Walking and Cycling Conference - 24th May

The London Borough of Hackney and the City of London Corporation will host the London Walking and Cycling Conference, in association with Steer on 24th May at the Guildhall. The City has the highest walking rates of any local authority in the country and Hackney is London's number one borough for cycling. This partnership combines expertise and recognises the importance of active travel to both residents and businesses.

Balanceability provides ‘learn-to-cycle’ support to mark Forestry Commission’s 100th birthday celebrations

Last chance to book - An Introduction to Travel Plans

Taking place on the 15th May in London, An Introduction to Travel Plans CPD-accredited training course has been designed for local authority staff new to this area and covers school, workplace and residential Travel Plans. The course looks at introducing travel plans, developing the travel plan document, travel plan initiatives and effective travel plans.

Liftshare Wins Queen's Award for Enterprise Again

Liftshare has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time for, what the judges called, ‘exceptional contributions to the environment’. 

Building upon their previous recognition for Innovation, Liftshare have now been recognised and celebrated with the Queen’s Award for their outstanding contribution to Sustainable Development, of which there have been less than 200 winners between 1993 and 2018. 

Founded 21 years ago Liftshare aim to make travel simple, affordable, sustainable, shared and happy. Liftshare do this by providing services for workplaces that solve parking and recruitment problems as well as helping their employees to share their commutes and travel happy. Liftshare also offer a free car-sharing platform to the public, matching members with others travelling in the same direction, whether these be regular commutes or one-off journeys. This results in significant transport cost savings for businesses and individuals alike, solves workplace parking issues and addresses transport poverty, all whilst easing congestion on the roads and making substantial CO2 and emissions savings.

The Queen’s Award judging panel said “…The company has made exceptional contributions to the environment through significant carbon emissions reductions, which has also resulted in significant costs savings for organisations and their employees. Ltd has demonstrated how it is working towards change, by lobbying government and challenging the view of the effectiveness of car-sharing. It is for exceptional environmental contributions and leadership that the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development is awarded to Ltd…”.

Proud to have this recognition, Liftshare's CEO Ali Clabburn stated “
Winning the award in 2008 was a huge honour, but to have won it again 11 years later is testament to the incredible work my team has done to help companies and individuals to travel more sustainably. We are constantly innovating to provide our clients with cutting edge technology, alongside proven behavioural change techniques to guarantee the schemes we implement are a success. Working with our base of over 700 clients to help them change and improve the way their staff travel is so satisfying, and their success really is our success. The bigger and better their schemes become, the larger our network grows.”.

Now in its 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. 

Liftshare look forward to celebrating its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.

School Road Safety Products - David Richards (Printers & Distributors) Ltd.

Kiddie Shaped Road Safety Signs


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