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Calendar of Sustainable Travel Related Events

Before you start thinking about when to run your own travel planning initiatives, take a look at the calendar of events and key dates below.

2020 Calendar of Sustainable Travel Related Events and Key Dates


There are several events dates for 2020 that still need to be confirmed. As soon as we receive confirmation we will be updating with specific dates.

 

30th January 2020 - Flexible Working Festival, Whitespace, Edinburgh

We're starting the year with fresh ideas in partnership with The Times, Scotland. This event is about helping  your organisation to turn flexible working into rocket fuel - driving business performance in 2020 and beyond. Forget what you thought about typical corporate events and challenge what you know about ways of working. Find out more at www.familyfriendlyworkingscotland.org.uk/

 

 

1st - 31st March 2020 - Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge  

Sustrans Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge will be returning in March, registrations are now open. Simply register your workplace team and encourage colleagues to join you in logging walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys to/from work or for business travel. 
 

 

 



 

22 April -  5 May 2020 – The Big Pedal  - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19


The UK’s biggest cycle and scoot to school event, by Sustrans to encourage children to cycle to and from school. Schools across the country compete to see who can earn the most points by cycling to school.


Find out more at www.bigpedal.org.uk




1st - 31st May 2020 - National Walking Month 2020

Awareness raising week aimed at promoting the benefits of walking.

Find out more at www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-you-can-do/campaigns/national-walking-month-2019

 

 

 

 

 

4th May 2020 (for 4 weeks) - Paths for All  Special Step Count Challenge launched for spring 2020

The four-week spring Step Count Challenge will begin on the 4th of May when teams of five from across the country will motivate each other to move more. For the first time, those taking part will be able to sync Fitbits and activity trackers to a new-look Step Count Challenge website. Registrations will open very soon so keep an eye on Twitter and Instagram.

Find out more at www.stepcount.org.uk

                                                                                         

 

 
18th - 22nd May 2020- Walk to School Week  - RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2020 DUE TO COVID 19

Awareness raising week aimed at promoting the benefits of walking to school.

Find out www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/walk-to-school-week
 



 May 2020 – Work Wise Week 2020 - TBC 

Raising awareness about smarter working (flexible working, home working, remote working) amongst employees and employers.

Find out more at www.workwiseuk.org/workwiseweek/

 


 
 May 2020 - National Work from Home Day 2020 -TBC 

Promoting the benefits of home working to both individuals, businesses and the environment.

Find out more at www.workwiseuk.org/workwiseweek/


 

5th June 2020- World Environment Day 

A global day for positive, environmental action and to encourage support for sustainable development.

Find out more at www.worldenvironmentday.global/

 




6th -14th June 2020 - Bike Week  BIKE WEEK WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE IN JUNE WITH EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 DUE TO COVID 19

Promoting cycling and showing how cycling can easily be part of everyday life.

Find out more at www.bikeweek.org.uk
 
 

 

3rd June 2020 -  2020 Active Travel Conference. Perth. RESCHEDULED FOR  2021 DUE TO COVID 19

The 12th annual Walking, Cycling, Connecting Communities Conference – commonly known as the National Active Travel Conference – returns to Perth Concert Hall.   Celebrating over a decade of promotion and development of Active Travel in Scotland, The conference’s theme is “Connecting Communities Sustainably ”

Find out more at www.walkcycleconnect.org/

 


26th June - 3rd July 2020 - Green Transport Week 


The aim is to raise awareness of the impact travel has on the environment and to make people think about the way they travel on every journey.

Find out more at www.eta.co.uk/trust/green-transport-week/


 
 

 


6th August 2020 – Cycle to Work Day 2020 

Cycle to Work Day is a national event, championed by multi gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day.

Find out more at www.cycletoworkday.org/

 

 

 

 

7th - 11th September 2020 - Zero Waste Week

Zero Waste week was founded by Rachelle Strauss in 2008 and began as a National UK Campaign.Campaigns last a week and take place annually during the first full week in September. Find out more at www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/about/ 


                                                

14th - 20th September - Scotland's Climate Week 2020 

Scotland’s Climate Week is back and will be taking place virtually!  This year, the Scottish Government has partnered with Home Energy Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland among others to deliver a programme of events that are designed to benefit both businesses and the consumer. There will also be a series of ministerial announcements throughout the week, starting from Monday which will be linked to how public sector organisations can deliver their plans to reach net-zero by 2045. Find out more here about the events taking place or visit www.greenerscotland.org

 

 

16th to 22nd  September 2020 - European Mobility Week 


This is a European festival promoting environmentally sensitive transport and raising awareness of the nuisances causes by the use of private cars in the city (Air, noise pollution, congestion etc). Good opportunity to promote active travel and public transport usage. 22nd September is Car Free Day.

Find out more at www.mobilityweek.eu/home/
     

 

6th to 22nd September 2020 - Act TravelWise Week 2020


Act TravelWise is co-ordinating TravelWise Week 2020. The week-long campaign will be held at the same time as, and in co-operation with, European Mobility Week (EMW) They will be holding webinars this year from Monday 14 September onwards. 2020: This year's theme is ‘Zero-Emission Mobility for All’. The theme reflects the ambitious targets to become carbon-neutral by 2050. It also aims to highlight the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promote an inclusive framework involving everyone.

Find out more at www.acttravelwise.org/travelwise-week/

 

 

                                          

5th - 11th October 2020 - National Liftshare Week 

Encouraging people to join the liftshare network in order to save money cut their carbon footprint and meet like-minded people.
Find out more at www.liftshare.com/liftshareweek

 

 

October 2020 - Climate Week 2020 -TBC

Climate Week 2020 is an opportunity for you and your organisation to showcase what you’re doing to help Scotland reach our new targets. Further information and support for public sector organisations taking part will be available via the SSN nearer to the date.  Find out more at www.sustainablescotlandnetwork.org/events/scotland-s-climate-week-2019

 

 

 


Whole of October - International Walk to School Month 

Month long awareness raising event where schools across the world join forces to promote walking to school.

Find out more at www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-with-us/walk-to-school 

 

 

8th October - Transport Research Institute's 6th Annual Electric Vehicle Event, Edinburgh 

The 6th Annual Electric Vehicle Event is taking place on Thursday 8th October 2020 at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart Campus.  Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity has confirmed that he will give the keynote address. Find out more here


 

 

October 2020 - The  Annual Scottish Rural Transport Convention - Carnoustie 

The Rural Transport Convention is the focal event for those engaged in the development of future mobility solutions. It brings together members of the public, private and third sectors from within and outside Scotland to discuss how we can collaboratively shape transport provision to meet the needs of rural communities and grow the rural economy.  Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

October 2020 - for 4 weeks  Autumn Step Count Challenge TBC

The challenge runs for 4 weeks and aims to get people walking more in and around the working day. You can find out more and register now at www.stepcount.org.uk

 
 

 

 

 

 

 



9th - 13th November 2020– National Commute Smart Week 

Raising awareness of smarter working practices and how they can help to avoid the misery of commuting in the dark winter months.

Find out more at www.workwiseuk.org/commutesmartweek/


 

 

 

 16th - 20th November 2020 - UK Road Safety Week 

An annual community event aimed at inspiring people to promote road safety within their local community.

Find out more at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

 

 


 



 

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