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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



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.

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

Awareness raising week aimed at promoting the benefits of walking.

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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.

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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.

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 May 2020 – Work Wise Week 2020 - TBC 

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

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 May 2020 - National Work from Home Day 2020 -TBC 

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

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5th June 2020- World Environment Day 

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

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

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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 ”

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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.

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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.

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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 


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.

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15th September 2020 - The Scottish Transport Show 

The 2nd Scottish Transport Show. It brings together all parts of the Scottish transport industry and the transport supply chain for a day of networking, sharing of knowledge and innovation ideas in Masterclasses and at the Knowledge Hub and also has an all-day exhibition featuring 100 exhibitors. 

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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.
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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




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.

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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







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.

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

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

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