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Coming up on 27 March: 2023 Year in Review Event

Join us for our end of year event to reflect, review and celebrate a range of exemplar active travel project work carried out in 2023.

Presented by Sustrans Scotland, through the Engage Inspire Learn training and events programme, we invite you to join us for our end of year event – a time to reflect, review and celebrate a range of exemplar active travel project work carried out in 2023.

We’ll bring together Places for Everyone, Co-Design and National Cycle Network partners and active travel professionals from across Scotland to Dundee for a full day of learning through case studies, workshops and networking. This hybrid event will spotlight active travel projects that are complete or near completion. A focus on exemplar project work, spotlighting successes and networking will inspire you to apply learnings to your own projects that make it easier for everyone to walk, wheel and cycle.

We appreciate it’s a busy time, but we would encourage you to put some time aside to reflect on the year that has passed, and join us for this celebratory event.

Attend the event in-person at the V&A Dundee or virtually. Presentations will be livestreamed (due to their nature, workshops and group discussions won’t). When you register, you can choose if you would like to attend in-person or virtually.

Registration is free and closes on 25 March at 9am.

Agenda at a glance

Agenda is subject to change. * Indicates session will be livestreamed.

🎟️ 09:30 – 10:00 – Arrival and Check-In

Collect your badge and enjoy a coffee.

🎤 10:00 – 10:20 – Welcome and Keynote Address*

Presented by Karen McGregor, Scotland Director at Sustrans.

💡 10:20 – 11:20 – Project Presentations and Q&A*

Hear from those whose active travel projects are complete or near completion. Learn about their experiences including what went well and what they are proud of.

☕ 11:20 – 11:30 – Break
💡 11:30 – 12:30 – The Recipe for Success: Roundtable Discussions

Learn hints and tips from active travel project partners and project leads who have been there and done it. In these informal discussions hosted by those leading projects, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions and ask questions.

🍽️ 12:30 – 13:15 – Lunch

A fully vegetarian lunch will be served.

🎤 13:15 – 15:00 – Community Engagement: Using a Model Design Kit

Learn about Sustrans’ model design kit and how it can benefit your projects. We’ll hear from Glasgow City Council who will share their experience of using the design kit in community engagement activities towards the design journey. There will also be time to interact with the kit and ask questions informally.

💡 13:15 – 15:00 – Walking Tour of Union Street, Dundee

Join the project team for a walking tour of the nearby Union Street. Hear about how this project aims to deliver a new transformative street infrastructure through a community co-design process, led by professional designers in collaboration with partners and the community.

☕ 15:00 – 15:15 – Break
💡 15:15 – 16:15 – Vision 2030 Workshop

This visioning workshop will take us into the future of 2030 – where communities are shaped around people, and walking and cycling are the most popular choices for shorter everyday journeys. Thinking about the successful projects we have reflected on earlier in the day, this session will take an imaginative look at what project deliverables look like in 2030, what success means in active travel projects, and what actions were needed to make these a reality.

🎤 16:15 – 16:30 – Reflections and Closing

Reflect on the day’s learnings and takeaways.