Welcome to the Active Travel Academy at the University of Westminster. Set up in September 2019, the ATA brings together a broad spectrum of expertise to lead research, teaching and knowledge exchange, with a focus on walking and cycling, use of other ‘micromobilities’ from e-scooters to electric hand cycles; and reduction in car use.  The ATA will contribute to addressing issues around air pollution, climate breakdown, an inactivity epidemic, road injuries and deaths, unequal access to transport and the loss of independent mobility in childhood and at older ages. ATA expertise comes from across the University and beyond, from disciplines including transport and urban studies, architecture, sociology and politics, media studies, business studies, and health and wellbeing.
People walking in London
The Academy’s philosophy is that all disciplines and expertise are needed to address the acute global problems that car dominated transport systems have created. Funded by a substantial investment of over £582,000 over three years by the Quintin Hogg Trust, the academy will bring together practitioners, academics, students and many others with an interest or expertise in active travel.

New posts and sponsored PhD students starting in January 2020 support the Academy’s research interdisciplinary and teaching, including international summer school events, while an annual competition will appoint two visiting international fellows to contribute to the Academy’s work. Regular public events will also run alongside new initiatives such as an online open access academic journal for the field, providing an online public space for sharing and discussing new research across disciplinary boundaries.

Contact us: activetravelacademy@westminster.ac.uk

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Our 3 new @Active_ATA roles now up! 2 Research Associates (one on road danger reduction https://t.co/taPtio2mHT, 1 more widely focused https://t.co/J09Z69xxlC) & a Senior Research Fellow (car-free megacities https://t.co/pdMKaDq1aA). All P/T. Join our friendly, expanding team :)

Walking@Teatime, jointly organised by @LDN_LS and ourselves, is a series of meetings to discuss policy issues relevant to walking. At our launch on Thurs 28th, we ask: Why is walking the poor cousin of transport policy? What can we do about it? Register at

Join us and meet the MSc #transport #planning team! Online Postgraduate Information Evening | University of Westminster, London 3rd of June at 5:30 (BST) ⁦@TransPlanSoc⁩ ⁦@CIHTUK⁩ ⁦@RachelAldred⁩ ⁦@UniWestminster⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/gFbAs5c3TX

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