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 contributes 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 brings together practitioners, academics, students and many others with an interest or expertise in active travel.

New posts and sponsored PhD students started in January 2020 to support the Academy’s research interdisciplinary and teaching, including international summer school events, while an annual competition appoints visiting international fellows to contribute to the Academy’s work. Regular public events 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

On Twitter:

Now on Monday 13th at 1pm (change of date) - find out more about @MScTransportUoW at our live online information session. https://t.co/T1ke40oJl0

This Thursday, 5:30pm! It's Walking @ Teatime #2, from @Active_ATA & @LDN_LS :) 'The pedestrian pound, revisited', with Stephen Edwards, @livingstreets Director of Policy, & Anne Faure, President of @ruedelavenir. Register here: https://t.co/5SIOZmnYbE

Good to be a part of this on Thursday and share my knowledge on streets for children (and everyone really..) - unfortunately I think it clashes with @Active_ATA Walking at Tea Time event, so you will have to pick your fav :-) https://t.co/6rx3hlANFf

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