Welcome to the Active Travel Academy at the University of Westminster. Set up in September 2019 with a substantial initial investment of over £500,000 over three years by the Quintin Hogg Trust, the ATA brings together a broad spectrum of expertise to lead research, teaching and knowledge exchange, with a focus on walking, wheeling, cycling and other active modes, use of ‘micromobilities’, and reduction in car use.
The Academy believes all disciplines and expertise are needed to address the acute global problems that car dominated transport systems have created. It brings together practitioners, academics, students and others with an interest or expertise in active travel. 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. It takes a critical approach to pressing policy problems, drawing on a wide range of tools and methods, from Big Data to (auto)ethnography.
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