People walking in London 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.

Watch our short film introducing our work, with or without subtitles:

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Booking open for our popular online course on transport behaviour, Wednesday evenings from 25th January.

Great video by @gcntweet on how important #cargobikes can be for reimagining #urbanfreight. Nice to see our research with @Active_ATA & @_wearepossible on the impacts of cargo bikes inspiring more and more businesses to adopt cycling delivery

At last, road casualty statistics will be reported by the government as collisions, not accidents. Language matters, and a default presumption crashes are accidental impacts how we perceive their causes, and solutions.

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