People walking in London 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 Academy believes 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 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. We have projects supported by funders including Cross River Partnership, Department for Transport, the KR Foundation, Transport for London, & the Road Safety Trust.

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Modifying Transport Behaviour - second run of our popular module begins January 26th. Register your interest by writing to

Cycles of Violence: Analysing media discourse in the newspaper reporting of bicycle users and road fatalities
- by @DavidFevyer a recipient of the New Voices Awards 2021 |

Big congratulations to @Active_ATA PhD student @hollyjaneweir who passed her viva today! Well done Holly 🙂 Such an interesting mixed-method qualitative study on children's experiences & mobilities in East London, with the *best* short title ever ("Phenomenal Landscapes").

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