Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Essex County Council and Thurrock Council officially launched the South Essex Active Travel (SEAT) project at the Ideas in Motion: SEAT Conference 2017 on 31 October 2017.
SEAT is a three-year Department for Transport funded project, which aims to boost active travel and improve access to jobs, learning and skills in south Essex. Working closely with partners, the SEAT team will be engaging thousands of people across south Essex between now and March 2020, connecting them with the job, education and training opportunities available in the area.
Conference attendees heard keynote speeches from leading active travel practitioners and experts. 120 delegates attended the event, which was held at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace in Southend-on-Sea.
Councillor Tony Cox, Portfolio Holder for Transport, Waste and Regulatory Services at Southend Borough Council, said: “I am delighted to launch the South Essex Active Travel partnership and look forward to seeing the difference it makes to the people of south Essex. SEAT is a great opportunity to bring together councils and key external partners and make a real difference to the prospects of thousands of people, linking them up to education, training and jobs that they might otherwise have considered out of their reach.”
Conference delegates also got to explore and discuss a range of active travel topics in interactive workshops. Workshop topics included:
- How can communications help encourage people to travel differently?
- TRACE travel tracking project
- Travel planning
- Walking and cycling interventions and services
To see the photos from the day, check out the Ideas in Motion: SEAT Conference 2017 photo gallery.
If you want to get involved with SEAT, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at SEAT@southend.gov.uk.