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Free one day conference launches new South West transport group

10 November 2015

A new group, which aims to improve public transport in the South West, is being launched with a free one day conference in Bristol on Saturday 14 November.

Campaign for Better Transport South West aims to help improve transport in the region by bringing together local people, activists and transport experts. Saturday’s free conference will help shape the work of the new group and will cover:

  • How a new group for the South West could start to improve things
  • Provide an independent view on national and regional transport policy
  • Discuss the key transport and planning issues in the South West
  • Set out the new group’s key priorities

Speaking at the event will be Steve Melia, senior lecturer in transport and planning at University of the West of England, and Stephen Joseph, chief executive at Campaign for Better Transport.

Chris Todd, conference organiser, said: “This conference is open to anyone who wants to make a difference and help change transport in the region for the better. If you are currently campaigning to stop a local road scheme, opposing local bus cuts, fed up with the lack of money being spent on walking and cycling or want to see rail connections improved and air pollution tackled, this conference is for you.”

The conference is free and open to anyone in the South West with an interest in transport. People who are interested in attending can register here or email info@bettertransport.org.uk to book their place.

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For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).