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14 - 15 May 2024
Big Penny Social, E17

A blueprint for delivering Mini-Holland schemes

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2024 marks the 10 year anniversary of the transformational Enjoy Waltham Forest programme.  To celebrate this special anniversary, a two-day event is being organised that will include a comprehensive schedule of site visits and study tours around the borough, plus a full 1 day conference, exhibition and networking event at the Big Penny Social near Blackhorse Road Station.

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What's going to be discussed:

The event is both a celebration of 10 years of Enjoy Waltham Forest and the huge transformation work that has taken place, plus it also serves as a toolkit and unique learning experience to find out how it was achieved.

The programme will show how to develop a vision for change, agree a process and a team that can deliver. The event will also be a great networking opportunity. 

Why attend?

Learn how to develop your own transformational active travel schemes from the politicians, practitioners and project teams who worked in Waltham Forest. Study tours, led rides and walks will showcase the significant progress that has been made across the borough.


Conference sessions and lectures will provide toolkits to help other councils to organise themselves to deliver similar projects elsewhere.

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Who should attend?

  • Councillors and politicians

  • Transport planners and policy makers

  • Traffic and transport engineers

  • Researchers and academics

  • Campaign organisations and lobby groups

  • Urban and landscape planners

  • and anyone interested in developing borough wide active travel schemes

Why exhibit?

The event will be attended by over 300 practitioners working across the UK and provides a unique opportunity to exhibit products and services. The exhibition will take place from 09.30 - 17.00 on Wednesday 15 May.

The exhibition takes place in the same area that refreshments, lunch and networking drinks are served.

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Study Tours

Tuesday 14 May

 Study Tours

All routes will start and end at Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF


Walking and Cycling tours 1 will run from 12pm-2pm

Walking and Cycling tours 2 will run from 2.30pm-4.30pm

Walking Tours

Walking Tour 1 – Cycle Parking and Complementary Initiatives
(12pm - 2pm)

This 6km route features a suite of cycle parking including residential Bikehangars and Station Cycle Hubs,
behaviour change initiatives at schools including School Streets and public realm improvements, and working with places of worship.


Walking Tour 2 – Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
(2.30pm - 4.30pm)

This 7km route features three Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) situated around Walthamstow Town Centre – Walthamstow Village, Blackhorse Village and the Markhouse Area. The tour will include a range of modal filters, Copenhagen crossings, public realm improvements and Orford Road, a pedestrianised high street.

Cycling Tours

Cycling Tour 1 – Cycling Infrastructure
(12pm - 2pm)

This 11km route includes cycling routes on Forest Road, Blackhorse Road and Lea Bridge Road and residential areas including the Coppermill Liveable Neighbourhood area
and Walthamstow Village. Key infrastructure that you will see en-route includes protected cycle lanes, toucan crossings, low-level cycle signals, Copenhagen crossings and modal filters.


Cycling Tour 2 – Public Realm Improvements and Sustainable Urban Drainage
(2.30pm - 4.30pm)

This 16km route features a range of public realm improvements, urban greening initiatives and award-winning Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS) schemes including Brooke Road and Esther Road flood mitigation schemes, Whipps Cross Interchange, Francis Road pedestrianised high street and community gardens.


Wednesday 15 May



Registration opens. Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area.



Welcome and overview of the Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme and the work of Active Travel England

Linzi Roberts-Egan, Chief Executive of Waltham Forest Council

Chris Boardman, Commissioner, Active Travel England



The Mini-Holland approach

A Q&A session focussed on how the original Mini-Holland bid was conceptualised and developed with information from TfL/the GLA on what makes an effective bid. Other topics to be discussed include setting up programme management and governance and working with funders to begin delivering schemes.


Session Chair: Carlton Reid,Freelance journalist,, 

Vala Valavan, Strategic Account Director, Project Centre

Chris Proctor, Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme Lead, London Brough of Waltham Forest

Simon Munk, Lead Technical Consultant, London Cycling Campaign 

David Rowe, Interim Director of Investment Delivery Planning, Transport for London

Paul Gasson, Active Travel Campaigner


Morning  Break. Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area.


Delivery of the Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme

An overview of scheme delivery, from concept design and stakeholder engagement through to implementation and behaviour change.

Chris Harrison, Regional Director, Project Centre

Mike Saunders, CEO. CommonPlace

Ebenezer Harris, Associate, Project Centre

Peter Hyde, Managing Director, Riney 

Jane Sherry, Head of Sustainable Transport, London Borough of Waltham Forest


Networking Lunch. Lunch served in the exhibition area.


Behaviour Change & Community Involvement 

A session designed to illustrate how community involvement is key to enabling long-term behaviour change

Session Chair: Hannah Owen, Head of Transformation & Innovation, Waltham Forest Council

Carolyn Axtell,  Parklets Campaign Manager, Possible

Mariam Draaijer, CEO, Joy Riders

Sarah Javaid MBE, Programmes & Partnerships Lead, Cycle Sisters


Afternoon break. Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area.









Outcomes of the Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme

A session highlighting the importance of data collection, monitoring and evaluation including key health and environmental outcomes to date.

Session Chair: Brian Deegan, Director of Inspections, Active Travel England

Christina Zervou, Air Quality & Environmental Protection Service Manager, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Joe McDonnell,Director of Public Health,London Borough of Waltham Forest

Anna Goodman, Assistant Professor,  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

In conversation with Cllr Clyde Loakes 

Facilitated by Steph Bortoli, Head of Engagement, Project Centre

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Will Norman, Active Travel Commisioner, Transport for London 

What's next for Waltham Forest?

An overview of what's planned in Waltham Forest in 2024 and beyond.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader, London Borough of Waltham Forest


Drinks Reception

Programme is currently under development. Please check back for the latest updates.



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Councillor Clyde Loakes

Deputy Leader

Waltham Forest Council

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Carlton Reid

Freelance journalist,

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Chris Boardman MBE


Active Travel England

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Chris Harrison

Regional Director

Project Centre

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Mike Saunders



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Vala Valavan

Strategic Account Director

Project Centre

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Sarah Javaid

Sarah Javaid MBE

Programmes & Partnerships Lead

Cycle Sisters

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Anna Graham

Assistant Professor,  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

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Joe McDonnell

Director of Public Health

London Borough of Waltham Forest

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Peter​​​​ Hyde


Tarmac Highway


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Stephanie Bortoli

Head of Engagement

Project Centre

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Jane Sherry

Head of Sustainable Transport

Waltham Forest Council

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Will Norman

Walking & Cycling Commissioner

Transport for London 

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Mariam Draaijer



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Simon Munk

Lead Technical Consultant

London Cycling Campaign

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Carolyn Axtell

Parklets Campaign Manager


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Paul Gasson

Paul Gasson

Active Travel Campaigner

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David Rowe

Interim Director of Investment Delivery Planning

Transport for London

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Chief Executive 

London Borough of Waltham Forest

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Brian Deegan

Director of Inspections

Active Travel England

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Exhibition Rates

3m x 2m stand

£1,750 + VAT

6m x 2m stand

£2,500 + VAT

Exhibition Floorplan


Conference Room

Main Entrance





Exhibitors include


Delegate rates

Public Sector

Public Sector Delegate

£195 + VAT

Private Sector

Private Sector Delegate

£295 + VAT

A number of supported places have been made available for local authorities, community groups and charities. To apply for a free place, please contact Daniel Simpson at:


Special priority will be given to councillors and officers working in local authorities outside of London. 

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