Nick Butler has over thirteen years’ experience in developing and implementing sustainable transport programmes in the public, private and community sectors. From 2007 to 2015 Nick worked on Darlington Borough Council’s Local Motion project which was set up as part of the Department for Transport’s Sustainable Travel Demonstration Towns initiative. During this time, Nick also spent two years as the Department for Transport’s Regional School Travel Advisor for the North East and Yorkshire & The Humber regions.
Nick was appointed Vice-Chair to Modeshift in 2011 and during that time managed the Modeshift STARS Schools programme. Nick became the National STARS Manager in March 2015 and now oversees the scheme nationwide.
Presentation: Modeshift STARS – Safe and Active Travel awards for schools
Modeshift STARS is a national awards scheme for all schools in England. Over 2,000 schools are using the online STARS system to plan and record all the travel activity they deliver including a full site audit and an annual travel survey. The presentation will focus specifically on the intrinsic links between active travel and road safety in the Modeshift STARS scheme and how the two must be given equal attention in order to ensure that young people are able to choose safer and more active options for the journey to school.