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The Walk – Through Coventry

Travelling sustainably towards equality, diversity and inclusion

As part of our UK City of Culture travel assistant deployment for Coventry, ‘You. Smart. Thing.’ is proud to be supporting the Little Amal, a young refugee, who has embarked on a remarkable journey!

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‘You. Smart. Thing.’ Informs An Artistic Route To Environmental Sustainability

Image by Jill Reidy, Red Snapper Photography

A goodwill gesture to the UK’s littered coastlines

Throughout August, Warwickshire-based artist Rob Hamp is travelling to some of the UKs busiest coastal locations to collect litter and sand to inform a new architectural artwork. The Art Can Be Rubbish Too project aims to encourage recycling, civic pride, and asks us to look again at our own relationship to waste. The work will be launched at Coventry Biennial 2021 this October and is a co-commission between Coventry Biennial and UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures.

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Travability

Disabled people do not exist in silos

A consortium developing a new data-sharing framework to communicate disabled people’s travel requirements between supply-chain operators has secured funding from the UK’s Connected Places Catapult.

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Becoming Carbon Neutral by Mapping Charge-point Supply & Demand

‘EV Assist’ is a leading edge collaboration between Transport for West Midlands and developers of the multi award winning Travel Assistant platform, ‘You. Smart. Thing.’ (YST). It aims to incentivise the use of electric vehicles (EVs), accelerating the UK’s journey towards achieving a carbon neutral economy.

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Transport for Wales ‘Boarding Pass’ Service

Capacity Management During the Pandemic & Beyond

As the second wave of COVID-19 took hold in 2020, in response to shifting COVID-19 social distancing measures and recommendations, Transport for Wales (TfW) identified the need for a ‘boarding pass’ style solution to increase customer confidence and enable people to Travel Safer by maintaining social distancing on their rail services. Cost and speed of deployment (within 2 months) were both critical and the solution needed to work parallel with incumbent ticket issuing systems as part of TfW’s critical technology infrastructure.

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EV Assist +

New funding to improve charge point accessibility. 

The Scottish Government has awarded £210,000 to test new ways of improving accessibility across ChargePlace Scotland’s electric vehicle charging network.

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Business Development Manager (Venues & Events)

Market leading destination and travel management platform , ‘You, Smart. Thing.’ (YST), is seeking an experienced business development manager to focus on new deployments of its web-based ‘Travel Assistant’ service for UK destinations, venues and events.

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Coventry BID Travel Assistant

A new Coventry Business Improvement District initiative in partnership with ‘You. Smart. Thing.’, to help boost recovery of the regional economy by promoting ‘Covid-conscious’ travel.

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West Midlands Metro Travel Assistant

A new initiative from West Midlands Metro , Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and ‘You. Smart. Thing.’, to help boost recovery of the regional economy by promoting smarter travel.

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#CoventryMoves

Visiting the UK City of Culture 2021

As UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is gearing up for a stunning programme of events.

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Restarting the Cultural Sector

‘In-situ’ and ‘En-route’ Travel Advice for Audiences

YST is currently helping to restart the cultural sector by working with destinations and events to deploy our UK government backed ‘Travel Assistant’.

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