June 30, 2022 4 min read
Over the past two days we had the pleasure of attending Reset Connect in London - the UK's largest sustainability and net-zero event! It was a great to see so many innovative companies and fresh ideas on display at the conference. Here's some of our key highlights from across the two days!
Day 2 of @ResetConnect! Make sure to pop down to our stand at the Micromobility Hub to have a chat and learn more about our newly launched #CommuterPlatform! You can also enter our draw to win an ACE light! pic.twitter.com/y7OSkWfaaD— See.Sense (@seesense_cc) June 29, 2022
This conference was especially exciting for us as it marked the official launch of our innovative new Commuter Platform. The platform aims to help employers incentivise cycling and reduce their Scope 3 emissions, whilst generating data that can be used by Local Authorities to transform infrastructure for active travel. Our Co-founder, Irene McAleese, launched the Commuter Platform at the Reset Connect Mobility Hub, as part of a well received presentation which also focused on micro mobility's role in the future of urban mobility.
You can view more information on the Commuter Platform here.
A great presentation from @_IreneMc at @ResetConnect this afternoon, focusing on Micromobility's Role in Future Urban Mobility! Our #CommuterPlatform to help businesses reduce emissions, incentivise cycling and transform infrastructure was also officially launched! pic.twitter.com/fV7eKdhff9— See.Sense (@seesense_cc) June 28, 2022
Read all about @seesense_cc innovative new platform where employees receive free or heavily discounted bike lights to encourage cycling to work @TheStartupsMag https://t.co/0KLnzJ1ztn?— Reset Connect (@ResetConnect) June 29, 2022
ACE bike light giveaway at thei stand(M2)#resetconnect #lcaw2022 pic.twitter.com/e0bVxj1e9t
One of our favourite sessions from the conference was this informative panel discussion on the future of active travel and mobility. The conversation was centred around the need for inclusivity to be at the forefront of future active travel planning, and highlighted the importance of micro-mobility data to understand where and how people are moving around cities. Check out the thread below to see more.
There was an excellent session at #ResetConnect for the @transportwm panel with @veerasamy_sonya @LMaufe @voitechnology @WSP_UK to discuss “Net zero, Safety and Equity: Shaping the Future of Active Travel and Mobility”. 🚲🚶♀️🦼🛴 👏 pic.twitter.com/Nf285gNbgU— Irene McAleese (@_IreneMc) June 29, 2022
We had some great discussions with our friends at EIT Urban Mobility during the conference, and one of our favourite presentations was by Edwin Heesakkers, Managing Director of EIT Urban Mobility. Edwin's presentation placed the urgency of the climate crisis into perspective, and stressed the need to prioritise action to combat the problems created by our current transport systems.
It was great to get our hands on a copy of this fantastic study by Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brommelstroet, who also spoke at the Reset Connect Mobility Hub. The book takes a radical approach to redesigning our urban infrastructure, and seeks to put people at the centre of the way we design our streets - not cars. Thanks to the authors for providing copies of their book at the event!
There were lots of innovative carbon foot-printing companies at the conference, and one of our favourites was Climax Community. Their data driven platform, Climate Essentials, enables organisations to understand their carbon footprint and manage their emissions, with the eventual goal of becoming a net-zero organisation.
We also had our eyes opened at the Pawprint stand by the book, 'How Bad Are Bananas: The Carbon Footprint of Everything' by Mike Berners Lee. From this brilliant book, we were able to takeaway some key stats related to cycling and mobility that highlight the need for a modal shift towards active travel:
Be sure to come and check out London’s first purpose-built net zero taxi @hptaxi— Reset Connect (@ResetConnect) June 28, 2022
Could'n make it today? We'll see you tomorrow. Registrations at the door.#sustainability #mobility #resetconnect #lcaw2022 pic.twitter.com/pWZweNCxPt
Lastly, we'd like to thank everyone who took the time to come up and chat over the course of the conference. We had a super time talking about our exciting new Commuter Platform, and It was fantastic to meet plenty of keen cyclists who trust our lights to keep them safe! We'll be getting in touch with the lucky winner of our ACE light draw shortly!
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