About us

The Bournemouth Active Travel Forum was formed by a group of residents in the 1990’s – a group of people trying to influence change for a cleaner, safer place to live.

Today, BHAT it is still entirely made up of unpaid professionals, many of whom have extensive experience in planning and infrastructure. Our mission is to supply opinion, ideas and evidence of user experience to the Council staff tasked with promoting cycling and walking. It is not funded by or affiliated by the council in any way.

BHAT meets quarterly at Bournemouth Town Hall to discuss and promote Active Travel and cycling in Bournemouth and the local area, attended by local Councillor’s and Council Officers with highway responsibilities, representatives from local cycle groups, the Police and members of the public interested in Active Travel – the group is open to all.

Please join us at BCP Town Hall, Bourne Ave, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY

We post the Agenda for upcoming meetings in the news section. Please email us if you would like to raise an item for he next meeting.

Jason Falconer

Orienteering coaching, cartography, teacher training, Head Coach at Wessex Orienteering Club. Cycling coaching level 2 BC, Track, Trail/ Tech MTB leader, Bikeability, Safer Urban Driving Instructor, E-bike Instructor. Chairman of BH Active Travel Forum (March 2018)

Angela Pooley

Angela Pooley helped create the Forum and has been Secretary for several years.  She is passionate about encouraging cycling and reducing car use both from an environmental and health perspective.

Marc Lohez

Relative newcomer Marc has led the BHAT media, marketing and social in 2020. Creative Lead at Tandem Agency Bournemouth. Avid cyclist. Team rider for ICE Trikes UK. Velomobile enthusiast. Involved in Scouting.