Agenda announced for Hackney Cycling Conference

Hackney Council, Steer Davies Gleave and the Hackney Cycling Campaign are pleased to announce the agenda for the 7th annual Hackney Cycling Conference, on 17th May. A full programme will be ready shortly but we thought you'd be as excited as we are about the emerging line-up.

Speakers will include:

Andreas Røhl - Associate, Gehl Architects
Andreas has worked at both national and city levels - including 7 years as director of the Bicycle Programme at the City of Copenhagen - creating efficient urban transport systems, with a consistent focus on transport as a means to creating liveable cities. His experience includes acting as a consultant for the cities of Vancouver, Berlin and Vienna which provide unique insights into delivering on high profile political agendas, as well as promoting cycling in urban areas via both hard and soft infrastructure.

Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, GLA and TfL
Will will talk about London’s cycling plans in light of the recent publication of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. This is the first time he will speak at a major cycling conference since its publication.

Nicola Kane, Head of Strategic Planning and Research,Transport for Greater Manchester Manchester is about to launch their Cycling and Walking Strategy. Nicola will talk about planning for a step-change in cycling in Manchester how growth of cycling fits in with Manchester’s wider transport strategy.

Steve Brooks, National Director for Wales, Sustrans
Steve is well known in Wales for his high profile and impactful contributions to public affairs over a twenty year period and will discuss the recent Cardiff Transport and Clean Air Green Paper. As the fastest growing major city in the UK outside of London, Cardiff makes an interesting case study within the policy context of the 2013 Active Travel Act (Wales) and real political appetite to change the city.

Other speakers include:

* Kevin Golding-Williams, DfT, Creating active travel communities
* Jeanette Baartman, Strategy and Policy Lead, Streets and Places, Transport for London
* Simon Munk, Infrastructure Campaigner, London Cycling Campaign
* Tom Platt, Head of Policy and Communications, Living Streets, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
* Simon Phillips, Transport Manager, Lambeth Council, Developing a Healthy Route Network
* and more!

Event details and registration can be found here (or by clicking the button below) and presentations from last year's event are here.



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