Sustrans latest research and delivery work to be presented at Cycle City Active City 2018

Cycle City Active City Conference

Cycle City Active City Conference 2018

Sustrans team Cycle City Active City Conference 2017

The Sustrans team at the conference in 2017

26 June 2018

We will be one of the special guests at the Cycle City Active City conference, taking place in Manchester on 28 and 29 June. 

Five delegates from across Sustrans will be presenting, chairing and leading workshops on both days at the conference. They will be highlighting our work and projects including: gender in cycling research, walking and cycling network planning, and running an active travel hub. 

Sustrans delegates 

Tim Burns, Senior Policy & Partnership Advisor

The “Cycling: reducing the gender gap - Are we nearly there yet?" presentation will review the findings of new research based on data from the Bike Life project (a survey of 7,770 people in seven cities) alongside research with women in the city of Glasgow (telephone interviews and focus groups with 40 women).

The findings add to the evidence base around why women cycle less than men in cities. Whilst women want to cycle more specific barriers get in the way. We make a number of recommendations to make cycling more inclusive for women in cities. 

28 June, 11:15am – 12:30pm, Room 2.219

Xavier Brice, CEO

Xavier will chair a panel discussion entitled “Bold and challenging plans to get people cycling and walking” with guests including: Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester Cycling & Walking Commissioner; Julie Harrington, CEO, British Cycling; and Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader, Arup. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

28 June, 12:45pm (Theatre) 

Kevin McCann, Head of Partnerships, England North

Kevin will run a series of workshops focused on Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs).

28 June, 3:45pm, Room 1.219, and 29 June, 11:30am, Room 2,219.

Simon Pratt, Head of Network Development

A presentation entitled, “Walking infrastructure that works – Walking & cycling network planning”, focused on the LCWIP process and case studies from Basingstoke and East Sussex.

29 June, 11:30am, Theatre

Rosslyn Colderley, Director, Northern Region

An “Active modes: diffusing the health time-bomb” presentation will focus on the many health benefits of cycling and featuring a case study of the Stockton Active Travel Hub

29 June, 3:30pm (Theatre)

Cycle City Active City is a ground-breaking conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage utility cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across the UK.

It aims to show how we get from ideas to reality, bringing together experts in active travel policy, infrastructure design and delivery, behaviour change marketing, public health campaigns and evidence. 


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