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.
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.
- Walking and cycling network planning - Simon Pratt
- Cycling: Reducing the gender gap - Suzanne Motherwell & Tim Burns
- Cycling and walking to health- Rosslyn Colderley