Street Talks April 2017: How cycling is changing everything

Panel speakers: Rachel Aldred, Peter Walker, Laura Laker, Jon Little, Lucy Saunders and Xavier Brice

(L to R) Rachel Aldred, Peter Walker, Laura Laker, Jon Little, Lucy Saunders and Xavier Brice

Street talk event attendees

Street Talks are attended by professionals, commentators, campaigners and individuals

Attendees can ask questions about travel and public spaces in London

Street Talk event attendees can ask questions about travel and public spaces in London

The cycling revolution

How and why do cycling cultures in Europe vary so much? What can we learn from cycling provision and behaviour elsewhere in the world and the UK? What is ‘Bike Lash’ and how do we deal with it?

Our April edition of StreetTalks attempted to answer some of these questions and delved into the so-called "Cycling Revolution" taking place around the world.

Event highlights 

The event took place at WeWork Spitalfields in central London on 5 April 2017. 

Those who attended heard from Peter Walker, Guardian Journalist and Bike Blogger, in conversation with Cycling Journalist, Laura Laker, as they discussed topics from his new book 'How Cycling Can Save the World' with a panel that included: 

  • Rachel Aldred, Reading in Transport at the University of Westminster 
  • Jon Little, Director of Bespoke Transport Consulting, working on Waltham Forest's mini-Holland 
  • Lucy Saunders, Public health specialist and author of the Healthy Streets concept 
  • Paul Steely-White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City

The discussions focused on what role does cycling have in our society, how it is changing and what more can be done to support it. 

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