Line-up complete for Hackney Cycling Conference

Hackney Cycling conf

The full agenda for the 2017 Hackney Cycling Conference, titled ‘Cycling as a catalyst for healthy neighbourhoods’, has been announced.

Taking place at Hackney Town Hall on 27 April, the sixth edition of the conference will focus on cycling’s role in the future of London and other cities. The event is expected to once again attract more than 200 attendees.

The agenda will explore the developing policy context and showcase approaches to help create healthy streets, and the associated improvements to air quality and quality of life of Londoners, and encourage a shift from car to bike for short trips.

A presentation by Dr Ben Goldacre, one of the country’s most important advocates of evidence-based policy making, promises to be one of the highlights of the day.

Dr Goldacre, who co-authored a 2012 Cabinet Office paper on getting more randomised controlled trials on policy questions, will talk about the use of science in policy making and how to improve the evidence base by spotting and avoiding common mistakes in the use of science and statistics.

The agenda also includes presentations by Meg Hillier MP, chair of Public Accounts Committee and All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group committee member, Dr Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, and Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture.

Co-hosted by Hackney Council, Steer Davies Gleave and the Hackney Cycling Campaign, the Hackney Cycling Conference has become a fixture in the calendar of professionals, campaigners, and elected members eager to hear new ideas from a range of speakers.

Click here for more information about the event, including full details of the agenda and how to book to attend.

20 March 2017