Speakers sought for walking and cycling conference

LRSC walking and cycling conf

The organisers of a new walking and cycling conference, which aims to recognise the importance of active travel in London, have issued a final call for papers.

The London Walking and Cycling Conference takes place at the Guildhall on 24 May and is being hosted by the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London Corporation.

The conference, which replaces the Hackney Cycling Conference, will provide an opportunity for politicians and officers from across the Capital to come together with industry experts, academics and campaigners.

The agenda will explore how to improve the experience of walking and cycling and enable more people to choose these healthy and sustainable modes of travel. It will also consider the wider social, environmental and economic benefits of investing in active travel.

Ahead of the event, the organisers have issued a call for papers from professionals involved in the following areas: road danger reduction; local or national campaigning; policy and strategy; behaviour change; design; engineering; public health; technology; planning; and communications.

The organisers especially welcome papers from outside of London, so that attendees may learn from experience in other contexts.

Suitable topics could include:

  • The role of traffic reduction and Vision Zero in enabling walking and cycling
  • Planning for walking and cycling in new developments
  • Achieving modal shift at workplaces
  • The contrasting challenges faced in residential and urban areas
  • What wider changes need to happen to enable growth in walking and cycling
  • Technology and its role in the future of walking and cycling
  • Case studies and best practice for projects, policy and campaigns

The deadline for submissions is 22 February 2019, but the organisers are encouraging interested parties to submit papers as soon as possible.

Click here for more information and details of how to submit a paper.

20 February 2019