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Hackney Cycling Conference 2017

Hackney Council, Steer Davies Gleave and Hackney Cycling Campaign

Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

Hackney Cycling Conference 2017

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission 27 Apr 2017 £65.00 £0.00
Local Authority and non-profit   more info 27 Apr 2017 £45.00 £0.00
Early Bird - General Admission   more info Ended £45.00 £0.00
Early Bird - Local Authority and non-profit   more info Ended £30.00 £0.00

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Cycling as a catalyst for healthy neighbourhoods
Thursday 27 April 2017 - Hackney Town Hall, London


This will be the first major cycling conference after the Mayor of London publishes his Transport Strategy and other UK cities will be on the verge of mayoral elections. It is the perfect time for professionals, politicians, academics and campaigners to come together and discuss the implications of these changes for our streets and neighbourhoods.

This event is aimed at practitioners - those whose role it is to modernise our streets and encourage more people to walk and cycle. We will explore the developing policy context and showcase innovative approaches to help us deliver healthy streets, and the associated improvements to air quality and the quality of life of Londoners, and encourage a shift from car to walking and cycling for short trips.

Speakers will include:

And more speakers will be announced shortly, so check back!


Co-hosted by Hackney Council, Steer Davies Gleave and the Hackney Cycling Campaign, and sponsored by Cyclehoop and Cycle Confident, 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. The conference attracts over 200 national and international speakers and delegates and is a great opportunity to be heard, influence policy and discuss ideas.

We welcome delegates from across the sector including campaigners, academics and professionals in any of the following areas: road safety, road danger reduction, local or national campaigning, policy, behaviour change, engineering, public health, technology, planning or communications. We especially welcome delegates from outside of London, so that we can learn from experience in other contexts.

Check out last year's event here.  




Thursday 27 April 2017 - 9:30am – 5pm
Lunch is provided and the event will be followed by drinks and networking.
Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms, Reading Lane, E8 1EA

General admission - £65
Local Authority, non-profit, academic institutions, students - £45


The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Steer Davies GleaveCyclehoop and Cycle Confident.

The theme of the Hackney Cycling Conference 2017 is Cycling as a catalyst for healthy neighbourhoods.

Transport and planning professionals across the country are dealing with the question of how to manage growth and regeneration to ensure new and established neighbourhoods function as well as possible for the people who live there. Few places in the country are projecting growth at quite the speed and volume of East London, making it a test bed for ideas that can be applied throughout the country.

Massive new developments creating entire new neighbourhoods present opportunities, but are we getting them right? How do we create streets that provide a safe and attractive environment for walking, cycling, play and socialising? How do we ensure connections between neighbourhoods new and old, and how can development contribute to the creation of a comprehensive cycle network?

The same questions are true of existing streets, but we tend not to masterplan the retrofitting of established neighbourhoods. Residential and local streets make up the vast majority of streets in a city, but often receive less investment and less focus in planning for cycling. But the quality of these streets has a big impact on the people who live and work on them, and they can play an important role as part of the cycling network.

In some ways, London has embarked on a transport planning experiment, investing in high volume cycle corridors (Cycle Superhighways), a lower volume cycle network on local streets (Quiet Ways) as well as the town centre focussed mini-Hollands, while also experiencing unprecedented growth and new developments creating neighbourhoods out of historically industrial land.

The underlying question of this experiment is how do we move people around a huge city, making walking, cycling or public transport the obvious choice, while ensuring the balance between the connectivity and mobility and place functions of neighbourhoods?


The Hackney Cycling Conference is hosted by:     
Hackney Council logo Steer Davies Gleave logo Hackney Cycling Campaign logo
And sponsored by:    
Cycle Confident and Cycle hoop logos  
Do you have questions about Hackney Cycling Conference 2017? Contact Hackney Council, Steer Davies Gleave and Hackney Cycling Campaign

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Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms
Reading Lane
E8 1EA London
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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