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7th Annual Hackney Cycling Conference

Be a part of the 7th annual Hackney Cycling Conference and help shape the discussion about cycling’s role in the future of our cities.

This will be the first major cycling conference after the local elections in May 2018 and comes at a time when active travel is high on the political agenda. 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, politicians and campaigners - 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 bike for short trips.

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. The conference attracts over 200 national and international speakers and delegates and is a great opportunity to be heard, influence policy and gain exposure for your ideas.

Details of last year’s event can be found here: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cycling-conference

Agenda (updated on 20.04.2018)

8.30 Ride-thru valet cycle parking opens
First 50 delegates to get the VIP treatment. Ride straight up to the door and have your bike tuned up and kept safe while you enjoy the conference.
Provided by: Cyclehoop and Cycle Confident

9.00 Peak-time infrastructure cycle tour
Join us at Haggerston Station for a peak-time look at infrastructure, finishing at Hackney Town Hall.
Ofo will be supplying bikes for the tour if you aren’t able to bring you own.

10.00 Conference Starts
Welcome from Chair
Welcome from Hackney
Representative from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group

Andreas Røhl, Gehl Architects
It’s not about the bike

11.15 Refreshment break

11.30 London Focus
Jeanette Baartman, Transport for London, Developing New Cycle Routes for LondonDeveloping New Cycle Routes for London

Simon Phillips, Transport Manager Lambeth Council,
Developing a Healthy Route Network

Simon Munk & Tom Platt, London Cycling Campaign and Living Streets
Low traffic Neighbourhoods

Will Norman, The Mayor of London’s Walking & Cycling Commissioner
Cycling and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy

12.45 Lunch break

13.30 Streamed sessions on the following topics:
Stream 1, hosted by Steer Davies Gleave
Bike Share
A discussion led by panellists from the bike share industry, London and Greater Manchester Transport Authorities

Stream 2, hosted by Modeshift
Behaviour change in journeys to work, leisure and education
Featuring best practice presentations on work place cycling, cargo bikes to carry children, timed pedestrian and cycle zones and a publicity campaign to football fans

Stream 3: Hosted by the City of London
Non-cycling measures to facilitate cycling
Pecha Kucha presentations on managing pedestrian and cyclist conflict, street furniture, reducing construction vehicle risks and grey fleet, the importance of commercial innovation and more!

15.00 Refreshment break

15.20 National Focus

Nicola Kane, Transport for Greater Manchester
Planning for a step-change in cycling in Manchester

Steve Brooks, National Director for Wales, Sustrans
Discussing the recent Cardiff Transport and Clean Air Green Paper within the wider policy context

Dr Kevin Golding-Williams, DfT, Head of Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
Creating active travel communities (in England)

16.45 Networking Drinks sponsored by Steer Davies Gleave

18.00 Valet Cycle Parking closes

More about the speakers:

Andreas Røhl, Associate, Gehl Architects
Andreas Røhl has worked at both national and city levels - including 7 years as director of the Bicycle Programme at the City of Copenhagen - creating efficient urban transport systems, with a consistent focus on transport as a means to creating liveable cities. His experience includes acting as a consultant for the cities of Vancouver, Berlin and Vienna which provide unique insights into delivering on high profile political agendas, as well as promoting cycling in urban areas via both hard and soft infrastructure.

Will Norman, The Mayor of London’s Walking & Cycling Commissioner
Will Norman will talk about London’s cycling plans in light of the recent publication of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. This is the first time he will speak at a major cycling conference since its publication.

Nicola Kane, Head of Strategic Planning and Research, Transport for Greater Manchester
Manchester is about to launch their Cycling and Walking Strategy. Nicola will talk about planning for a step-change in cycling in Manchester how growth of cycling fits in with Manchester’s wider transport strategy.

Steve Brooks, National Director for Wales, Sustrans
Steve Brooks is well known in Wales for his high profile and impactful contributions to public affairs over a twenty year period and will discuss the recent Cardiff Transport and Clean Air Green Paper. As the fastest growing major city in the UK outside of London, Cardiff makes an interesting case study within the policy context of the 2013 Active Travel Act (Wales) and real political appetite to change the city.

Event Details


Thursday 17 May 2018 - 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

Event parking

The first 50 delegates will receive VIP treatment for their bikes with ride-thru valet cycle parking. Ride straight up to the front doors and Cyclehoop will take care of your bike for the day including a tune up.


General admission - £70
Local Authority, non-profit, academic institutions, students - £45


The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Steer Davies Gleave, Cycle Confident, Cyclehoop and Ofo.

Check out last year's event here.

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