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The Whisky Bond

2 Dawson Road


G4 9SL

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote – transforming our streets for people

We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote is an collaborative partnership of walking and cycling organisations which have come together to put active travel on the agenda for the Scottish Parliamentary elections.

This training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn about how we can work together to achieve the transformation that we want. It is also a chance to pick up effective tools and skills - both for the coming election or for the longer term. Offering a selection of practical and creative workshops, covering effective campaigning techniques (including social and conventional media skills, using imagery, creative campaigning and combating backlash), key evidence for the benefits of cycling and how to start a local campaign. it should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners.We'll also be talking about the key campaign asks and how we can articulate these to politicians and the public.

The campaign is being co-ordinated by Suzanne Forup from CTC, the national cycling charity, and Sally Hinchcliffe, organiser of Pedal on Parliament, and is asking politicians if they will commit to backing:

  • Investment: Provide sustained, long term investment in both cycling and walking, reaching 10% of the transport budget

  • Infrastructure: Build and maintain dedicated cycling infrastructure, enabling people aged 8-80 to cycle

  • Safety: Promote and deliver safer roads for both walking and cycling

This grassroots campaign is gaining in momentum as we reach out to people and organisations that want to see the benefits of cycling: a healthier, wealthier and happier nation. You can find out more about the campaign, what we're asking for and how you can support it here: www.walkcyclevote.scot

The event is free but we'll be asking for donations to cover lunch and the cost of the venue


10 Welcome refreshments/Photocall with Prof Chris Oliver

10.30 Welcome Address from Prof Chris Oliver

10.45 Introducing #walkcyclevote

11.00 Evidence for Cycling - Bruce Whyte from Glasgow Centre for Population Health

11.30 Workshops:

  • Making the most of Social Media - Claire Connachan, Edinburgh Belles
  • Act local: starting a local campaign – Sally Hinchcliffe, PoP/Cycling Dumfries
  • Sustainable safety: designing streets the Dutch way - Sally Watson, NewCycling
  • Street Audits – Living Streets

12.15 Comfort break

12.30 Workshops:

  • Road Justice – Duncan Dollimore, CTC
  • Campaigning in pictures: using film and photography – Anthony Robson, CityCycling
  • Battling backlash: lessons from London’s Mini Holland campaigns – Clare Rogers, Enfield Cycle Campaign
  • Governments and how to talk to them

1.15 Lunch

2.00 Theory of Change – how do our actions relate to the impact we want to see?

2.30 Workshops:

  • Running an infrastructure safari – Lizzie Reather, Space4Cycling Glasgow/CTC
  • Creative campaigning (a ripping yarn) – Sally Hinchcliffe, PoP/Cycling Dumfries
  • Media skills – Carlton Reid, Bike Biz
  • Local campaigning, the long haul – DG Core Path campaign

3.15 Comfort break

3.30 Next stage of the campaign - what YOU can do!

4.00 Action Plan

4.30 End

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The Whisky Bond

2 Dawson Road


G4 9SL

United Kingdom

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Organiser We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Voute is an umbrella campaign supported by the following organisations for the 2016 Holyrood elections. Following wide-ranging discussions among campaigns and campaigners large and small we agreed on our top three priorities for our politicians

 We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote is supported by funding from CTC, the National Cycling Charity, and is being co-ordinated by Suzanne Forup from the CTC and Sally Hinchcliffe from Pedal on Parliament.

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