Me speaking in Lund
Following my Erasmus visit to Lund, Sweden, Till Koglin
from Lund University will be coming to London to give two seminars based on his research on cycling in Sweden and Denmark. Both are free and open to the public (but you need to register in advance) and both will be held at 6pm at Westminster University’s Marylebone Campus, which is opposite Madame Tussauds, near Baker Street tube.
Cycling, planning and space (Tuesday 28th May):
This seminar will discuss cycling in relation to urban and transport planning and how urban space is related to the marginalisation of cyclists and produced by politics of planning for motorised traffic, with examples from Malmö and Stockholm in Sweden. This seminar is part of the LCC Policy Forum seminar series – book via the website.
Comparing cycling experiences in Stockholm and Copenhagen (Thursday 30th May):
This seminar will discuss how cyclists, in general, view their situation in two Scandinavian cities, Stockholm in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark. The empirical data for the discussion comes from two survey studies in the two case cities, where Copenhagen is known as a good city for cyclists with a high share of cycling in the modal split and Stockholm, which has a very low share of cycling in the modal split, is not. This event is organised as part of the London Cycling Research Group seminar series, please email me to attend.
Monday 8th April saw 120 people attend the launch event for the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum seminar series. The series is open to the public, and seminars will take place regularly in Central London. More information here. At the launch event, London Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan spoke on the next steps for cycling policy in London, with Danny Williams of Cyclists in the City fame chairing a lively Q&A afterwards.
You can access an iTunes/M4A (20MB) version of the talk here, or an MP3 (30MB) version here. Both files are 1hr 25 minutes.
Judith Wang and Salim Vohra report back from a group workshop
We held the second Modelling on the Move event at LSHTM yesterday. It brought an interdisciplinary group of experts (including public health academics and transport modellers) together to focus on public health perspectives in relation to transport modelling. Audio and thoughts from the day will be posted soon on the Modelling on the Move website.
Following a very local Street Talk last night, I am pleased to announce a series of four seminars in April, slightly further away, in Lund, Sweden (thanks to the Man in Seat 61 for great tips on European train travel). This is thanks to an Erasmus exchange. Let me know if you’re local to Lund and interested in coming along to one or more…
Seminar series on social and cultural issues in bicycling with Rachel Aldred
Is cycling normal? A cultural approach to transport
This seminar will discuss the methods used in the Cycling Cultures research project, showing how a cultural approach can contribute to transport studies.
‘Londoners, not cyclists’? New cycling advocacy in London
Drawing on interviews with key activists and other material, this seminar will analyse the rebirth of cycling activism in the UK, focusing on London.
Transport modelling: what can qualitative methods offer?
This seminar will discuss some problems with traditional transport modelling as identified by practitioners and academics, considering the potential for innovative approaches and qualitative data to contribute to addressing these issues.
Cycling uptake and cycling systems
This interactive workshop will explore how participants’ knowledge can be used to develop rules for model building. Come prepared to think about why people cycle (or not), and why they start and stop cycling.
Evidence sessions for Get Britain Cycling (the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Inquiry), open next Wednesday, 23rd. Sessions will run each Wednesday morning from 10am for six weeks.
I’ve been asked to give evidence to the opening session with Lynn Sloman; journalists – Peter Walker, Kaya Burgess, Jon Snow and Carlton Reid – will be questioned later that morning. Sessions take place at the Houses of Parliament and are open to the public.
The first London Cycling Research Group held its inaugural meeting last Friday. The group includes around 30 academics interested in researching cycling in London (from modellers to historians; engineers to medics, and so on…). Many were able to make it to Westminster on a cold Friday evening in early January to discuss what we might do as a group. Lots of ideas and enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
You can now access the presentations (slides with audio) from Friday’s Modelling on the Move launch.
Cross-posted from Modelling on the Move
Big thank you to all who participated in the Modelling on the Move launch on Friday. Material will be going up onto the series website this week and next week, and I will be emailing participants about this and about future events.
In the meantime, here’s David Banister opening the event talking about Low Carbon Transport Futures.
The Modelling on the Move: towards sustainable transport systems? launch event will take place on 7th December at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Speakers to include Professors David Banister and Mike Batty. More information here.
I’m looking forward to attending the Love London, Go Dutch conference this week. It’s hosted by the Dutch Embassy and supported by London Cycling Campaign, Royal HaskoningDHV, CycleNation, the Dutch Cycling Embassy and Transport for London.