Cycle City Expo 2014 will be held in Leeds Town Hall and Victoria Square on May 1st and 2nd and keynoted by Transport Minister responsible for cycling, Robert Goodwill.
This follows a successful event in Birmingham in 2013 where over 450 delegates attended the two day multi-streamed event.
The objective is for the people in government, employers, third sector, consultancies, suppliers and public health bodies involved in designing infrastructure and promotion of cycling, to discuss and develop strategies to get more people cycling more safely in British cities.
With £1bn of funding through the local sustainable transport fund, £70m for the Cycle City Ambition Grants, a further £900m in London for cycling, there is an opportunity for a step change in making UK cities fit for everyday cycling, but many of those tasked with delivery need to better understand the best practice, networks and resources available to help.
Landor are asking for organisations and practitioners with an interest in being involved to get in touch with us to propose content for the Expo. This can include: Study tours, conference papers, workshops, panel debates, media activities and exhibitions.
Topics that papers might cover include: cycle policy, promotion, infrastructure, junction design, place-making, active travel, mapping, commuter cycling, training, safety, cycling to school, international good practice, recreation and tourism, public bike share systems and creating links between sports and utility cycling. There will also be a dozen ‘Cycle City Visionary’ awarded places for grass roots campaigners to talk to the transport planning profession about their ideas, inventions and projects.
This is not an exhaustive list and they are keen to receive papers on any related topic.
The call for papers will close at 1200 noon on 17th January - and a full structure will be developed at that time.
For more information: www.cyclecityleeds.co.uk
To submit a paper, or concept, please email – [email protected]
Please keep emails with the subject line – Cycle City Leeds - call for papers