London,
12
May
2016

Hackney Cycling Conference - tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Hackney Cycling Conference at Hackney Picturehouse on Friday 10 June. 

The theme for this year’s conference is cycling’s role in the future transport mix of world-class megacities. Talks, Q&A’s, videos and exhibitions will explore what mix of interventions and approaches are likely to be successful in today's complex and diverse cities. It is hoped this topic will generate lively debate on how to capture cycling's potential as an instrument of transport policy and planning, against a backdrop of huge growth and change.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Tom Cohen, Deputy Director of UCL Transport Institute. Tom is well respected as the chair of the popular UCL Cycling@Tea-Time talks and spent 10 years at a transport consultancy before returning to academia. As chair, Tom will ensure that all claims made by speakers are backed up by solid evidence.

Confirmed speakers include

Rune Gjøs, Director of the Agency for Bicycling in the City of Oslo

Rune will discuss the role of cycling in Oslo’s ambitious plan to become the first major city in the world to ban cars from the city centre.

Dr Robin Lovelace, Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds

Back by popular demand, Dr Lovelace is a leader in promoting the use of big data for policy and planning and his work has attracted widespread interest

Tickets are just £40 for people who work for local authorities or not-for-profit organisations, and £60 for general admission, including lunch. 

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Sustainability
Over the past five years the Hackney Cycling Conference has become one of the highlights of the cycling calendar and is not to be missed.

This will be the first major cycling conference in London following the Mayoral election, and is therefore the perfect time to talk about the future of cycling in London and influence policy just as the Mayor develops his transport strategy.

Hackney is one of the UK’s frontrunners when it comes to cycling and events like this help us share knowledge and information about how we can continue to improve our country for cycling.
Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Sustainability

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