Hackney Cycling Conference 2017 - call for papers and early bird tickets on sale

Cycling as a catalyst for healthy neighbourhoods

Be a part of the 6th annual Hackney Cycling Conference and help shape the discussion about cycling’s role in the future of our cities.

The Conference will take place on Thursday 27 April 2017 at the stunning Hackney Town Hall.

This will be the first major cycling conference after the Mayor of London publishes his Transport Strategy and other UK cities will be on the verge of mayoral elections. 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 - 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. We welcome papers from across the sector including campaigners, academics and professionals in any of the following areas:

  • road safety
  • road danger reduction
  • local or national campaigning
  • policy
  • behaviour change
  • engineering
  • public health
  • technology
  • planning
  • communications.

We especially welcome papers from outside of London, so that we can learn from experience in other contexts.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 16 January 2017, however, early submissions are encouraged.

Early bird tickets

A very limited number of early bird tickets, priced from just £30, are on sale now