When: Monday 12th December, 17:15 – 19:00 GMT
Where: Chandler House, Room B01, 2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF
On Monday 12th December, we guarantee a stimulating discussion of the controversial business of diversity in cycling. We’ll hear from researcher Tiffany Lam on her investigation of how infrastructure influences the uptake of cycling, and then from Tom Becker of TfL on work he’s been doing to diversify the user base of the Cycle Hire scheme.
This is a hot topic, as any discussion of it demonstrates. On the one hand, the goal is to grow cycling. On the other, the cycling community is peculiarly unlike the population at large and this is a problem, particularly as barriers to cycling become better understood. This theme will be explored first by Tiffany Lam who recently completed her studies at LSE. Tiffany argues that the prominence of infrastructure in cycling policy is erasing the "invisible cyclists" for whom cycling is a necessity due to economic deprivation and spatial isolation. Our other speaker will be Tom Becker who works in TfL's Behaviour Change team. Tom will talk about work he and colleagues have been undertaking this year designed to diversify the user base of TfL's Cycle Hire scheme. They have worked with three London boroughs to deliver pilot initiatives and Tom plans to share initial results. Whatever your take on the subject, we humbly suggest you should be at this one!
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Also, look out for our other event on Thursday 24th November, we guarantee a stimulating discussion on the controversial business of cycling & disability.
There's a lot going on in the world of cycling. This makes it an exciting time to be involved, but how do you keep up? Designer or architect, urban or transport planner, highway engineer or academic, or simply concerned with cycling policy, strategy or resources, you are welcome at our monthly lunchtime session in central London. We aim to cover current practice in getting more people cycling, more often, including new infrastructure design, innovations in promoting cycling, and fresh research.
Each session will start at 17:15 prompt and last one hour, but the room will usually be available from 17:00 and there will often be a move to a local pub afterwards for animated debate. The presentation will last about 30 minutes, so you can discuss and debate the issues. The sessions are free of charge.
@Cycling@Tea-time, is a collaboration between CILT, UCL Transport Institute, CIHT, TPS, ICE & IHE and we aim to provide an opportunity for difficult or emerging issues to be explored candidly and views to be aired freely.
Neil Guthrie, Independent Cycling Specialist
Adrian Lord, Chairman, Cycling Forum, CILT
Tom Cohen, Deputy Director, UCL, Transport Institute
Cost: Free to CILT Members and Non Members