Successful series of events about the Dutch cycling expertise

פורסם: 26 בנוב׳ 2012, 5:08 על ידי: Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 26 בנוב׳ 2012, 5:09 ]

On Tuesday 20 November the 4th Love Cycling Go Dutch conference was held in Manchester. About 120 cycling and traffic specialists from the northwest of England participated: local politicians, officers in the field of traffic, environment and health, academics, consultants and campaigners. 
They had a program of workshops and speeches by Dutch and British speakers that focused on all aspects of cycling: infrastructure, road safety, cycling culture, health, economical aspects of cycling and more. See also the article in the Manchester Evening News of November 24th 2012.
Find the program and the presentations of the conference HERE

and the English summary of the social cost benefits analyses of cycling facilities HERE.

The day before the conference, Monday 19th November, there was a ThinkBike workshop in which 25 local traffic professionals worked together with Dutch cycling planners on two local cases: the bicycle facilities on Chester road and the bicycle route through Wilmslow road. The central question was how the Dutch way of bicycle/inclusive planning can be used in these actual Manchester situations to improve cycling in Manchester.
Find the presentation about the results of the ThinkBike workshop HERE.

The Manchester Love Cycling Go Dutch events were the last of a series of four in the UK that took also place in Bristol, London and Scotland.
The events were organized by a joint effort of the Dutch Embassy in London, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Royal HaskoningDHV, Cycling England, Cycling Scotland, LCC, NBSO in Manchester, Local Cycling Campaigns and all municipalities where the events were held.
More information about Love Cycling Go Dutch in BRISTOL, LONDON and SCOTLAND.

Manchester conference

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Venue and Travel

Background Information

Who is attenting?

Presentations Speakers


Click here for the Programme
Venue and Travel
The Love Cycling, Go Dutch Manchester Conference will take place on Thursday 20 November at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, from 9.00 am-5.30 pm

Background Information

The ‘Love Cycling, Go Dutch’ Manchester Conference is the fourth in a series of four ‘Love Cycling, Go Dutch’ conferences. This series has been organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with London Cycling Campaign, Royal HaskoningDHV, Cycle Nation, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Transport for London, Bristol City Council, Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Manchester, Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign, Manchester City Council,Transport for Greater Manchester, Sustrans, CycleScotland and Transport Scotland.

The original ‘Love London, Go Dutch’ was the London Cycling Campaign’s successful 2012 election campaign, supported by the Dutch Embassy. This campaign saw all five leading mayoral candidates, including current Mayor Boris Johnson, commit to implementing Dutch-style infrastructure across Greater London.

Find out more at London Cycling Campaign’s site.

Attendance for all conferences is by invitation only.

Who is attending?

Leading Dutch and UK experts and politicians in the fields of cycling and urban planning will be presenting their ideas, including: John Whitelegg, Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University, Wim Bot from the Dutch Cyclists Union, Philip Darnton, President of CycleNation and Rod King from Twenty is Plenty.   
The conference seminars will show how Dutch politicians and planners have succeeded in encouraging more people to travel around cities on their bikes and consider how this can be achieved in Manchester.

About 100 delegates will be attending each complimentary conference including representatives from city cycling groups, environmental organisations, transport planners and local borough councillors.
Presentations Speakers
Please click on the links below to download most of the day's presentations and speeches: