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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Please click on the links below to download most of the day's presentations and speeches: