A report for the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ inquiry, produced by Professor Phil Goodwin, will be launched at the first Cycle City event on 25th April.
Cycle City is a new two-day conference and exhibition to be staged in Birmingham, 25-27th April, linking in with a city centre Festival of Cycling organised by Birmingham City Council. The expo has been created by Landor Links, the publisher of Local Transport Today and a number of other transport trade journals.
The conference is aimed at transport practitioners, bicycle companies, policy makers, local and central government officials and others who are working to transform cycle use in UK towns and cities. The focus of the event will be utility cycling.
Cycling in cities is booming. In Cambridge, the census reveals that 32 percent of those who travel to work do so by bicycle, up from 28 percent ten years previously.
In Hackney, 65 percent of households are now car-free, up from 56 percent in 2001, and Westminster has seen a 6 percent rise, with 63 percent of households car-free and 56 percent of Kensington and Chelsea households are now living car-free.
Cycle City will have workshops and talks delivered by experts, including BikeBiz executive editor Carlton Reid, who will be asking why the Dutch-style infrastructure in 1970s Stevenage didn’t lead to Dutch-levels of cycle usage. There will also be talks from TfL, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, urban planning expert Phil Jones, and a presentation from campaign group Cycle Shrewsbury on how to attract more women to cycling.