Have you ever wondered how cycling is contributing to the improvement of the local air quality, the public health and the level of liveability of the cities? If this is a topic appealing to you, our next Mobility Talks is for you!
If before COVID-19, cycling was a high priority for the policy authorities due to its benefits towards the environment, the virus has additionally reinforced the importance of cycling for the overall transport system resilience at all levels. As a result, a growing number of European cities start to supply their citizens with temporarily bicycling infrastructures (pop-up cycling lanes), providing short-term adaptations to their mobility policies.
Will these pop-up bicycle lanes be the “new normal” once the COVID-19 crisis is over? Do cities aim to develop those in the long-term cycling strategies? What do cities need to do to ensure a solid, long-term cycling policy, addressing local mobility challenges and opportunities, and how?
To answer these questions, EIT Urban Mobility will host a webinar to discuss on the COVID-19 cycling policy and conduct, specially focusing on how to turn a temporary pop-up cycling lanes’ approach into a successful long-term cycling policy.
Welcome & introduction
Introduction by the event moderator, Jean Paul Judson, Founder and Managing Director of Nowmore.
Part 1: Visions
- Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Space, Paris
- Joost de Kruijf, Principal investigator in the field of cycling behavior research, Breda University of Applied Sciences (BuaS)
- Remco Evers, Innovation and Business Development manager, Achmea Holding N.V.
Part 2: End-users, policies and practices
- Daniel Torma, Centre for Budapest Transport
- Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, Polis Network
- Henk Swarttouw, Vice-President, European Cyclists’ Federation
- Kevin Mayne, Chief Executive, Cycling Industries Europe, Cycling Industries Europe
Wrap-up and conclusions
Edwin Heesakkers, Manging Director, Innovation Hub West B.V. EIT Urban Mobility
WHEN: 27 August 2020, 16.00-17.30 CET
REGISTRATION: Open soon!
Learn more about EIT Urban Mobility Talks here.