Cycling & Society 2017 – Overview

The 2017 Cycling and Society Symposium will focus on Cities To Share – how cycling and society interact. It will be held on the 7th and 8th September, at Imperial College London. We apologise for the short notice on the new venue and for any inconvenience caused to participants.

The event will start at 10am (registration from 9:30) on Thursday 7th September and run until 16:10 on Friday 8th, followed by the internal committee meeting for those wish to be more involved in the running of the network and the symposium. There will also be a social event on Thursday evening at the Hoop and Toy Pub, very near South Kensington Station, from 7:30pm.


The 2017 symposium will be held at the Royal School of Mines on the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London (campus map as pdf).


Thank you to all those who submitted abstracts. We offered a varied and interesting programme that covered a range of important themes in cycling research. Please see the final programme for the two days and Book of Abstracts.

2017-09 Cycling and Society Symposium London 4

For more photos please see our Flickr photo album.

See also a Storify account of social media coverage from our Twitter activity and Hashtag #C8S2017. Cosmin Popan has shared a blog post ‘Whose Biketopias’ about the event.


Welcome from the Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy, Mark Burgman.

A decade of research into cycling culture and policy in the UK and beyond (pdf)
10th Anniversary of Cycling and Society book (Ashgate/Routledge)

Session 1: PLANNING

Chair: Graeme Sherriff – University of Salford, UK


Chair: Gabriele Schliwa – University of Manchester, UK


Angela van der Kloof (Radboud University, NL) and Nicola Hill (The Bike Project, UK)
Introduction (pdf)

Mama Agatha” – courtesy of The Sound of Applause Productions. (15 minutes) Discussion

Posters Ligtning presentations

Chair: Esther Anaya – Imperial College London

  • Lucy Marstrand (University of Westminster, UK):
    Transport Culture and Curriculum: What’s stopping walking and cycling from being mainstream? (poster pdf and presentation pdf)
  • Giulio Ferrini (Systra Consultancy, UK):
    Redefining Sustainability: cycle centric development (presentation pdf)
  • Gergely Papp (PAD Foundation, HU):
    Budapest Bike Equity (presentation pdf)
  • Thomas Humphries (Nottingham City Council, UK) (poster pdf and presentation pdf)

Workshop: Nottingham Cycling and the politics of spaceWorkshop by Mark Dimond (ITP Consultancy, UK) “”Funding cycle network improvements: A Practical Guide””

Session 3: METHODS

Chair: Cosmin Popan – Lancaster University, UK

Session 4: EQUITY

Chair: Angela van der Kloof – Radboud University, NL


Chair: Claudia Peñaranda (Transport for London)