2018 Programme

Cycling and Society 2018 Symposium


Thursday 6th September 2018

Time Activity
9.00 am Registration
9.30 am Welcome: John Parkin, UWE

Keynote: James Cleeton, Sustrans

 9.50 am  Session 1 – Plenary session

1.     Increasing Levels of Cycling: The Contribution of Longitudinal Studies to Understanding What Encourages People to Cycle, Kiron Chatterjee and Eva Heinen, UWE Bristol; University of Leeds

2.     Competing Sustainabilities: Cycling-as-a-Service Narratives in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Petzer, Brett, Eindhoven University of Technology

3.     Cities for cyclists or mobile subjects? Social equality and sustainable mobility politics, Anne Jensen, Richard Laing, Martina Ferrucci, Caroline Hood and David Gray, Aarhus University

4.    Severance, parallels and integration: a three phase methodology for assessing the active travel impacts of major transport infrastructure projects, Robin Lovelace, Malcolm Morgan, Craig Morton, Anna Goodman, University of Leeds

11.10 am  Coffee
11.40 am Session 2.1 – Communication

1.    Constructing safe cycling: Understanding how infrastructure, norms and perceptions affect the perception of cycling safety, Cat Silva, Technical University of Munich.

2.    Effective Targeting of Pro-Cycling Messages: Arguments, Attitudes and Values, Sam Bennett, Kate Pangbourne and Al Baker, University of Leeds

3.    Old blokes and kids cycle, but not me: exploring self-image barriers to cycling, Seamus Allison, Nottingham Trent University

4.    The formal social infrastructure for passing on cycling knowledge in the Netherlands, Angela van der Kloof, Radboud University & Mobycon

Session 2.2 – Infrastructure and interactions with traffic

1.     Exploring the Implications of Turning Vehicles Giving Way to Pedestrians and Cyclists, Jonathan Flower; John Parkin, University of the West of England

2.     Road brightness and cycling rates after-dark, Uttley, J. & Fotios, S., University of Sheffield, UK

3.     Local evaluation of cycling strategy – developing a pragmatic methodology in Newcastle, Tom King, Rob Snowball, Newcastle City Council

4.     The temporal instability of three wheels, Kevin Hickman, Wheels for Wellbeing

1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Poster session (5 facilitators leading 5 groups, 15 minutes per 3 posters)

1.      BikeSmart Reading – using a digital app and incentives to encourage modal shift from cars to cycling, Hannah Bowden, Kerri French & Rachel Maile, BetterPoints Ltd

2.      Pathways of Desire, Mary Lawler, University of Central Lancashire

3.      Healthy mobility and Road Safety, Lynne Smith and Caroline Wallbank, TRL

4.      Bicycling comfort on asphalt pavement: how pavement-tire contact interface relates?, Jie Gao, Aimin Sha, Yue Huang, Zhuangzhuang Liu Liqun Hu Di Yun, Zheng Tong, Wei Jiang, Chang’an University, Xi’an, P.R. China Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

5.      A study of the relationship between curve radius and cyclist speed, Will Sanders, Somerset County Council / University of the West of England

6.      Beyond the cycle path: designing for a future of mixed mobility devices, David Hicks , ITP

7.      Cyclist speed and two-way user volume on pedestrian/cyclist shared use paths, Matthew Jopp and John Parkin, University of the West of England

8.      Effect of providing bicycles to participants in Holiday Bikeability courses, Paul Lowe, CyclingInstructor.com

9.      Autoethnography of the Lived Experience of Cycling in Tehran, Mohammad Nazarpour, University of Tehran, Iran

10.    Public Private Partnership “PPP”  solution to accelerate the use of Bike and GDP in large dense urban Areas: The Monetized Bike Ring Road concept., Pierre-Yves Sizaire, IMBRA

11.    Promoting Cycling among High school children, Esther Fasan, Miles Tight and Harry Evdorides, University of Birmingham

12.    The Role of Radio Broadcasts in the Marginalisation of Cycling, Nadia Williams, Dundalk Institute of Technology

13.    Addressing the needs of disabled cyclists: a call to action, William Clayton and John Parkin, University of the West of England

14.    Analysing the link between cycling rates, access to cycle-friendly infrastructure, and deprivation in the South London Partnership, Vidal, Eugeni, University of Leeds”

15.    Understanding bike-sharing patterns in conjunction with the public transport network, Raman, Sridhar, Oxford Brookes University

3.15 pm Tea
3.45 pm


Session 3 – Inclusion

1.   The Potential of Combining Empathy and Data to Remove Barriers to Cycling by Primary School Students, Sile Ginnane, Liberty Bell

2.   Cycling London: An Intersectional Feminist Perspective, Tiffany Lam, LSE

3.   The role of gender and experience in cycle preferences and behaviour in the UK, Anna Watt, University of Birmingham

4.   Is a city safe for cycling a city inclusive for women? Findings on gendered cycling from São Paulo, Brazil., Leticia Lindenberg Lemos, Marina Kohler Harkot and Paula Freire Santoro, University of São Paulo

5.05 pm Comfort break
5.15 pm Launch of Parkin, J. (2018) Designing for cycle traffic: international principles and practice. ICE Publishing www.icebookshop.com/bookshop_main.asp?ISBN=9780727763495
6.30 pm Social event and dinner at Feed Bristol (10 minute walk down Stoke Lane)

Friday 7th September 2018

Time Activity
9.00 am Session 4 – Digital technologies and data

1. ‘Fusion Mobility – Using a systemic approach to make use of and question sustainable mobility architecture and artificial intelligence for cycling development, Manfred Neun, European Cyclists’ Federation

2. Bike Sharing for Healthy Active Cities: User perceptions, Sherriff, Graeme; Adams, Mags; Davies, Nicholas , University of Salford

3. Blockchain and Cycling, Frauke Behrendt, University of Brighton

4. Smart Cycling Futures: Moving Towards a Research Agenda, Anna Nikolaeva, Marco te Brömmelstroet and Rob Raven, Utrecht University & University of Amsterdam; University of Amsterdam; University of Utrecht

5. Design for Cycling data collection by smartphone app , Marián Gogola, Yannick Cornet, University of Žilina, Slovakia

10.40 am Coffee
11.10 am Session 5.1 – Cycling practices

1. Resistance to experimentation in cycling transitions, Yannick Cornet , University of Žilina/Aalborg University

2. Thresholds of ‘safe’ cycling: an analysis of cycle campaigning and building practices of cycling, Rorie Parsons, Newcastle University

3. A sense of balance: lessons from urban cycling in Mexico, Raúl Acosta García, Universität Konstanz

4. More than Movement: Community transformation through grassroots cycling initiatives in London and São Paulo, Nixon and Schwanen, University of Oxford

Session 5.2 – Safety

1.     Willingness to Pay for On-Bike Safety Systems: a European study , J.D. Shires, E. Heinen and D.H. Johnson, University of Leeds

2.     Interactions of autonomous vehicles and cyclists: results from real-world and simulator trials, Fiona Crawford; Jonathan Flower; Chris Alford; John Parkin; Graham Parkhurst, University of the West of England

3.     Cause and characteristics of bicycle crashes in adults (45+), de Geus B., Vanderroost M., Van Hemelryck J., Van Cauwenberg J., Schepers P., Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Ghent University, Belgium, Utrecht University, The Netherlands”

4.     Safety in Numbers: Meso-spatial analysis and mapping, S.Meade, Dr. K.Stewart, Edinburgh Napier University

12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm


Session 6 – Cycling cultures

1.     Normalising cycling: a discursive approach, Cristina Caimotto, University of Torino and FIAB

2.     Understanding Mobility Cultures to identify barriers to cycling, Ben Wooliscroft, University of Otago, New Zealand

3.     Method in the madness – autoethnography against automobility, Katja Leyendecker, Northumbria University

4.     Negotiating New Urbanities – Ethnographic Insights in Zurich’s Diverse Cycling Cultures, Yonca Krahn, Bernhard Tschofen, University of Zurich

5.     Precarious Entitlement and Utility Cycling in Dublin: A Grounded Theory Study, Robert Egan, Dublin City University

3.10 pm Closing remarks followed by C8S Organisational meeting (internal)