2016 Cycling and Society Symposium Lancaster


The Cycling and Society Symposium comes back home!

The Centre for Mobilities Research and the EPSRC Liveable Cities Programme are proud to host the 13th Cycling and Society Symposium, 12 years after its inception at Lancaster University.

See the  symposium programme and book of abstracts.

Also check this reading list that was put together on that year, a fantastic list of academic references!

Day 1: Thursday, 29 September

Welcome and Introduction by Dave Horton (founder Cycling and Society) and Monika Büscher (director Cemore)

Session 1: Cycling and Everyday Life in the City;

Chair: Cosmin Popan (Lancaster University, UK)

Keynote presentation: Frauke Behrendt (University of Brighton, UK)

Session 2: Emerging Innovations for Cycling Futures

Chair: Dennis Zuev (CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal)

Session 3: Cycling Inequalities

Chair: Katerina Psarikidou (Lancaster University, UK)

Poster Presentations (I) on Cycling Innovations by: Gunter Tobias Barne Hofmeister; Connor Walsh & Hamish Thomas

Film screening: ‘La Course en tête’ (Joël Santoni, 1974). Foreword by Bruce Bennett (Lancaster University, UK)

Day 2: Friday, 30 September

Keynote presentation: Peter Cox (University of Chester, UK)

Session 4: Cycling Governance (I); Chair: Nick Brelsford (Sustrans)

Poster Presentations (II) on Everyday Cycling by: Jamie O’Hare;
Bernhard Wieser; Graeme Sherriff & Stella Shackel

Session 5: Cycling Governance (II);

Chair: Dave Horton (founder Cycling and Society)

  • Alistair Sheldrick and Gabriele Schliwa (The University of Manchester, UK): ‘Policy Learning and Sustainable Urban Transitions: Mobilising Berlin’s Cycling Renaissance’
  • Dag Balkmar and Jane Summerton (Örebro University, Sweden): ‘Bicycling and politics: movements, strategies and visions in bicycle activism in Sweden
  • JP Amaral (Bike Anjo, São Paulo, Brazil): ‘Brazilian society and Municipalities together for the inclusion of bicycles in urban mobility plans’
  • Chelsea Tschoerner (Nürtingen- Geislingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany): ‘From transport planning to policy for mobility: Cycling policy in Munich as an example of new forms of governance for everyday mobilities’
  • Chihyung Jeon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea): ‘Dams and Bikes: The Four Rivers Bikeway and the Contested Mobilities in South Korea’
  • Fariya Sharmeen (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands): ‘Cycling Innovations towards Urban Transitions in Energy, Policy and New Modalities’