Cycling & Society 2017 – Overview

The 2017 Cycling and Society Symposium focused on Cities To Share – how cycling and society interact. It was held on the 7th and 8th September, at Imperial College London.


This was the call for abstracts for the 2017 Symposium. Thank you to all of you 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 the Book of Abstracts.

2017-09 Cycling and Society Symposium London 4

For more photos please see our Flickr photo album.

Cosmin Popan wrote the blog post ‘Whose Biketopias’ about the event.


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

Key note speaker, Rachel Aldred: A decade of research into cycling culture and policy in the UK and beyond (pdf)
Mention to the 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)