2018 Programme

15th Annual Cycling and Society Symposium, joint with the European Cyclists’ Federation Scientists’ for Cycling Colloquium.



You can download the book of abstracts in pdf here.


Find the available presentations hyperlinked in the programme below. With thanks to all the presenters for sharing.

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Pre-conference drinks: For those arriving on Wednesday, there will be a chance to meet up with fellow symposium attendees at The Horts Pub and Dining from 7pm.

Thursday 6th September 2018

Time Activity
9.00 am Registration – Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre, 2D67
9.30 am Welcome: John Parkin, UWE; Peter Cox, ECF Scientists for Cycling; Esther Anaya, Cycling and Society

Keynote: “Sustrans: life begins at 40?”  James Cleeton, England Director South, Sustrans.

 9.50 am  Session 1 – Plenary session (Moderator: John Parkin) Glendinning Lecture Theatre 2D67

1.     Increasing Levels of Cycling: The Contribution of Longitudinal Studies to Understanding What Encourages People to Cycle, Kiron Chatterjee (University of the West of England) and Eva Heinen (University of Leeds)

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

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

4.    Severance, parallels and integration: a three phase methodology for assessing the active travel impacts of major transport infrastructure projects, Robin Lovelace (University of Leeds), Malcolm Morgan (University of Leeds), Craig Morton (Loughborough University), Anna Goodman (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) & AUDIO of the presentation

11.10 am  Coffee – Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre, 2D67
11.40 am Session 2.1 – Communication (Moderator: Caroline Bartle, University of the West of England) Room: 2D67

1.     The temporal instability of three wheels, Kevin Hickman (Wheels for Wellbeing)

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 (Moderator: Fiona Crawford, University of the West of England) Room: 4X113

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)

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

4.    Coding Interactions on Street Segments with Unprotected Bicycle Lanes, Cat Silva (Technical University of Munich)

1.00 pm Lunch – Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre, 2D67
2.00 pm Poster session in Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre (8 facilitators leading 8 groups, 5 minutes per individual poster)

1.      BikeSmart Reading – using a digital app and incentives to encourage modal shift from cars to cycling, Chris Bristow & Kristine Bloor (BetterPoints Ltd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.15 pm Tea – Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre, 2D67
3.45 pm


Session 3 – Inclusion (Moderator: Loes Holtmaat, ECF) Glendinning Lecture Theatre 2D67

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 Break
5.15 pm Book Launch: Parkin, J. (2018) Designing for cycle traffic: international principles and practice. ICE Publishing. Accompanied by a glass of wine, courtesy of ICE Publishing.


Video of the launch here.

6.30 pm Social event and dinner at Feed Bristol (10 minute walk down Stoke Lane).

Please note that if you are attending this event, the food will cost you £10 per head, payable by cash at the event. There will be a cash bar where beer and cider will be available.

Friday 7th September 2018

Time Activity
9.00 am Session 4 – Digital technologies and data (Moderator: Holger Haubold) Glendinning Lecture Theatre 2D67

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, Graeme Sherriff, Mags Adams, Nicholas Davies (University of Salford)

(Video) 3. Blockchain and Cycling, Frauke Behrendt (University of Brighton)

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

5. The value of travel time experience when cycling – developing a smartphone-based travel survey, Marián Gogola, Yannick Cornet (University of Žilina, Slovakia)

10.40 am Coffee – Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre, 2D67
11.10 am Session 5.1 – Cycling practices (Moderator: Cosmin Popan, Manchester Metropolitan University) Glendinning Lecture Theatre 2D67

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, Denver Nixon and Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford)

Session 5.2 – Safety (Moderator: Graeme Sherriff, University of Salford) Room 4X113

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. (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Van Cauwenberg J. (Ghent University, Belgium), Schepers P. (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

4.     Safety in Numbers: Meso-spatial analysis and mapping, Kathryn Stewart and Suzanne Meade (Edinburgh Napier University)

12.30 pm Lunch – Foyer to Glendinning Lecture Theatre, 2D67
1.30 pm


Session 6 – Cycling cultures (Moderator: Esther Anaya, Imperial College London) Glendinning Lecture Theatre 2D67

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

2.     Method in the madness – autoethnography against automobility, Katja Leyendecker (Northumbria University)

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

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

2.50 pm


3.00 pm

Closing remarks

Peter Cox, ECF, Scientists for Cycling


followed by C8S Organisational meeting (internal)