Manchester - 20 November

'Love Cycling, Go Dutch' Manchester Conference on Cycling

 
Dutch cycling experts are teaming up with their British counterparts in to see how the Dutch cycling experience can boost the UK's cycle network and increase safety and public support for cycling. In a one day conference (the last in a series of four) in Manchester on 20 November cycling experts, urban planners and politicians will exchange views in both practical workshops and more wide-ranging seminars.
 
A select group of British stakeholders will also redesign a junction according to Dutch design principles.
 
The hashtag for this event will be #GoDutchConf.
 
Follow the links below for more information.

Programme

Venue and Travel

Background Information

Who is attenting?

Presentations Speakers

Programme

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Venue and Travel

 
The Love Cycling, Go Dutch Manchester Conference will take place on Thursday 20 November at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, from 9.00 am-5.30 pm.

 

Background Information

The ‘Love Cycling, Go Dutch’ Manchester Conference is the fourth in a series of four ‘Love Cycling, Go Dutch’ conferences. This series has been organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with London Cycling Campaign, Royal HaskoningDHV, Cycle Nation, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Transport for London, Bristol City Council, Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Manchester, Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign, Manchester City Council,Transport for Greater Manchester, Sustrans, CycleScotland and Transport Scotland.

The original ‘Love London, Go Dutch’ was the London Cycling Campaign’s successful 2012 election campaign, supported by the Dutch Embassy. This campaign saw all five leading mayoral candidates, including current Mayor Boris Johnson, commit to implementing Dutch-style infrastructure across Greater London.

Find out more at London Cycling Campaign’s site.

Attendance for all conferences is by invitation only.


Who is attending?

Leading Dutch and UK experts and politicians in the fields of cycling and urban planning will be presenting their ideas, including: John Whitelegg, Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University, Wim Bot from the Dutch Cyclists Union, Philip Darnton, President of CycleNation and Rod King from Twenty is Plenty.   
The conference seminars will show how Dutch politicians and planners have succeeded in encouraging more people to travel around cities on their bikes and consider how this can be achieved in Manchester.

About 100 delegates will be attending each complimentary conference including representatives from city cycling groups, environmental organisations, transport planners and local borough councillors.
 


Presentations Speakers

Please click on the links below to download most of the day's presentations and speeches: