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Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability

Tuesday 2 July 2013
University of the West of England, Bristol
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This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity. It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and ‘infrastructure’ provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Miles Elsden, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Department for Transport
  • George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol (opening address)
  • Steffen Rasmussen, Head of Traffic Design, City of Copenhagen
  • Malcolm Shepherd, Chief Executive, Sustrans
  • Jon Snow, Journalist & Presenter, Channel 4 News

They will be joined by a range of other experts in the field to examine:

  • new approaches to evaluating the health economics of cycling and their application in policy making;
  • lessons from the UK’s Cycling City programme;
  • cycling behaviour, culture and strategies for widening participation;
  • opportunities for collaboration between public health, sustainability and built environment sectors to shift cycling culture.

“Shifting Gears” is a collaboration between UWE’s Centre for Transport and Society, Bristol Social Marketing Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments and the Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment.

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