Our final event covered cycling and transport modelling, with a particular focus on user and stakeholder input. Seventy people attended from a range of academic, practice, and advocacy backgrounds. The event was held at Westminster University on 22nd January, in collaboration with the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum. Slides and audio from the event have been uploaded here.
The first session (Challenges) focused on shortcomings of current modelling approaches, with speakers including Helen Bowkett (Head of Transport Evidence at the Welsh Government), who argued that we need better data on cycling to use in models. The second session (Developments) covered specific examples of using modelling to plan better for cycling, with contributions from Transport for London and from two Dutch experts. The final session (Issues) discussed a range of key issues relevant to incorporating cycling more fully in modelling practice, from health to climate change.
Some of the seminar participants joined a ‘History of Cycle Infrastructure in London’ bike tour on Thursday 23rd January led by Brian Deegan of Transport for London. Herbert Tiemens’ write-up of the tour can be found here.