Cyclists’ delight: Velo-city cycle planning conference

Two bikes and a city street.

I am still signing up for cycling news services to keep up with what’s happening in the world of cycling. A lot, so I don’t know how well I’ll be able to monitor the cycle media.  I just got this through and thought I’d share it on the blog.

Velo-city is a cycling planning conference that aims to push the need for bicycle infrastructure in urban environments. It’s on at the moment in Vancouver and brings together experts, representatives of associations, institutions, policy-makers and social agents, universities and companies.

I hope your cycle planners from state government and our Sydney city council are attending as we need more support to keep building our city’s cycleways and not let the car/roads lobby stop the momentum. There always seems to be more money for more roads, but cycleways are still seen as a boutique thing that’s expensive, inconvenient for drivers and under-utilised. I think building the ‘business case’ for cycling infrastructure is a powerful tool  to counter this.

Here’s a bit of a blurb about it:

  • Discover the strategies and policies that have dramatically increased levels of cycling in communities around the world
  • Learn how other cities have overcome the challenges encountered when improving cycling facilities
  • Develop the knowledge to ensure the cost effective implementation of cycling infrastructure and programs
  • Review the latest research that helps build the business case for cycling and guides policy development
  • Benefits of professional and academic recognition along with awareness of the latest research
  • See and learn the techniques for cycling growth that supports sustainable communities by city representatives attending the conference

Want to know more? Here’s the link to the Velo-city conference website.

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