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Health and transport: 2017 International Cycling Conference & PASTA final conference

19 September 2017 - 21 September 2017 Mannheim Baroque Palace, Germany

PASTA - Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches, is organising its final conference in cooperation with the International Cycling Conference (ICC2017) in Mannheim, Germany.

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international meeting organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA).

The ICC aims to bring together a better understanding of all fields relevant to the promotion of active mobility, ranging from the determinants of active mobility to the development and impacts of policies and interventions, including the role of culture and governance.

The special characteristic of the ICC is the collaboration of research and practice. The ICC will give a platform to academics and practitioners involved in research and practice related to cycling and active mobility.

International Cycling Conference 2017 (ICC) programme

A draft version of the conference programme can be found at

For registrations, please visit the conference website:

PASTA Final Conference, 20 September 2017

The PASTA project, Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches will host its Final Conference during the ICC, on the second day 20 September.

Have a sneak preview of the PASTA Day program:

  • Keynote: Christophe Najdovski (Deputy Mayor of Paris responsible for transport)
  • Introduction by the PASTA coordinator: What PASTA stands for: Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches

Session 3: Active mobility and health: Insights from the PASTA Project

  • What makes people walk and bike? A longitudinal online survey of 10,000 Europeans
  • What does it mean for health? Assessing health impacts in 7 European cities

Session 4: Taking research into action: the PASTA tools

  • Translating research for policy and practice: the PASTA fact sheets. Key facts and lessons learned from literature, stakeholders and cities
  • Learning from the best. A compendium of successful measures and policies
  • The new HEAT (Health Economic Assessment Tool). New modules on air pollution, crashes and carbon emissions

The PASTA Final Conference is organised by the World Health Organisation and co-funded by the European Commission.

For more information about PASTA, please visit the project website.


The ICC and PASTA conference is organised by UBA (German Federal Environment Agency) in cooperation with: City of Mannheim – Cycling Anniversary 2017; European Cyclists’ Federation – ECF Scientists for Cycling; Difu – German Institute of Urban Affairs; GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit; PASTA – Consortium of EU-Project Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA)