Cycle Education – Get on yer bikes!
Many cities want to increase their cycling mode share as a part of the shift towards sustainable low-carbon transport systems. Not only does it provide benefits of reduced carbon emissions compared to other modes of transport, but it also provides significant health benefits, more liveable urban areas, better use of urban space than cars etc. At the same time, cycling is still not accepted as a serious mode of transport, and it is difficult to foster the systemic change required to shift from car-centric planning to people-centric planning with appropriate place for cyclists.
In the frame of this evening's Polis event, which has been organised for the final CEDR, STTRIDE and ISAAC conference of tomorrow 9 May, professionals from across Europe are gathered to discuss and learn about user needs in multimodal transport systems, and, specifically tonight, about cycling as a modal choice. Inspired by this evening and the conference that will follow tomorrow, Polis presents Climate-KIC Education's latest course on cycle education.
The course "Cycle Education – Get on yer bikes!" is about understanding how to foster the move away from car-centric planning and towards more people-friendly planning with a focus on cycling. The course will help the participants becoming change agents and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management.
When and where?
The course takes part during two occasions:
- 10-11 September
- 16-17 October
respectively in two different locations, the first in the Öresund region (Lund and Copenhagen) and second in the Netherlands (Utrecht or Amsterdam), including study visits, seminars and workshops.
Day 1 - 17th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL
- Common understanding
Day 2 - 18th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Eindhoven, NL
- How to take better informed decisions
Day 3 - 22nd of October, 09:00-17:00 in Lund, SWE
- How to handle conflict of goals
Day 4 - 23rd of October, 08:00-16:30 in Lund, SWE
- Bringing it all together
Who is participating?
The target group for the course are those involved in the cycling innovation community, including public authority representatives, cycling project initiators, consultants and researchers:
- Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), for example cycle planners (particularly on the strategic level), transport planners working on the strategic level, traffic safety experts, etc. They will gain insight into how they can be change agents in their organisations, and what role they play in supporting other actors in their work in cycling (e.g. through procurement, regulation, management processes, etc.
- Cycling project initiators (e.g. civil society who organise grassroots cycling initiatives, or cycle companies): this target group will gain input into how they can fit into a wider cycling community, how they can be part of a wider transition bringing together government, private and public authority representatives. This will allow them to make more impactful initiatives, getting more traction and increasing cycling more.
- Consultants who work in the cycling topic who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
- Researchers within the cycling and urban mobility topic who can exchange with practitioners and other cycling stakeholders, spreading their research and learning from practitioners about research needs.
Fees & Registration
Course Fee: EUR 950 (incl. VAT)
Course Fee for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs: EUR 600 (incl. VAT). Evidence required.
Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is Sept 6 2019.
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