Velo-City 2018 Ends in Rio after Four Days of Talks on Cycling
Velo-city 2018 focused on the main theme "Access to life". Building on topics of previous Velo-city conferences such as health, infrastructure, technology, governance and data, Velo-city in Rio de Janeiro explored the fusion of these discourses through cycling inclusion.
The fourth and last day of the conference began with a plenary on global policy and ended with a stimulating discussion about governance, but many presentations on various topics filled the programme throughout the day.
Scientists for Cycling network session
What is the potential of cycling measures? How can it impact the promotion of cycling? Three researchers from Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro dived into these questions in the session on “Fusion Mobility”. Manfred Neun, former European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) President, introduced the concept of six building blocks of Fusion Mobility. More information about the session is available here.
Unlocking big funds
The speakers at the Unlocking big funds session agreed that establishing a partnership with private entities is key to secure investment in active mobility, as is a reliable government structure and good project management skills.
Cycling as a tool for social inclusion
Cycling and schools, cycling and gender inequality and cycling overcoming racial barriers, were just some of the different perspectives on how cycling can be a tool as social inclusion. The key to each approaches success? Starting at a young age, as has shown projects in cities around Brazil.
For more information about the other sessions, please click here.
The next edition of the 2019 Velo-City conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland.