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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.

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:

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ing  Regine Gerike (Technical University Dresden) and Dr Franklin Apfel


  • Dr Adrian Davis, Visiting Professor University of West of England – Bridging the gap between research and practice
  • Ms Linda Meleo, Councilor for Mobility of Rome – Promoting cycling and active mobility in Rome
  • Ms Saša Jenko, Head of Sector Public Health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission EU initiatives for Health and Physical Activity

Presentation: Ms Elisabeth Raser, Coordinator of the PASTA project, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) – What PASTA stands for:  Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches

Questions and answers

Bertha-Carl-Benz Award winner – F.K. Day (Founder and CEO of World Bicycle Relief)


A3: Active mobility and health: Insights from the PASTA Project, Chaired by Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, ISGlobal, Barcelona

  • What makes people walk and bike?

A longitudinal online survey of 10,000 Europeans,Thomas Goetschi, University of Zurich (UZH), Evi Dons, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)

  • What does it mean for health?

Assessing health impacts in 7 European cities, David Rojas-Rueda, Barcelona Institute of Global Heath (ISGlobal), Michelle Laeremans, Vlaamse Instellingvoor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), Natalie Mueller, Barcelona Institute of Global Heath (ISGlobal)

Questions and answers

A4: Taking research into action: the PASTA tools, Chaired by  Mr Julian Sanchez, London Borough of Newham

  • Translating research for policy and practice

Key facts and lessons learned from literature, stakeholders and cities, Sandra Wegener, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Audrey de Nazelle, Imperial College London (ICL)

  • Learning from the best

A compendium of successful measures and policiesFlorinda Boschetti, Polis network

  • The new HEAT (Health Economic Assessment Tool)

New modules on air pollution, crashes and carbon emissions, Francesca Racioppi, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Sonja Kahlmeier, University of Zurich (UZH)

Questions and answers

Conclusion of the day, moderated by Professor Regine Gerike and Franklin Apfel

International Mosaic III

PASTA recipes for active cities, with:

  • Antwerp: Ms Tina  Caers, Head of Cycling Policy, Province of Antwerp
  • London: Ms Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist – Transport & Public Realm Transport for London / Greater London Authority
  • Rome: Ms Linda Meleo, Councilor for Mobility of Rome
  • Vienna: Ms Petra Jens,Commissioner for Pedestrian Mobility, Vienna


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)


For registrations, please visit the conference website: