Optional social ride and walk- 4 September 2019

18:30

Outside Lord Ashcroft Building

Pre-Conference social ride or walk

3.5 mile ride from Anglia Ruskin University to The Rose and Crown Pub in Writtle. See "View Social Ride" for more information

Programme 1st Day - 5 September 2019

                                                                                            A PDF map of the campus can be found HERE

                                                                                                    

09:30

Michael Salmon Building Foyer

Collect delegate badges and programmes.
Cloakroom facilities are available in room Michael Salmon 010 and cycle parking is provided outside.

10:00

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Ministerial Keynote address

Micheal Ellis, Minister of State, Department for Transport, followed  by Q+A session

Morning plenary

Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Essex County Council 

Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive, Sport England

Silvia Casoron, Sustainable Mobility, Barcelona Mobility Area

Followed  by Q+A session

11:30

Sports Hall - Exhibition Area

Tea & Coffee served in the main exhibition area

12:10

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Michael Salmon 004

Lord Ashcroft 221

Marconi Building 001

New thinking in design and engineering workshop

Two presentations, followed by a Q+A discussion

Adrian Lord, Associate Director, Phil Jones Associates
LTN 2/08 Cycle Infrastructure Design: the new guidance

Cyclops junctions: Cycling Optimised Protected Signals
Brian Deegan, Design Engineer, Urban Movement, and Dave Stevens, project manager, Transport for Greater Manchester

Discussion to focus on:

  • Design for crossings and junctions

  • Innovative infrastructure: implied zebras, parallel crossings, continuous footways

  • Retraining highways engineers

  • Integrating walking and cycling into mainstream highways engineering and teaching

  • Authorised and unauthorised trials

  • Tactical urbansim

Building the evidence base: toolkits for data, analysis and evaluation

A session exploring the latest toolkits used in creating a walking and cycling evidence base

Highways England‘s pedestrian, cycling and equestrian Toolkit
Felicity Clayton and Robert Craven (Highways England), Simon Telford (AECOM)

The essential LCWIPs toolkit
Tom Holcroft, Senior Transport Planner, WSP

Tracking cycle trips and safety using an interactive GIS platform
Ciaron Morgan, Technical Director, Highways, Jacobs, Graham Scott, Data Solutions Consultant & Paul Jackson, Strategic Development Director, Tracsis

DfT Active mode appraisal toolkit (AMAT)
Frazer Quelch, Assistant Economist, Local Transport, Department for Transport

 

 

Making active modes more attractive

A session exploring how national initiatives are making active travel more attractive and accessible to more people

Bus Stop Connectivity Project: auditing access to bus stops in Scotland
Becki Cox, Principal Technical Advisor, Living Streets

Cycling through the years - breaking down the age barriers
Marianne Scott, Regional Cycle Training & Development Officer, Cycling Scotland

Sustaining school active travel schemes
Clean Air Heroes (en-form)

Boosting bike share schemes

How bike share operators are optimising and expanding bike share as part of a sustainable transport system

Shared bike schemes for rural areas
Julian Scriven, Brompton

Bike share's role in mobility hub development
Antonia Roberts, CoMoUK

Data-driven solutions to managing and optimising schemes 
Matt McNulty, urban mobility director, Serco

 

 

 

 

Lord Ashcroft 211

Marconi Building 110

Moving active travel up the political agenda: campaigning & advocacy workshop

How local people, community groups and campaigners can help make active travel a local priority

Facilitator, Roger Geffen, Cycling UK

  • How to convince decision-makers to be visionary

  • ​Creating the narrative: 'selling' active travel / traffic restraint measures to stakeholders

  • How to make active travel a local priority

  • How to avoid 'butting heads' with the local authority

With participants from Essex Active Travel Steering Group and local groups, including: Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen; Braintree Easy Riders; Living Streets local groups; Thorndon Cycle Centre and Cycle Brentwood.

 

Cycle safari - Cycle tour of Chelmsford City

A 4 mile tour of the city to experience and understand existing, new and proposed cycling infrastructure measures that make up the £15m South East Local Enterprise Partnerships Local Growth Fund (SELEP LGF) sustainable transport package.

A maximum of 12 riders will be permitted on each tour. 

Essex Highways, its employees and the organisers cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability  for any damages relating to loss of property or injury of any kind to any participant. All participants must agree to understand that this event is not a race and all riders must obey the Highway Code and the Bike Events Rules of the Road to observe local traffic laws and ensure that their conduct in no way puts at risk the welfare of any participant during a cycle ride. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine his or her level of bike and road handling ability. The organisers have requested helmets must be worn on this ride.

Mobycon

Mobycon Masterclass

Building for Bikes: The Dutch approach to junction design - part one

This Mobycon Masterclass will show you the Dutch approach to building cycling infrastructure. Mobycon are a Dutch transport consultancy with over 30 years' experience delivering cycling projects in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Moving cyclists over junctions in a safe way is a vital component of a cycling city. At points where roads meet, and traffic can turn, pedestrians and people on bikes are particularly vulnerable. This three-hour session will take an in-depth look at the principles and ideas that make Dutch junctions safe for all.

Please visit Mobycon Masterclass for further details.

13:30

Sports Hall - Exhibition Area

A sandwich lunch and refreshments served in the main exhibition area

14:50

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Michael Salmon 004

Lord Ashcroft 221

Marconi Building 001

Prioritising walking

Designing walkable neighbourhoods
Andy Martin, Urban Designer, Transport for London

Designing in walking networks to new communities
Julian Sanchez, Active Travel, Programme Manager, Essex County Council, Tom Holcroft, Senior Engineer, WSP 

Fixing the Link, Colchester
Rachel Forkin, Transport and Sustainability Manager, Colchester Borough Council

Collaborative design with Transport for London to boost walking
Hana Sutch, CEO & Co-Founder, Go Jauntly.

 

 

Planning cycling infrastructure

Tools, data and insights into planning for cycling networks

Recent additions to the Propensity to Cycle Tool, CyIPT, and features in the pipeline
Malcolm Morgan and Robin Lovelace, Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Insights from, and setting standards for, cycling data: a three city case study
Irene McAleese, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, See.Sense

Developing a cycling and walking network with a large rural County
Speaker from WSP (tbc)

International insights

A series of international case studies

Cycle infrastructure – what could we possibly learn from the US?
Fort Collins, Colorado and Washington DC case studies
Simon Geller, Chair, Cycle-Rail Forum for the North and Sustrans Liaison Ranger, Sheffield and John Kirkwood, Visiting Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University and Sustrans Volunteer Ranger, Sheffield

Incentives to boost cycling in Joinville, Brazil
Chris Bristow, COO, Betterpoints

Promoting active travel: what can we learn from Japan?
Pola Berent
, Transport Consultant, Urban Flow


Dutch ‘Tour de Force’ National Bicycle Plan
Dutch Cycling Embassy (tbc)

More case studies to be announced...

 

Embedding active modes: a strategy for growth

Active travel networks can boost city growth and attactiveness as well as improving health and wellbeing

Using the planning system to embed everyday physical exercise
Richard Lewis, Director, Active Planning

Cross-sector working to build in walking and cycling
Isobel Pastor, Head of Housing and Transport, Department for Transport

Bicester: increasing active travel to support growth
Angela Smith, Community Travel Planner, Place and Growth Directorate, Cherwell District Council

Leicester: the impact of Connecting Leicester street changes on walking and cycling
Andy Salkeld, Cycling Co-ordinator, Leicester City Council

Lord Ashcroft 211

Marconi Building 110

Department for Transport LCWIPs workshop

Led by the Department of Transport

  • Scale of planning

  • LCWIPs toolkit and data

  • Embedding local collaboration

Department for transport

Cycle safari - Cycle tour of Chelmsford City

A 4 mile tour of the city to experience and understand existing, new and proposed cycling infrastructure measures that make up the £15m South East Local Enterprise Partnerships Local Growth Fund (SELEP LGF) sustainable transport package.

A maximum of 12 riders will be permitted on each tour. 

Essex Highways, its employees and the organisers cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability  for any damages relating to loss of property or injury of any kind to any participant. All participants must agree to understand that this event is not a race and all riders must obey the Highway Code and the Bike Events Rules of the Road to observe local traffic laws and ensure that their conduct in no way puts at risk the welfare of any participant during a cycle ride. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine his or her level of bike and road handling ability. The organisers have requested helmets must be worn on this ride.

Mobycon

Mobycon Masterclass

Building for Bikes: The Dutch approach to junction design – part two

This Mobycon Masterclass will show you the Dutch approach to building cycling infrastructure. Mobycon are a Dutch transport consultancy with over 30 years' experience delivering cycling projects in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Moving cyclists over junctions in a safe way is a vital component of a cycling city. At points where roads meet, and traffic can turn, pedestrians and people on bikes are particularly vulnerable. This three-hour session will take an in-depth look at the principles and ideas that make Dutch junctions safe for all.

Please visit Mobycon Masterclass for further details.

16:00

Sports Hall - Exhibition Area

Tea & Coffee served in the main exhibition area

16:30

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Afternoon plenary: panel

It's all about the funding: investment in walking and cycling

Outcomes from the Transport Select Committee Active Travel inquiry
Lilian Greenwood, Chair, Transport Select Committee 

Making the business case for active travel
Chris Stevenson, Head of Network Development, Highways & Transportation, Essex County Council

Key tools for influencing the debate around investment in walking and cycling
Anjali Badloe, Evaluation Manager, Research and Monitoring Unit, Sustrans

The new economic case for walking and cycling
Alex Longdon, Principal City Planner, Transport for London

Making the case for walking: pedestrian pound update
Stephen Edwards, Director of Policy and Communications, Living Streets

 

17:45

Sports Hall - Exhibition Area

Networking drinks

Selection of drinks served in the exhibition area

18:30

Day 1 close.

Programme 2nd Day - 6 September 2019

09:00

Michael Salmon Building Foyer

Meet at registration prior to opening plenary.

09:30

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Morning plenary

Using the planning system: how does it help and hinder active travel

Overview: Designing for car dependency – planning for poor health
Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK

Essex County Council response:

Collaborative working to deliver healthy communities
Mark Carroll, Executive Director, Place and Public Health, Essex County Council

Planning for functional areas – South Essex Joint Strategic Plan
Alastair Southgate, Transportation Strategy Manager, Essex County Council

Garden communities in Essex: planning for active travel networks at the appropriate scale
Laura Taylor-Green, Head of Wellbeing and Public Health, Essex County Council

 

11:00

Sports Hall - Exhibition Area

Refreshments served in the main exhibition area​

11:40

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Michael Salmon 004

Lord Ashcroft 221

Marconi Building 001

Behaviour change: helping people and businesses to change travel behaviours

Designing and delivering travel behaviour change programmes on a county and town-wide scale: Lessons from central Bedfordshire
Chris Bennett, Head of Behaviour Change and Engagement, Sustrans 

Sport England Local Delivery Pilots: Essex case study
Jason Fergus, Director, Active Essex

New approaches to behaviour change
Allison Coles and Ruth Miller, Southern Regions, British Cycling

Engaging hard-to-reach audiences to increase active travel
Iain Banks, Travel Engagement Manager, South Essex Active Travel

Setting the context for active modes

Understanding people who drive and how to deliver traffic restraint
Tim Burns, Senior Policy and Partnerships Advisor, Sustrans

Identifying and prioritising low traffic neighbourhoods
Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates and Jon Little, Founder, Bespoke Transport Consulting

Modal shift, urban extension and sustainable transport corridors
Sean Perry, Divisional Director, Essex Highways

Active connections for new developments
Claire Hamilton, Harlow and Gilston Town Director

 

Innovation in action 

A series of lightening talks

What helmets could do for cyclists
Iain O’Brien, Co-Managing Director, Hedkayse

Real-time cycle parking space detection for hubs and cycleways
Chris Tsielepi, Director, CyclePods

Clamp-IT: aq new smart, mobile phone operated secure bicycle parking unit
Patrick Darlington, Director, Yellowbike

 

Collaborative working

Partnership working delivers wider benefits and helps to embed schemes in the community

Community-led street design: Essex County Council
Helen Akpabio, Sustainable Travel Planning Manager, Transportation and Smarter Travel, Essex County Council and Pam Nelson, Co-ordinator, Colchester Travel Plan Club

Age-friendly Tyburn: co-designing for interactivity
Mark Jenks, Senior Urban Designer, Sustrans

How digital community engagement can create ‘healthier’ neighbourhoods
David Janner-Klausner, Director of Customer Success, Commonplace

Using health as a driver to boost capability, opportunity and motivation for active travel
Walking & Cycling Team, Leicester City Council (LCC) and Leicester Diabetes Centre (University of Leicester/University Hospitals Leicester)

Lord Ashcroft 211

Marconi Building 110

Cycle City Ambitions 

Insights from the 8 Cycle City Ambition Programme cities

  • Lessons learned and next steps

  • How local authorities and campaign groups can collaborate most effectively

  • Establishing stable funding

 

Cycle safari - Cycle tour of Chelmsford City

A 4 mile tour of the city to experience and understand existing, new and proposed cycling infrastructure measures that make up the £15m South East Local Enterprise Partnerships Local Growth Fund (SELEP LGF) sustainable transport package.

A maximum of 12 riders will be permitted on each tour. 

Essex Highways, its employees and the organisers cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability  for any damages relating to loss of property or injury of any kind to any participant. All participants must agree to understand that this event is not a race and all riders must obey the Highway Code and the Bike Events Rules of the Road to observe local traffic laws and ensure that their conduct in no way puts at risk the welfare of any participant during a cycle ride. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine his or her level of bike and road handling ability. The organisers have requested helmets must be worn on this ride.

Mobycon

Mobycon Masterclass

Building for Bikes: The Dutch approach to roundabout design - Part 1

This Mobycon Masterclass will show you the Dutch approach to building cycling infrastructure. Mobycon are a Dutch transport consultancy with over 30 years' experience delivering cycling projects in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Moving cyclists over roundabouts in a safe way is a vital component of a cycling city. At points where roads meet, and traffic can turn, pedestrians and people on bikes are particularly vulnerable. This three-hour session will take an in-depth look at the principles and ideas that make Dutch roundabouts safe for all.

13:00

Sports Hall - Exhibition Area

A sandwich lunch and refreshments served in the main exhibition area​

14:30

Michael Salmon Lecture Theatre 001

Walking and cycling for the nation

Experiences, insights and next steps from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Dr Kevin Golding-Williams, Head of Cycling and Walking Policy, Department for Transport

Natalie Grohmann, Head of Active Travel and Road Safety Policy, Welsh Government

Andrew Grieve, Head of the Department for Infrastructure Walking and Cycling Unit, Northern Ireland

Joanne Boyle, Active Travel Team Leader, Transport Scotland

Marconi Building 110

Cycle safari - Cycle tour of Chelmsford City

A 4 mile tour of the city to experience and understand existing, new and proposed cycling infrastructure measures that make up the £15m South East Local Enterprise Partnerships Local Growth Fund (SELEP LGF) sustainable transport package.

A maximum of 12 riders will be permitted on each tour. 

Essex Highways, its employees and the organisers cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability  for any damages relating to loss of property or injury of any kind to any participant. All participants must agree to understand that this event is not a race and all riders must obey the Highway Code and the Bike Events Rules of the Road to observe local traffic laws and ensure that their conduct in no way puts at risk the welfare of any participant during a cycle ride. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine his or her level of bike and road handling ability. The organisers have requested helmets must be worn on this ride.

Active Mode Appraisal Tool (AMAT) workshop

  • Best practice advice

  • Learning from bids

  • Recent and planned improvements

  • Led by the Department for Transport

Department for transport

Mobycon

Mobycon Masterclass

Building for Bikes: The Dutch approach to roundabout design - Part 2

This Mobycon Masterclass will show you the Dutch approach to building cycling infrastructure. Mobycon are a Dutch transport consultancy with over 30 years' experience delivering cycling projects in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Moving cyclists over roundabouts in a safe way is a vital component of a cycling city. At points where roads meet, and traffic can turn, pedestrians and people on bikes are particularly vulnerable. This three-hour session will take an in-depth look at the principles and ideas that make Dutch roundabouts safe for all.

16:00

Event close.

*Please note that the published programme is subject to change.

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