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5 December Programme - Kia Oval, London

Please note that the programme is currently under development. Please return soon for updates.

If you would like to present a paper, chair a session or speak at Cycling + Walking Innovations 2018, please contact Juliana O'Rourke.


Registration opens: Tea & Coffee served in the Jardine Suite exhibition area


Opening plenary: walking and cycling at the heart of innovative policy

Chair: Esther Kurland, Head of Urban Design, Transport for London

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation
Is the sun setting on the motoring era​? The need for innovation in policy

Guy Boulby, Head of Cycling & Walking, Active and Accessible Travel Division, Department for Transport
How action on cycling and walking helps create safe, liveable and active towns and cities – the role of innovation

Kevin Mayne, Chief Executive Designate, Cycling Industries Europe
Keeping cycling at the heart of mobility: a new approach from industry



Morning plenary: being active – the personal and the politic

Chair: Rachel Lee, Policy and Research, Living Streets

Designing for humans
Christine Murray, founder, Women in Architecture awards and former editor-in-chief, Architectural Review and Architect's Journal

Making the City a great place to walk
Bruce McVean, Strategic Transport Group, City of London

Creating cities that help us walk in them: the 'proper science'
Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, University College London


Morning break: Tea & Coffee served in the Jardine Suite exhibition area


Delegates choose from 2 sessions

Innovative planning for active networks

Chair: Lucy Marstrand, Principal Transport Planner, Project Centre

Beelines: creating a city-region-wide cycling and walking network in Greater Manchester
Brian Deegan, Design Engineer, Urban Movement

Improving contested urban street space: simpler, safer junctions
Jonathan Flower, researcher, Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England

Creating an accessible Highways England strategic road network
Toby Cotton, Senior Insight Advisor, Transport Focus

Methods for the automated design, evaluation, and prioritisation of new active travel infrastructure
Malcolm Morgan, Research Fellow, University of Leeds




Transport for London tactical urbanism workshop

Led by Andy Martin, Madeline Gunn and Esther Kurland from the TfL Urban Design Team

Small Change, Big Impact A practical guide to changing public spaces

Introduction to the Small Change, Big Impact toolkit and its successful implementation, plus learning from case studies


Lunch Break: Lunch served in the Jardine Suite exhibition area


Afternoon keynote

Chair: Duncan Dollimore, head of campaigns, Cycling UK

Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner for London

London’s first Walking Action Plan targets an extra million walking trips a day. How?


Delegates choose from 2 sessions

Walking and cycling economies panel discussion

Short talks followed by Q+A: A clean, health-promoting transport industry that can power the future 

If the government meets its own target to double cycle usage and walking by 2025, then active modes will deliver a £10bn boost to the economy, sustaining more than 100,000 jobs and bringing massive savings to the health sector

Chair: Carey Newson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life

Steve Garidis, Executive Director, Bicycle Association
The economic contribution of the UK cycle industry and the industrial case for cycling

Martin Wedderburn, Director, Wedderburn Transport Planning
The evolution of walking economies

Alistair Kirkbride, active travel consultant
Developing active tourism and supporting local economies

Tom Millard, Consultant, Phil Jones Associates
Valuing pedestrian & cyclist journey ambience and the value of urban realm spaces

Rachel Lee, Policy and Research, Living Streets
The pedestrian pound: updated

Transport for London 'ped shed' workshop

Led by Andy Martin, Sheeba Shetty and Esther Kurland from the TfL Urban Design Team

If people are going to walk, there have to be places to walk to. Ped shed is short for pedestrian shed, the basic building block of walkable neighborhoods. A ped shed is the area encompassed by the walking distance from a town or neighborhood centre, often defined as the area covered by a 5-minute walk


Afternoon break: Tea & Coffee served in the Jardine Suite exhibition area


Innovation showcase: innovators take the stage

Ten short talks showcasing the innovative products, services, designs and policy that are boosting cycling and walking innovation

Session led by Chris Bristow, Chief Operating Officer, BetterPoints

Presenters include:

  • Cycle monitoring systems: Michiel Muller, Falco

  • On-street parklets and their role in urban environments: Habib Khan, Meristem Design

  • Understanding the invisible cyclist: Irene McAleese, See.Sense

  • Behaviour change - global insights and local learnings: Sam Robinson, Love to Ride

  • Glow in the dark pedestrian and cycle tracks: David Wagstaff, I-Glo

  • Dockless electric bikes - faster, funner, further: Charles Butler, freebike

  • Visualising possibilities: Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK

  • CLAMP-IT - new innovations in cycle parking: Patrick Darlington, Yellowbike

  • Happiness outdoors: designing products for active travel and nature connection, Hana Sutch, Go Jauntly

  • Showing the way with eco-friendly ground lighting: Max Horey, Solar Eye

  • Accessing maps, directions, and city services: Matt Bird, InLinkUK


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5 December 2018
Kia Oval, London SE11