If anyone would like like to go (Newham Cyclists will reimburse the cost) Â please let me (Arnold) know.
This is how the conference isÂ billed:
“The major funding committed forÂ LondonÂ highlights a growing political will for ambitious and innovative approaches to improve the public realm and encourage more people to cycle on our road network. With huge commitment for such change, what is the future ofÂ Londonâ€™s landscape?
With schemes such as Mini-Holland set to create substantial and transformative change along with the extension of cycle superhighways and funding for Quietways, key questions and challenges start to arise around cycling design standards. How will the competition for space be managed? Is there a need to reallocate road space? How do we encourage and increase cycling numbers without taking away space from modes other than the private car, should we cut into bus lanes and muscle in on footways?
AsÂ Londonâ€™s number one borough for cycling, the Hackney Cycling Conference offers unrivalled access and opportunity to exploreÂ these issuesÂ with a cross-sector mix of transport professionals, politicians, academics and campaigners that areÂ involved inÂ influencing an increase in safe cycling in theÂ UK.
Confirmed speakers include Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
-Â Andrew Gilligan,Â LondonÂ Cycling Commissioner
-Â Klaus Bondham, Director at Danish Cyclistsâ€™ Federation
-Â John Dales, Director of Urban Movement
-Â Brian Deegan & Paul Lavelle, Transport forÂ London
-Â Peter Piet, Steer Davies Gleave & Roy Thompson, Royal Borough orÂ KingstonÂ uponÂ Thames
-Â Dr Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport,Â UniversityÂ ofÂ Westminster
-Â Tom Bogdanowicz,Â LondonÂ Cycling Campaign
-Â David Dansky, Cycle TrainingÂ UKÂ “