An update on Mini-Hollands – Register now

Thursday 27th November, 6:30 – 8.30pm at Westminster University (near Baker St Tube)

This is a a joint event with the London Cycling Campaign, with speakers from Enfield, Kingston and Waltham Forest.

The Mini-Hollands programme is perhaps the most ambitious aspect of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision. Three Outer London boroughs are receiving substantive funding for transformative interventions in town centres, incorporating measures such as new fully segregated cycle routes and extensive modal filtering. Come and discuss how plans are progressing in each borough and what other transport authorities can learn from these experiences.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here.

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Designing for walking and cycling in new developments – Presentations from Street Talks, 2nd September 2014

Nick Searl, Partner, Argent

 

Max Martinez, Associate Director, Space Syntax

 

Bruce McVean, Associate Director, Beyond Green and Founder, Movement for Liveable London 

Street Screen – the best of the Streetfilms archive

Streetfilms showcase – 7pm, Friday 6th June at Hackney Picture House, Mare Street, E8

Join us and Hackney Council on the evening of 6th June as we delve into the archive of Streetfilms – an inspiring showcase of projects and places from around the world, from the cycle friendly streets of Groningen to San Francisco via Copenhagen, Bogota, New York and more.

New York based Streetfilms have been producing short films showing how smart public realm design produces better places to live, work and play since 2006. They have become the go-to organisation for films on liveable streets, with over 8 million views of the 600 films in their archive

Tickets for the 90 minute screening are just £5 – available here. The entry price includes a post-screening drink courtesy of Steer Davies Gleave.

 

Register now for Hackney Cycling Conference, 6th June

Hackney Cycling Conference

9am – 4.30pm, Friday 6th June at Hackney Picture House, Mare Street, E8 1HE

We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Hackney Cycling Conference – organised by Hackney Council in partnership with London Cycling Campaign in Hackney.

Now in its third year the conference is a great opportunity to hear from a wide range of speakers and join transport professionals, politicians, academics and campaigners to discuss the challenges and opportunities to growing cycling in London – all for just £25.

Speakers include:

  • Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
  • Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney
  • Andrew Gilligan, London Cycling Commissioner
  • Klaus Bondham, Director at Danish Cyclists’ Federation
  • Bruce McVean, Movement for Liveable London
  • John Dales, Director of Urban Movement
  • Brian Deegan & Paul Lavelle, Transport for London
  • Peter Piet, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Roy Thompson, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Dr Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Westminster
  • Jeremy Leach, 20’s Plenty For Us
  • David Dansky, Cycle Training UK
  • Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist, Greater London Authority/ Transport for London

You can register to attend and find more details here.

Street Talks, 5th December – Cycling lessons for London with John Dales

Street Talks with John Dales, Director, Urban MovementCycling lessons for London: Conclusions from TfL’s International Cycle Benchmarking Study

Please note that this talk is being held at Look Mum No Hands, 125 – 127 Mare Street

We hope you can join us and John Dales for our next Street Talks when we’ll be discussing the conclusions from an international study of cycle infrastructure commissioned by Transport for London.

The study, which will inform the updated London Cycling Design Standards, looked at how a number of cities where cycling has been growing strongly in recent years have designed and built new cycling facilities. Cities visited for the study include Berlin, Dublin, Malmo, Minneapolis, Munich, Nantes, New York, Seville, Stockholm and Utrecht.

John will present the study’s findings and consider the lessons for London and the UK. Subject to availability Phil Jones, Managing Director, Phil Jones Associates and Mark Strong from Transport Initiatives, who were also part of the study team, will join John for the discussion.

7pm, Thursday 5th December at Look Mum No Hands, 125–127 Mare St, E8 3RH (Map). Look Mum No Hands will be open as usual beforehand for food and drink.

John Dales is Director of Urban Movement, a consultancy specialising in transport, movement and streets. John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 29 years’ professional experience that spans from strategic transport planning to concept design.

Well known as a champion of better town and city streets, he was Director being responsible for Urban Initiatives’ Movement + Streets portfolio before founding Urban Movement. John is an urban realm design advisor to several UK local authorities, including the City of Edinburgh, the London Borough of Ealing and Southend Borough Council, as well as a Design Review Panellist for Transport for London and Urban Design London. He is a Trustee of Living Streets, was a contributing author to Manual for Streets 2, and is a former Board member of the Transport Planning Society. He’s an experienced trainer of other transport practitioners, a regular conference speaker and chair, and has been author of a monthly article in Local Transport Today on ‘Transport in Urban Design’ since 2005.

Street Talks with Ben Addy – DIY Streets, 2nd July

Street Talks with Ben Addy, London Communities Manager, Sustrans DIY Streets

In an age of austerity and localism Sustrans DIY Streets projects allow communities to develop affordable solutions to make their streets safer and more attractive places to live. The DIY Streets project in Haringey, which ran from 2010 – 2012, led to a 10% average reduction in traffic volume at monitoring sites; a 23% increase in traffic travelling 20mph or less; a 61% increase in residents who felt the street was attractive and a 34% increase in residents who felt the street is place to socialise.

We hope you can join us for July’s Street Talks when Ben Addy, who leads Sustrans DIY Streets work in London, will explore how local residents and other partners can work together to create high quality urban environments that promote sustainable travel and are safe and pleasant to live in and visit.

Upstairs at The Yorkshire Grey, 2 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8PN at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 (bar open from 6pm).

Ben Addy is the London Communities Manager with Sustrans.  He is responsible for managing the Communities projects in London – including DIY Streets and Pocket Places. Prior to his current role, Ben delivered a two-year DIY Streets project in Turnpike Lane, London Borough of Haringey. Ben has an MA International Studies from the University of Denver and has extensive experience working on social justice projects and campaigns in both Europe and North America.