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Cycle City Active City 2022 – Cities in transition: Call for papers

Cycle City Active City is the UK's most popular networking event for active travel professionals. 2022 will focus on the cities in transition to more resilient, more active and more inclusive futures

Juliana O'Rourke
13 January 2022
 

Cycle City Active City 2022 will bring together Government, local authorities and the professional sector as they respond urgently to scale up decarbonisation, levelling up and inclusivity strategies.

Cycling and walking can deliver against all three areas, and as such are in the spotlight like never before.

The groundwork is in place: 2022 will establish Active Travel England to take forward the commitments laid out in Gear Change and the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, and in the forthcoming Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2 (CWIS2).

Cycle City Active City, the UK's most popular networking event for active travel professionals. 2022 will focus on the cities in transition to more resilient, more active and more inclusive futures, and will take place in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Says Dan Jarvis, Mayor of South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority: 'In 2019 I appointed Dame Sarah Storey as the first Active Travel Commissioner for the region and ever since we have worked closely together to build a transformational programme to improve conditions for walking and cycling in South Yorkshire, including making the network much more accessible for disabled people. It is a mark of our progress and a great honour that Sheffield will host Cycle City Active City 2022.

'What’s great about the conference is that you can have your say in shaping the content and topics for discussion – submit your abstracts before 11th February to raise the points which matter the most to you.'

Call for papers: we would like to hear from you 

Contact Juliana O'Rourke to suggest content for the programme.  Please limit your abstracts to 500 words and submit no later than Friday 11th February. 

Cycle City Active City 2022 will showcase:

  • Re-booting planning and masterplanning for resilience and activity

  • Designing, funding and embedding influencer / behaviour change schemes

  • Collaboration between transport planning, health and urban development initiatives

  • Active travel solutions for smaller cities, towns and rural areas 

  • Neighbourhood level planning for activity and wellbeing

  • Locking in active travel to future mobility and net zero strategies

  • Investment in / funding for active travel

  • Building the evidence base: data, scheme monitoring and evaluation 

  • Managing vehicle-based travel demand

  • Community engagement

We welcome other ideas and suggestions for talks, workshops, site visits, masterclasses, panels and debates...

Says Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority: 'I am absolutely delighted the National Active Travel Conference will be taking place in South Yorkshire in 2022. 

'Since my appointment as Active Travel Commissioner in 2019, the region has made significant progress in both standards of infrastructure and the ambition to prioritise active transport. This year more active travel infrastructure will be delivered than ever before and a strong pipeline of future schemes is also being fleshed out. 

'I hope hosting the conference in July will be a celebration of active travel in the region and enable more people to engage and understand the benefits than ever before.'

Cycle City Active City 2022 is supported by the Department for Transport as its annual active travel summit, and the conference plenaries, breakout and workshop sessions will run alongside Department for Transport-led sessions on delivering LCWIPs, CWIS2 and the role of Active Travel England.

Says Rupert Furness, Deputy Director, Active Travel, Department for Transport: 'After almost two years of digital meetings, workshops and conferences I am looking forward to the opportunity of meeting friends both old and new at this year’s Cycle City Active City conference in Sheffield to talk about  building on the exciting initiatives for Active Travel that have been a silver lining during the pandemic.'

For sponsorship, partnership or exhibition opportunities, please contact Daniel Simpson

 
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