1-2 May 2014 | Leeds Town Hall

2-Day Event Programme

Day 1 - Thursday 1 May 2014

Optional morning sessions


Main Entrance - Leeds Town Hall

Welcome for pre-registered delegates to the optional morning workshops.

To take part in the optional morning sessions, please register in advance by emailing conferences@landor.co.uk quoting your booking reference number.

10.00 – 12.30

Meet at Town Hall Reception at 10am for prompt departure at 1030

Option 1

Cycle Ride Along the Proposed Path of CityConnect Route

Led by: City Connect - Ginny Leonard, METRO, Leeds Bradford and partners and Pete Zanzotterra, Steer Davies Gleave

10.30 – 12.30

Grimshaw Room

Option 2

Cycle Hub and UTravelActive Leeds - Workshop and Site Visit

Workshop led by - Alex Sully, Independent Consultant and Paul Osborne, Programme Manager Smarter Travel Choices, Sustrans

Site Visit to include: Leeds Cycle-Point, UTravelActive - healthy places to work and learn

10.30 – 12.00

Albert Room

Option 3

Application of International Good Practice - Just how bad are we?

A workshop to discuss the application of European and international best practice to the UK

Led by: Kevin Mayne, Development Director, European Cyclists' Federation

Speakers include: John Dales and Phil Jones, International Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice Study


10.30 – 12.30

Sullivan Room

Option 4

Route and Network Assesment Workshop and Site Visit

Explore the principles of assessing the current and potential network for cycling

Nigel Wilson, Director, AECOM
Assisted by: Mark Strong and Ken Spence, Transport Initiatives

Conference Opens


Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Delegate Registration Opens

Registration opens and refreshments are served in the main hall. Delegates will be directed to the main plenary session in the gallery of Victoria Hall.

13.00 – 15.00

Leeds Town Hall - Victoria Hall Gallery

Keynote Opening Plenary

Chair: Phillip Darnton

Cllr Harington
Cycle Champion, Leeds City Council

Robert Goodwill MP
Minister of Transport

Getting Leeds and West Yorkshire Cycling

Elizabeth Reather, Chair, Leeds Cycle Campaign

Panel Debate - Application of International good practice to the UK

John Dales
Managing Director, Urbanmovement


Niels Hoe
Consultant,                 HOE360 Consulting

Aletta Koster
Managing Director,
Dutch Cycling Embassy

Lilli Matson                    
Head of Delivery Planning,
Transport for London

Ann Kenrick OBE
Secretary-General, Franco-British council
Chair, LCC


Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Break in the exhibition area

15.40 – 17.20

The Crypt

Cycle City Knowledge Sharing Session - Round-Table Networking 

Cycle City Ambition Grant projects, National Parks, Cycling Scotland and other projects facilitate round table presentation and discussion about project objectives and delivery proposals/results

Download the agenda for this session

15.40 – 17.20

Sullivan Room

Discussion - The Future of Door to Door Journeys 

Chair: Elaine Brick, AECOM

Phillip Darnton - President, The Bicycle Association / Cycle Rail Working Group

Craig Carey-Clinch - The Motorcycle and E-Bike Industry Association

Jack Skillen - Head of Projects, Living Streets

Chas Ball - Chief Executive, Carplus Trust / UITP Combined Mobility Platform


15.40 – 17.20

Albert Room

Resources for Cycle Professionals

Quality technical support is essential. Following a guided tour of London Cycle Design Standards and CILT UK's on-line cycling resource library, we discuss "Guidance: more or less?"

Prof. John Parkin, UWE, Adrian Lord, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave & Alex Sully, Alex Sully Consulting

Facilitator: Richard Armitage, Managing Director, RATC Ltd.

Sponsor: Cycling Forum, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT UK).


15.40 – 17.20

Grimshaw Room

Visions of Cycling in the City

Supported by: the Transport Systems Hub

Facilitated by: University of Leeds Institute for Transport, and guests, University of Birmingham and Leeds Cycle Campaign

Description: Presentations and discussions about visions of cycling - issues of resilience, justice and support relevant to creating a positive cycling culture and future.  

17.30 – 19.00

Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Drinks reception in the main exhibition area sponsored by AECOM

Welcome to Leeds
Cllr James Lewis, Chairman of METRO & Cllr for Kippax and Methely

Welcome to the drinks reception
Nigel Wilson, Director, Local Roads Europe, AECOM


Day 1 Close

Optional Evening Networking

19.00 – 21.00

All Bar One - Millennium Square, Central Leeds

Extended informal networking

Please note delegates repsonsible for own food and refreshments


Day 2 - Friday 2 May 2014


Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Registration and exhibition opens

08.00 – 09.20

Sullivan Room

Breakfast Briefing - Cycling Policy Updates and Discussion

Grow Some - Will we ever get Dutch style politicians?
Carlton Reid, Executive Editor, Bikebiz

A Cycling Success Story
Nick Secker, Associate Director, AECOM

Defining a Strategic Cycle Network – working to a 20 year plan for a continental network
Ben Robinson, Senior Transport Planner & John Richfield, Urban Cycling Transport Designer, Bristol City Council

Space for Cycling
Roger Geffen, Policy Director, CTC

09.30 - 11.15

Sullivan Room

Infrastructure - Cycle Lanes, Roundabouts and Junctions

Chair: Rory Poole, AECOM

Cycle Lane surfacing - options and benefits
Roger Markham, Marshalls

Outcomes of TfL’s off-street cycling innovation trials - Segregation, Dutch Roundabouts, Signals and HGVs 
Marcus Jones, Principal Consultant, TRL

The hierarchy of cycling provision - and why we need to move on
Neil Guthrie, Principal Consultant, Atkins

Safety Beyond Segregation
Wim van der Wijk, Royal HaskoningDHV

Dutch Style Turbo-roundabouts in Bedford (Case Study)
Patrick Lingwood, Walking and Cycling Officer, Bedfordshire County Council

09.30 - 11.00

Victoria Hall

Behaviour Change - Marketing Cycling

Chair: Amy Boyle, Diva Creative

Bristol - Attitudes survey - 2013 changes since 2010
Ed Plowden, Sustainable Transprot Service Manager, Bristol City Council

Cycle Promotion in Cambridge
Claire Rankin, Cycling and Walking Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council

York Bike Belles
David Short, Programme Manager, iTravel York,, York City Council

From MAMIL to Cycle Chic - changing the cycling culture
Eoin O'Mahony, Associate Director, AECOM

09.30 - 11.15

The Crypt

Cycle Mapping,  Wayfinding & Smartphones

Chaired by: Peter Warman, FWT

Comparision of mapping types available to cyclists and those best suited to their need needs
Peter Hall, CHK Mapping

Mapping, Wayfinding and social information
Dr Henrietta Sherwin, University of the West of England

Wayfinding for Cyclists
Leon Thorne, Cycle Delivery Manager, TfL

Journey Planning Apps for Cyclists
Caroline Treacy, Transport Planner, National Transport Authority in Ireland

E-Journey Planning
Rob Murray, Consultant, Steer Davies Gleave

Mobile Wayfinding - Panellist
Martin Lucas-Smith, Founder, CycleStreets.net


09.30 - 11.00

Kramer Room

Place-making - Shared Space, Pedestrian Priority and The Urban Realm

Chair: John Dales, Urban Movement

Home-zones and Bicycle Oriented Development
Erik Tetteroo, UK Representative, Dutch Cycling Embassy

Designing for people not mode
Jack Skillen, Head of Projects, Living Streets

Public Realm Belfast, Managing Conflicting Priorities
Andy Patterson, Director, AECOM

Future proofing cities
Alastair McMahon, Principal Consultant, Atkins

Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Refreshments served in the main exhibition area

11.30 - 13.00

Sullivan Room

Infrastructure - Cycle Lanes, Roundabouts and Junctions

Chaired by: Simon Jay, Atkins

Commitment and innovation in provision and design of segregated cycle routes
Oliver Priestly, Manager of Engineering Projects, Leeds City Council

Light Segregation and Space for Cyclists
Brian Deegan TfL, Delivery Planning & Esther Anaya, Barcelona

Targeting Infrastructure Investment to Achieve Modal Shift
Elaine Brick, Associate Director, AECOM

Engineering for Two-Stage Opposed Cycle Turns
Oli Davey, Urbanmovement

Cycling Design and Planning - What Works and What Doesn't?
Niels Hoe, HOE360 Consulting

11.30 - 13.00

Victoria Hall

Behaviour Change - Commuter Cycling - BUGs, Travel Plans & Workplace Facilities

Chair - Alison Pilling, METRO

Participatory Consultation in West Yorkshire
Alison Pilling, Information and Marketing Manager, METRO

Creating a culture shift in cycling-Greater Manchester’s Commuter Cycling Project
Helen Ramsden, Head of Travel Choices, TfGM

Commuter Cycling Campaign
Stephen Lloyd Jones, Business Network Coordinator, Hertfordshire County Council

AEGIS Case Study - Using Technology and Social Marketing to Increase Cycling
Frank Krikhaar, Global Corporate Responsibility Manager at Aegis Group plc & Ronan Carter, Director, Please Cycle


11.30 - 13.00

The Crypt

Public Bike Hire - Making it Work

Chair: George Lunt, AECOM

More Cities, More Bikes, More Data – Bikesharing Global Update May 2014
Oliver O'Brien, Researcher, UCL & Russell Meddin, Founder, Bike Share Philadelphia

Making Bike Share Work
James Datson, Senior Consultant, Atkins

Bike Docking in the New Forest
Matthew Clark, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave

Cosmetic Durability of Share Bicycles
Nick Lobnitz, Director, Paper Bicycle



11.30 - 13.00

Kramer Room

Cycle Safety - Training, HGVs and Traffic Speeds

Chair: John Dennis, Chair of CityConnect Advisory Group

HGVs and Cycling - Avoidable Deaths. Reasons Why it's Happening and How it Should be Addressed
Dave Holladay, Advisor, CTC

Does Cycle Training Get More Children Cycling More Safely?
Michael Frearson, Director, The Association of Bikeability Schemes CIC

TfL Construction Logistics Cycle Safety
Glen Davies, Freight Development Manager, TfL

Road Justice: Charging and Prosecution Policy and Practice
Rhia Weston, Road Safety Campaigner, CTC

11.30 – 13.00

Grimshaw Room

Modelling and Appraisal of Cycling

Chair: Roger Geffen, CTC

How can traffic modelling capture the capacity benefits of cycling?
Philip Loy, Senior Engineer, Project Centre

Appraisal Options for Investment in Cycling
Yaron Hollander, Policy Appraisal and Sub-Regional Modelling Manager, TfL

Cycle Proofing/Cycle Audit
Alex Sully, Independent

Practical monintoring of Cycling rates
Mark Strong, Managing Consultant, Transport Initiatives

Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Lunch served in the main exhibition area

14.00 - 15.15

Sullivan Room

Infrastructure - Cycle Lanes, Junctions, Parking and surfacing

Chair: Rob Stanley, METRO

Creating a family cycling network in Greater Manchester – a new design philosophy
Neil Brownbridge, Regional Director, AECOM

Consultation on New Cycle Routes
Andy Thorpe, Senior Transport Planner, Sandwell Borough Council

Provision of residential Cycle Parking in Lambeth
Richard Ambler, Lambeth Borough Council (invited)

Clear & Safe Cycle Routes
Mike Harper, Development Director, Stirling Lloyd Polychem Limited

14.00 - 15.00

Victoria Hall

Behaviour Change - Schools Workshop - Safer Routes, Travel Plans and Bike-ability

Chair: Helen Webster, AECOM

Schools Project - presented by the children of Allerton Bywater Primary

The Missing Link – Greater Manchester’s Partner Schools

Nick Vaughn, TfGM

Promoting Cycling (and Walking) to School
Ann Kenrick, Chair, LCC

TfL Cycle to School Partnerships
Ken Spence, Director, Transport Initiatives
Representative of a successful London Borough (TBC)


13.50 - 15.15

The Crypt

E-bikes and Powered Two Wheelers

Chair: Craig Cleary-Clinch, Rowan Public Affairs

Powered Two Wheelers in the sustainable transport mix
Lembit Opik, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)

Electrically-assisted bikes  – part of the toolkit for mainstreaming cycling?
Sally Cairns, Research Fellow, UCL and TRL

The market and usage of electric assist bikes in the UK
Mark Loverage, Chair of The British Electrical Bicycle Association (invited)


14.00 - 15.00

Kramer Room

Recreational Cycling - Tourism, National Parks

Economic Value of Cycling Tourism in National Parks
Allison Thorpe, Access and Recreation Strategy Lead, South Downs National Park

Recreational Cycling, and Positive Cycling Experiences by Visitors as a Driver for Longer Term Travel Behaviour Change
Mark Holroyd, Transport & Tourism Manager, New Forest National Park

Go Lakes Travel Skyride local programme
Jo Cleary, Partner, Cleary Stevens Consulting

13.45 – 15.15

Grimshaw Room

Cycle Logistics Streamed Session

Moderated by: Gary Armstrong, Outspoken Delivery

An overview of the cargo bike market in the UK
Gavin Wood, CTC

Vision for deliveries by cargo bike
Rob King, Outspoken Delivery, Cambridge

Building a sustainable cycle based delivery business in Leeds
Ian Brocklebank, Last Mile Leeds, Leeds, UK

Support needed/offered
Richard Armitage, European Cycle Logistics Federation

full programme

Victoria Hall – Leeds Town Hall

Refreshments served in the main exhibition area

15.40 - 17.00

Sullivan Room

Infrastructure - integration with other modes

Chair: Nigel Wilson, AECOM

Cycle Rail project update  550 station projects nationwide

Conrad Haigh, Head of Integrated Transport, ATOC

Integrated approach on cycling and mobility
Erik Tetteroo, UK Representative, Dutch Cycling Embassy

Park & Pedal
David Short, Programme Manager, iTravel York Programme, York City Council

Feasibility study for HS2 cycle route
Shane Snow, Strategic Adviser DfT/TfL / Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates


15.45 - 16.30

The Crypt

Getting Yorkshire Cycling

Chaired by: Pete Zanzottera, Steer Davies Gleave

Tour de France Legacy
Graham Titchener, Regional Director, Cycle Yorkshire 

City Connect - Yorkshire Cycle Route
Alison Pilling, Pete Zanzottera and Ginny Leonard, METRO

15.30 - 16.30

Grimshaw Room

Community and Campaigns

Chair: Rory McMullan, Landor LINKS

Campaigner vs Cycle Officer
Vanessa Kelly, Project Officer - cycling, Cambridgeshire County Council

Pedal for Scotland
Chistopher Johnson, Senior Development Officer, Cycling Scotland

Community Cycle Clubs 
Gavin Wood, CTC

CTC Space for Cycling Conference - Saturday 3rd May, Leeds
Space for Cycling National Conference

15.30 - 16.45

Kramer Room

Behaviour Change - Events

Chair: Andre Curtis

Bike Week - Making it work
Andre Curtis, Chair, Cycle Nation

Effective use of events and bike loan programmes to get more people cycling
Jim McGurn, Chief Executive, Get Cycling

Cycling - how best to acheive behaviour change
Sam Robinson, General Manager, Challenge for Change

Event Close

Optional Panel Discussion

1700 - 1900

Sullivan Room

Panel Discussion - Open to the Public

Featuring :

Cllr Roger Harrington

Chris Peck – CTC

Carlton Reid - BikeBiz

Lizzie Reather – Leeds Cycle Campaign



Supporters include:

Bicycle Association
Bike Week
CILT - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CTC
Get Britain Cycling
ATKINS Clearview Traffic Group
Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council
Local Transport Today
Cycle hoop
Love Cycling Go Dutch
Urban Movement
Urban Movement
Steer Davies Gleave

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