LCC trustee and Westminster University academic Rachel Aldred highlights the Policy Forum Seminar series

The London Cycling Campaign Policy Forum launched its regular seminar series this week with a packed event attended by around 120 people at Westminster University.

Participants flocked to hear Andrew Gilligan, London's new Cycling Commissioner, who spoke for half an hour about the Mayor's new Vision for Cycling.

After his presentation, Cyclist in the City blogger Danny Williams (LCC City of London) chaired a lively Q&A session.

Danny has blogged about Gilligan's speech and the event here.

The debate covered cycling infrastructure, HGVs, cycling to school, car parking, mini-Hollands in outer London, and a host of other topics.

An audio recording of the event is available here.

More seminars soon

The Policy Forum seminar series continues monthly, with four more public seminars taking place between now and July (read more here)

The second seminar is a workshop on 'Modelling transformation in cycling in London', and registration is now open

Later seminars cover cycling in Copenhagen and Stockholm, local election campaigning, and cycling and land use planning.

Policy Forum projects

LCC's elected Policy Forum also continues to work on a range of topics, developing and clarifying LCC's policy positions.

Our work on infrastructure includes the Love London, Go Dutch Matrix (a way of assessing new infrastructure schemes against LCC's Go Dutch principles) and a draft paper on cycle lanes and tracks.

We are developing work on topics including enforcement of traffic offences, cycling for all, and campaign themes for LCC in 2014.

Find out more about our current projects here.

Take part in the Policy Forum

We encourage LCC members to get involved in our work, either through attending our regular meetings, participating in seminars, or helping contribute to different policy projects.

For more information about the Forum's activities, please contact chair Rachel Aldred vfia

Rachel's most recent blogpost about what people wear to cycle can be found here.