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"Cycling for Sustainable Cities" webinar

Friday 17 September, 6-7.30pm (BST). Online webinar with Q&A by two of world's leading cycling academics, Professors Ralph Buehler and John Pucher.


How does London measure up for cycling?

A rare opportunity to hear from two of the world’s leading academics in the field of cycling who are presenting unique comparative data from across the globe gathered by more than 40 international specialists in urban cycling.

If you are a professional in the field of transport, an academic, politician with an interest in active travel or a cycling advocate this is a must-not-miss and free webinar. Register now to secure your access.

Based on the new publication Cycling for Sustainable Cities, an encyclopaedia of comparative cycling, Professors Ralph Buehler and John Pucher, its editors and co-authors, will summarise the key findings and discuss recent developments in cycling intenationally in the light of the Covid pandemic.

Why is cycle use soaring in many western cities? Why has it fallen in China? How do developments in London compare to those in Paris and New York? What does innovative infrastructure look like in other countries? What is being done to reduce road danger? What changes has Covid-19 brought?  These and other questions will be covered.

London Cycling Campaign was among the many organisation and institutions consulted by the authors of Cycling for Sustainable Cities and its well regarded predecessor, City Cycling. London features prominently in the book’s chapter on mega cities and cycling and the webinar will specifically address recent developments in the UK and its capital.

Following their presentation there will be a 30 minute Q&A session at which listeners will be able bring up issues for the experts to address.

Full webinar recording (with subtitles)

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The authors and presenters

Ralph Buehler is Professor and Chair of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech’s Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.  Ralph is the author or coauthor of over 70 articles in refereed academic journals, chapters in edited books, reports to federal and local governments, NGOs, and for-profit industry organizations, as well as co-editor of the books City Cycling and Cycling for Sustainable Cities (both MIT Press).  Between 2012 and 2018, he served as chair of the Committee for Bicycle Transportation of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

John Pucher is Professor Emeritus in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. John has published three books and over 100 articles in academic and professional journals.   John spent several years as a visiting professor at universities in Germany, Canada, and Australia, and most recently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was visiting professor of city planning and transportation.