London Walking and Cycling Conference - Friday 24 May 2019

After 7 successful years of the Hackney Cycling Conference, this year we'll be partnering with the City of London Corporation to host the London Walking and Cycling Conference, in association with Steer, on Friday 24 May at Guildhall, London, EC2V 7HH.

With the City having the highest walking rates of any local authority and Hackney being London's number one borough for cycling, we want to recognise the importance of active travel to both residents and businesses.

Meet with industry experts, academics and campaigners

The conference will provide an opportunity for politicians and officers from across London to come together with industry experts, academics, campaigners and residents.

Past conferences have attracted a wide range of industry professionals, campaigners and elected members and are a great opportunity to be heard, influence policy and gain exposure for your ideas.

Previous speakers have included London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman, academic and author of 'Bad Science' Dr Ben Goldacre and Andreas Rohl, who was Head of Cycling for Copenhagen for 7 years.

This year's conference is set to host the widest range of sustainable transport experts yet.


This year's event will:

  • explore how to improve the experience of walking and cycling and enable more people to choose these healthy and sustainable modes of travel
  • consider the wider social, environmental and economic benefits of investing in walking, cycling and healthy streets

This year, we're extremely excited to announce that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will be speaking at the conference alongside a wide selection of special guests. Other speakers will include:

Judith Bokhove, vice mayor for mobility, Rotterdam

Judith Bokhove has been the Vice Mayor responsible for Mobility, Youth and Language skills in Rotterdam since 5 July 2018. In 2010 she became a member of the City Council for GreenLeft and was the spokesperson for infrastructure and public space. In 2014 she was elected leader of GreenLeft in the City Council where she chaired the Council Committee on Care, Education, Culture and Sport.

Cllr Caro Wild, cabinet member for strategic planning and transport, Cardiff Council

Cllr Wild has been in this role for a year and has recently brought forward Cardiff's Transport and Clean Air Green Paper: 'How we move around a growing city'. The paper sets out why Cardiff's transport system needs to change and proposes 18 ideas for change, including controversial proposals such as Clean Air Zones and cycle superhighways.

Cllr Feryal Demirci, deputy Mayor of Hackney and cabinet member for health, social care, transport and parks

Cllr Demirci will take a look back at some of the challenges and changes that have taken place in Hackney over the past ten years. Her work includes the continued growth of events such as the Hackney Cycling Conference and Bike Around the Borough, as well as pioneering schemes including School Streets.

Silviya Barrett, research manager, Centre for London

Silviya is research manager at Centre for London, the capital's dedicated think tank. She heads up the transport and environment research programme, which includes a number of projects on transport, equity and future mobility. Silviya will be presenting the Centre for London's new report on the future of road pricing in London.

Other presenters

  • Will Norman, London Walking and Cycling Commissioner
  • Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
  • Alastair Moss, chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee, City of London Corporation
  • Alice Saunders, strategic analyst, TfL
  • Angela van der Kloof, sustainable mobility consultant, Mobycon
  • Clare Wadd, Chair, Inner London Ramblers
  • Dan Johnson, director of placemaking, New West End Company
  • Tom Cherrett, professor of logistics and transport management, University of Southampton 


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Previous conferences


The 7th annual Hackney Cycling Conference, 17 May, 9.30am-5pm, at Hackney Town Hall. Over 200 delegates attended, hearing from expert speakers from across the UK and Europe.


Stream 1: New models and technologies in the world of bike sharing

Stream 2: Behaviour change in journeys to work, leisure and education

Stream 3: Non-cycling necessities to facilitate cycling




Stream 1: Complementary walking and cycling policy

Stream 2: Tools and research

Stream 3: Built environment and developments


2016 conference




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