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Katja leyendecker - presentation to APPCG 29 Dec 2016


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On behalf of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, I spoke at All-party Parliamentary Cycling Group at Westminster, London

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Katja leyendecker - presentation to APPCG 29 Dec 2016

  1. 1. Neither do men or: how we can talk inclusively about women & cycling ______________________________________________________ Cycling Embassy of Great Britain Katja Leyendecker EurIng CEng Researcher at Northumbria University Prepared for presentation at APPCG 29 November 2016
  2. 2. Gendered travel characteristics Census - commute only short trips trip-chaining complex travel diaries National Travel Survey
  3. 3. Gendered travel characteristics
  4. 4. These trips are cycled by choice in Amsterdam Copenhagen … cycle cities Where cycling infrastructure offers the necessary comfort convenience (safety and security) Photo: Mark Treasure, CEoGB
  5. 5. Photo: Marc van Woudenberg @amsterdamize
  6. 6. Gendered cycling? Now Future Number of people not cycling under current condition:
  7. 7. Gendered cycling?
  8. 8. No city in Europe or North America has achieved high level of cycling without an extensive network of well-integrated bike lanes and paths that provide separation from motor vehicle traffic. […] Separate cycling facilities are a crucial first step towards increasing cycling and making it socially inclusive. Pucher & Buehler (2012:351) It is clear from our research that most non-cyclists and recreational cyclists will only consider cycling regularly if they are segregated from [motor vehicle] traffic Pooley et al (2013:176) Monsereetal(2014)Aldred(2014) Interested but concerned
  9. 9. Interested but concerned
  10. 10. What’s needed? 1. Develop a fully inclusive message >>> embracing and sympathetic to gendered/socialised needs, and age, ability 2. Inclusive and consistent designs >>> national cycle infrastructure design standards to ensure high quality, IAN 195/16 is a start 3. National budget for building cycleways
  11. 11. Reading material Aldred, R. (2015). Adults’ attitudes towards child cycling: a study of the impact of infrastructure. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH, 15(2), 92 - 115. Eyer, A., & Ferreira, A. (2015). Taking the tyke on a bike: mother's; and childless women's space- time geographies in Amsterdam compared. Environment and Planning A, 47(3), 691- 708. doi: 10.1068/a140373p Monsere, C., Dill, J., McNeil, N., Clifton, K., Foster, N., Goddard, T., . . . Parks, J. (2014). NITC-RR-583 Protected Lanes - lessons from the green lanes : evaluating protected bike lanes in the US. Pooley, C. G., Jones, T., Tight, M., Horton, D., Scheldeman, G., Mullen, C., . . . Strano, E. (2013). Promoting Walking and Cycling : New Perspectives on Sustainable Travel. Bristol: Policy Press. Pucher, J. R., & Buehler, R. (2012). City cycling: MIT Press.
  12. 12. Thanks for listening Contacts Cycling Embassy of Great Britain @GBCycleEmbassy @katsdekker