The Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy: Next Steps

Confirmed to Speak:

  • Brian Deegan, Principal Technical Planner, Transport for London
  • Adrian Lord, Associate Director, Phil Jones Associates
  • Pete Zanzottera, Freelance Sustainable Travel Consultant
  • ​Chris Stevenson, Head of Commissioning, Connected Essex, Integrated Transport, Essex County Council
  • ​Andrew Bainbridge, Team Leader - Transport Planning, North Yorkshire County Council
  • (Chair) John Parkin, Professor of Transport Engineering, University of the West of England
  • Other speakers TBC


The Government is committed to creating a cycling and walking nation with £300 million pledged to support cycling & walking until 2020 and an aim to double cycling activity by 2025. The Government are likely to publish guidance for local cycling & walking infrastructure plans early next year. 

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to hear for up-to-date brief on cycling & walking and perpare for the strategy. We will consider what new funding schemes and sector-initiatives may be implemented and what these will mean for cyclists, pedestrians & local authorities. We will also look at what makes cycling projects successful, particularly through partnership working.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • An up-to-date brief and overall context for cycling & walking
  • What will a strategic, long-term approach to funding mean for cyclists, pedestrians and Local Authorities?
  • Effective cross-sector partnership working to deliver transformative change
  • Guidance on how to access funding
  • Improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians 
  • Specific funding for walking initiatives
  • Local Highways Maintenance: including cycling renewal in other roads investment
  • Sharing good practice locally and nationally
  • Examples of innovative projects & programmes working to boost cycling & walking
  • Assessing the impacts of regional devolution

The event:

In the morning session you will hear the latest on current policy and consider the impact of Government initiatives on cycling and walking levels. In the afternoon session you will hear best practice and examples.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from across the transport sector including cycling, walking, active travel, roads, planning, elected members and other interested parties from Local Authorities; transport consultants; cycling and walking interest groups; local and national campaigners and anyone interested in the Government's work towards improving the levels of cycling and walking in the UK.

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