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International Cycling Conference 2017

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Oct 2016

Bridging the gap between research and practice

Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 09:00
Thursday 21 September 2017 at 18:00
Mannheim, Germany
Language: English
Contact: Heike Bunte
Past event

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international meeting organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA).  

The year 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the Draisine, a velocipede that is the forerunner of the bicycle, invented by Karl Drais. A suitable occasion for highlighting cycling under the perspective of 'Managing Changes. From 19 to 21 September, researchers and practitioners from all over the world will discuss the role of cycling in the modern world.

The ICC intends to overcome the perpetual division between scientists whose interest is the research about structures and trends and practitioners who have practical measures and their budget in mind.

Two new formats are introduced: R4P (Researchers for Practitioners) and P4R (Practitioners for Researchers). The purpose is to strengthen interdisciplinary networking as well as to enable research transfer. Different and continuative discourses shall be initiated by the conference.

The ICC addresses researchers and practitioners dealing with cycling. Of special interest are the following topics:

  1. Determinants of cycling and active mobility
  2. Impacts of cycling and active mobility
  3. Strategies and policies for promoting cycling and active mobility
  4. Mobility cultures
  5. Governance, stakeholders and processes
  6. Developing technologies in transport and the future impacts and contributions they may have on active travel

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