Socio-Cycle: Cycling Symposium will take place from 3-4 February, 2023 at University College Cork, Ireland.
There is great interest in reimagining and redesigning cities as more cycling-friendly spaces. In Ireland, the Government has recently announced significant investment in sustainable travel infrastructure, with a major focus on reallocating street space to cycling facilities, such as separated paths. Cities in Ireland currently show low cycling levels in comparison to other European countries, such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany, and many cities in France. The most commonly-cited barrier to cycling in Ireland is low levels of perceived road safety and therefore improved cycling infrastructure appears key to promoting bike use. However, research indicates that investments in the built environment are not enough to increase cycling rates.
With these challenges in mind, University College Cork seeks submissions from cycling researchers and practitioners who are interested in the social and cultural significance of urban cycling and in advancing pro-cycling policy. The themes and questions that require addressing are available here. For information on symposium formats and session submissions, see here.
The keynote address at this event will be given by Dr Meredith Glaser, from the Urban Cycling Institute at the University of Amsterdam.