Edge Debate 69: Using cycling to build a more liveable city

Monday, April 27th, 2015 | Debates

cycling-londonCopenhagen regularly tops city comparison charts as the world’s most liveable city and the widespread adoption of cycling is seen as being integral to this success. However the process of making Copenhagen a cycling city required top-down push factors as well as bottom-up pull factors and many of measures imposed were deeply unpopular and thought to be unworkable when they were first proposed.

danish-embassyLondon is transforming its cycling provision but the impressive progress has started from a low base and it has been nearly all bottom-up rather than a combination of bottom-up and top down. Is there a case for a more interventionist approach?

Host:
Claus Grube, His Excellency the Danish Ambassador in London

Chair:
Carl Pittam, England Director, Sustrans

Speakers:
Professor Sir Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Riccardo Marini, Director, Gehl Architects
Klaus Bondam, CEO of The Danish Cyclists Federation and former Mayor of The Technical and Environmental Administration in The City of
Copenhagen

We would be delighted if you could join us at this by-invitation only event.

If you would like to attend please register here. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.
For security purposes sign-up is essential and participants must present picture ID. Bags may be searched.

Venue:
Danish Embassy, 55 Sloane Street London SW1X 9SR

Timing:
Arrival 4.00
Debate 4.15 - 6.00 pm
Drinks and networking – 7,00 pm

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Edge Debate 69: Invitation sheet

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