Cycle Education – Get on yer bikes!

Become a change agent and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management.

The course takes place during two occasions at two different locations, one in the Öresund region (Lund and Copenhagen) and one in the Netherlands (Utrecht and Amsterdam). The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format as the second sessions builds upon the first. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

10th of September, Lund, Sweden
11th of September, Copenhagen, Denmark

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16th of October, Utrecht, The Netherlands
17th of October, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Participants
  • Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), for example cycle planners (particularly on the strategic level), transport planners working on the strategic level, traffic safety experts, etc. They will gain insight into how they can be change agents in their organisations, and what role they play in supporting other actors in their work in cycling (e.g. through procurement, regulation, management processes, etc.
  • Cycling project initiators (e.g. civil society who organise grassroots cycling initiatives, or cycle companies): this target group will gain input into how they can fit into a wider cycling community, how they can be part of a wider transition bringing together government, private and public authority representatives. This will allow them to make more impactful initiatives, getting more traction and increasing cycling more.
  • Consultants who work in the cycling topic who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
  • Researchers within the cycling and urban mobility topic who can exchange with practitioners and other cycling stakeholders, spreading their research and learning from practitioners about research needs.
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Agenda
Session 1
Day 1 - 10th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Lund, SWE
Behavioural Insights
Day 2 - 11th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Copenhagen, DK
The questioning cycle tour
Session 2
Day 3 - 16th of October, 09:00-17:00 in Utrecht, NL
The role of communication
Day 4 - 17th of October, 08:00-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL
Bringing it all together
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Description

The course takes place during two occasions at two different locations, one in the Öresund region (Lund and Copenhagen) and one in the Netherlands (Utrecht and Amsterdam). The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format as the second sessions builds upon the first. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

10th of September, Lund, Sweden
11th of September, Copenhagen, Denmark

&

16th of October, Utrecht, The Netherlands
17th of October, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Course Objective

This course is about understanding how to support a systemic shift to more cycling. We have the tools and the good examples, but how can we contextualise them, communicate about the need and support the shift to more cycling-friendly planning?

About - Short Description

Become a change agent and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management.

The course takes place during two occasions at two different locations, one in the Öresund region (Lund and Copenhagen) and one in the Netherlands (Utrecht and Amsterdam). The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format as the second sessions builds upon the first. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

10th of September, Lund, Sweden
11th of September, Copenhagen, Denmark

&

16th of October, Utrecht, The Netherlands
17th of October, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About - Long Description

This course is about understanding how to foster the move away from car-centric planning and towards more people-friendly planning with a focus on cycling. The course will help the participants becoming change agents and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management.

The course takes part during two occasions at two different locations, one in the Öresund region (Lund and Copenhagen) and one in the Netherlands (Utrecht or Amsterdam), including study visits, seminars and workshops.

The target group for the course are those involved in the cycling innovation community, including public authority representatives. cycling project initiators, consultants and researchers.

Background

Many cities want to increase their cycling mode share as a part of the shift towards sustainable low-carbon transport systems. Not only does it provide benefits of reduced carbon emissions compared to other modes of transport, but it also provides significant health benefits, more liveable urban areas, better use of urban space than cars etc. At the same time, cycling is still not accepted as a serious mode of transport, and it is difficult to foster the systemic change required to shift from car-centric planning to people-centric planning with appropriate place for cyclists.

What we offer:

For participants to develop skills needed to accelerate the implementation of cycling innovations by exchanging between cycling experts. Candidates will:

  • Understand how those working with cycling (participants within the course but also others) can be change agents that support a systemic change in how transport planning is done.
  • Equip participants with new ideas and links to resources that support systemic change in their organisations towards low-carbon active mobility.
  • For participants to view innovations “in practise” and understand how they can be implemented in other geographies / contexts.
  • Build capacity among participants regarding cycling innovations but also change management and scaling successful results.

Participants

  • Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), for example cycle planners (particularly on the strategic level), transport planners working on the strategic level, traffic safety experts, etc. They will gain insight into how they can be change agents in their organisations, and what role they play in supporting other actors in their work in cycling (e.g. through procurement, regulation, management processes, etc.
  • Cycling project initiators (e.g. civil society who organise grassroots cycling initiatives, or cycle companies): this target group will gain input into how they can fit into a wider cycling community, how they can be part of a wider transition bringing together government, private and public authority representatives. This will allow them to make more impactful initiatives, getting more traction and increasing cycling more.
  • Consultants who work in the cycling topic who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
  • Researchers within the cycling and urban mobility topic who can exchange with practitioners and other cycling stakeholders, spreading their research and learning from practitioners about research needs.

Agenda

Session 1

Day 1 - 10th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Lund, SWE
Behavioural Insights
  • Bridging the gap between research and practice
    Dr Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport & Health, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Why cycling is important for climate action
    Benefits of active travel and the role of cycling in climate change.
  • Cycle planning within a complex world
    Decision-making within complexity. Why is it important? How to deal with it?
  • What impacts cycling?
    A research overview with examples
  • Workshops:
    Behavioural insights. How do behavioural insights help us to do cycle planning in a complex world?
    Mapping challenges. Gaps from strategy to action in every participant´s own context.

Day 2 - 11th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Copenhagen, DK
The questioning cycle tour
  • Site visit: Copenhagen Supercykelstier (Super cycle highways)
    The questioning cycle tour
  • Chat with the planners
  • Leadership workshop
    Why do you need leadership skills, and what are they?

Session 2

Day 3 - 16th of October, 09:00-17:00 in Utrecht, NL
The role of communication

 

  • Lecture: The role of storytelling. Lars Strömgren, Cykelfrämjandet.
    Understanding the importance of commination and stories for different people.
  • Workshop: Role playing - communication exercise
    Define roles and define and practice communicating to and from these roles
  • Field Trip in Utrecht - continue role playing ... out and cycling
    What emotive stories can be found for the different roles? How can we get different groups out cycling?

Day 4 - 17th of October, 08:00-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL
Bringing it all together
  • Discussion and reflection on site visit.
  • Go back to your challenges and think about how you can apply your toolkit to these challenges.
  • How to make use of the course. What to bring back home? How to communicate with colleagues?

Coaches & Expert

Kristoffer Levin

Expert and contact person

Kristoffer Levin, MSc, major in Human Geography, has a wide experience regarding infrastructure planning, public transport, urban planning, and regional development. Kristoffer has worked as a project manager in the field for many years, including EU projects and is often organizing workshops. Besides that, he has worked on several transport policy documents including strategies at local, regional and national levels regarding for example cycling, public transport and accessibility. He has worked with international relations and European transport policy and he is really an expert in active mobility and cycling.

Dr. Anna Clark

Expert

Anna has worked for over 15 years in the transport field in research and innovation projects on the European level and in Sweden. Her primary interest is in working in sustainability issues in transport, and she leads the area Climate, Energy and Environment at Trivector Traffic. She brings to her work her multi-disciplinary educational background covering philosophy, mathematics, ecology and transport, and experience living in different cultures. She is particularly interested in how innovations in the transport sector can be applied and transferred in practice, and how to support stakeholder engagement to achieve this, often focusing from the public authority perspective. In the cycling field, she has worked on many projects, from planning and impact assessments to strategic cycling policy projects.

Malin Mårtensson

Coach and contact person

Malin holds a MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Copenhagen University. Now she works as a consultant within the sustainable mobility sector in various topics relating to the shift to low-carbon society. Malin often works within international projects and organizes workshops. Besides that, she works within projects on analysing possible future scenarios and their environmental goal fulfilment, regional strategies and cost-efficiency in public procurement.

Partner Organizations

EIT Climate-KIC

EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. It drives innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors. All Climate-KIC partners bring their industry experience to the community and are connected through the centers across Europe.

Trivector Traffic

Trivector Traffic is a research and consultancy company based in Sweden. With a strong sustainability profile, they hold a leading position in sustainable transport planning with and with 50 specialists in sustainable transport cover a wide portfolio. The company was founded by researchers from Lund University, and has always maintained a close connection to research, participating in many national and international research projects. Trivector works in education activities through a variety of specialised courses and workshops. More information? www.trivector.se

Fees & Registration

Course Fee: 950 EUR (incl. VAT)

Course Fee for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs: EUR 600 (incl. VAT). Evidence required.

No credit card at hand or you prefer to pay by invoice? Please send an informal request to malin.martensson@trivector.se to get more information.
If you pay by invoice, please be aware that extra costs may apply depending on your country, bank and type of transaction.

Please note that spots are limited, and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is August 30th 2019.