The fourth edition of #CityTalk entitled “Cycling and Cities” was yet another success, reaching close to 30,000 people. We were honoured to be joined by the European Cyclist’s Federation and Iván De la Lanza from Ecobici, who helped set the scene for a fast paced discussion and debate on the role of bicycles, infrastructure and communities in building sustainable cities.
With our guests and participants, we tried to unpack some of the barriers, that are preventing bicycles from becoming a mainstream mode of transport in many cities.
Our questions ranged from seeking the best strategies to promote bicycle use, to bicycle funding, shifting mindsets about cycling, road safety for cyclists and motorists and looking into the future of the bicycle.
Here are our 10 of our favourite ideas from #CityTalk IV:
1. Safety stupid!
2. Education. Education. Education.
3. Access to bicycles
5. An economic case
6. Invest in people!
7. Think Destination to Destination
8. Go Online!
9. Think ahead. Build ahead.
10. A bicycle only future?
Join us on 9 May for our next edition of #CityTalk co-hosted with the New Cities Foundation, who will be hosting the New Cities Summit in Paris from 14-16 May. Our topic this time will be Future Cities!