Living Suburbs Symposium

Pat Hayes, Executive Director of housing and regeneration, Ealing Council, welcomes delegates
Pat Hayes, Executive Director of housing and regeneration, Ealing Council, welcomes delegates
The Bike is the preferred mode of transport in Copenhagen (Illustration: Niels Tørsløv)
The Bike is the preferred mode of transport in Copenhagen (Illustration: Niels Tørsløv)
Trips by bike have increased over forty years as investment has been put into cycling (Illustration: Niels Tørsløv)
Trips by bike have increased over forty years as investment has been put into cycling (Illustration: Niels Tørsløv)
Brighton New Road before and after. The result was a 93% reduction in motorized traffic, car speeds fell to <13mph, 22 % increase in cycling, 150% increase in pedestrian activity and a 600% increase in lingering activity. Success is attributed to systematically analyzing sociability, mobility and the quality of the environment together.” (Illustrations and statistics: Jeff Risom)
Brighton New Road before and after. The result was a 93% reduction in motorized traffic, car speeds fell to <13mph, 22 % increase in cycling, 150% increase in pedestrian activity and a 600% increase in lingering activity. Success is attributed to systematically analyzing sociability, mobility and the quality of the environment together.” (Illustrations and statistics: Jeff Risom)
Project date
30.11.2012
Type
  • Lecture
  • Research
Location
International
Clients
Ealing Council and WestTrans
Associated team members
Associated documents

In a symposium at the Building Centre on November 30th with over 200 delegates, proposals were formulated for taking the long road to achieving Copenhagen levels of cycling in appropriate parts of London. The symposium was organised by the London Borough of Ealing and URBED, with support from New London Architecture, and was sponsored by Berkeley First, the Danish Embassy, Peter Brett Associates and JMP. The day started with a series of presentations and ended with workshops. A short description of the presentations and workshops.

Presentations:

Cycling is good for you - Julian Bell

Cycling needs to be normal - Pat Hayes

Cycling in the suburbs - Peter Murra

Copenhagen adopted a ‘cyclists first’ strategy - Niels Tørsløv

Cycling helps make a city great - Jeff Risom

London has a long way to go – but is on its way - Ben Plowden