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Conference programme

Conference Programme

5 July 2022 Morning Activities



Pre-registration opens for site visits and morning sessions

09:45 - 12:30

Site visit: Meet outside at Beryl Cycle Hub

Cycle: City Centre and Hillsborough park

6.5 mile cycle
Bicycles provided

Cycle tour will be repeated on 6th July at 14.00

09:45 - 12:30

Site visit: Hillsborough Park

Move More workshop

Move More is the physical activity strategy for Sheffield.

Site visit to Hillsborough Park – meet promptly 9.45am at City Hall

Delegates will travel by tram to Hillsborough Park for a 'walk and talk' session in the park.


There will the opportunity to hear about inspirational examples of how Move More is supporting active travel through a whole system approach to physical activity. There will be an opportunity to see a Cycling for All session, improvements to encourage waking and cycling and the new Hillsborough Park pump track.


Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, Sheffield Hallam University

Jo Maher, Move More GP

Fran Cundhill, GP, Greener Practice

Stuart Turner, Luke Wilson & Jon Dallow, Parks & Countryside Service, Sheffield City Council

Tom Collister, Project Co-ordinator, Sheffield Cycling for All

Jon Powell, Recreation Officer, British Cycling

Rachael Weston, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Kate Clark, Sport, Leisure & Health Team, Sheffield City Council

John Barbirolli Room


Cargo bike village, town, county and…city



Introduction from session Chair: Richard Armitage, Executive Director, European Cycle Logistics Federation


Part 1: cargo bikes in action case studies

Cargo bike county: achieving take-off in Essex

Emily Harrup, Transport and Sustainability Joint Lead, Colchester Borough Council and Kris Radley, Cycling Strategy Leader, Essex Highways


Small towns, rural areas: cycle logistics in the hills and valleys
Antony de Hevenigham, Director, Cargodale, Calderdale


Shop-Hire-Bike-Train-Bike: towards a joined up connected cargo bike service
Russell Cutts, Russell’s Bicycle Shed Shop, Sheffield


Small is beautiful: sharing and caring cargo bikes in Nottingham
Ed Pegram, Head of Marketing & Partnerships, Raleigh


11:10   Refreshments and break


Part 2: Creating the cargo bike eco-system – panel discussion

Benefits of running local cargo bike and cycle logistics events – a short video

11:35  Delivered by bike! Creating a cargo bike and cycle logistics eco-system
Richard Armitage, Executive Director, European Cycle Logistics Federation


11:50   Panel discussion facilitated by Richard Armitage



Refreshments served in the exhibition area.

11:00 - 12:30

North Hall


11.00 - 12.30

Enabling more walking and cycling using the Capability Fund 

Led by Kaylisha Archer, the Department for Transport’s Head of Active Travel Behaviour Change Projects, this session will focus on the Department’s revenue funding for local transport authorities.


The Capability Fund 2021/22 provided funding to authorities to enable walking and cycling in their areas by developing infrastructure plans and drawing up LTN 1/20 compliant bids for capital funding, and delivering behaviour change activities, such as training and promotion.


The session will showcase examples of best practice in behaviour change project delivery, and provide information and advice about monitoring and evaluation

Active Travel England Planning and Design Surgeries at Cycle City Active City 2022

The Active Travel England team will be available throughout Cycle City Active City 2022 to discuss designs and plans with local authorities. 


Visit them on exhibition booth C4 to book a 30-minute meeting, or for more informal discussions about design and planning issues. 


The Active Travel England team will be on hand to discuss plans, advise on their approach to planning applications and share best practice. If you want to discuss a plan, then please bring a scale drawing along. If you want to discuss a technical design or spatial planning issue, then we can also help. 


“Please feel free to share anything you like. We won’t judge, we will just help’

The Active Travel England team

5 July

5 July 2022 Programme

Please note that the Conference Programme is currently under development and subject to change



Registration opens. Refreshments served in the exhibition area


Memorial Hall

Welcome from Councillor Terry Fox, Leader, Sheffield City Council and Oliver Coppard, Mayor of South Yorkshire 


Plenary one: Active travel – the healthy route to zero carbon

Chair: Martin Swales, Interim Director of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA)


Jessica Matthew, Co-Director, Local Transport,  Roads, Places and Environment Group, Department for Transport 

Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield

William Stewart, Director of Planning, Investment and Climate Change, Place Portfolio, Sheffield City Council


Followed by Q&A



Afternoon Break: Refreshments served in the exhibition area


Memorial Hall

Infrastructure & design

Chair: Adrian Lord​, Associate Director, PJA

Applying LTN 1/20 in practice: TfGM’s role as design authority in the creation of the Bee Network

Catherine Osborn, Project Manager – Walking and Cycling, Transport for Greater Manchester

Design for walking

Jenny Clark, Sheffield Living Streets


Fendon Road ‘Dutch style’ roundabout, Cambridge – a review

Steve Essex, Partner, Transport Initiatives LLP


Shared use bus borders – development of guidance

Mark Artis, Portfolio Delivery Engineering Lead, Cycling, Transport for London


Safe junctions: designs and approaches that work

Simon Munk, Campaign Manager and Stewart Dring, Cycling Projects Manager,  London Cycling Campaign

South Hall

Rural active travel networks

Chair: Rory McMullan, Head of Road Safety and Active Travel, Hertfordshire County Council


Fill the Gap: methods to identify missing links in emerging regional cycle networks

Robin Lovelace, Associate Professor of Transport Data Science, University of Leeds

LCWIP refresh – new emerging principles particularly with respect to rural areas, market towns and walking

Chris Sibthorpe, Director, PJA

Unlocking active travel in rural regions – a plan for the East

Andrew Summers, Strategic Director, Transport East


Safe system principles for rural cycling

Sarah Simpson, Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

Rural cycle network planning

Duncan Dollimore, Head of Campaigns, Cycling UK

North Hall

A fair share of the cake: levelling up with active travel

Chair: Leah​ Stuart, Director, Civic Engineers


Enabling 40% of employees to walk or cycle to work

Susan Latham, Account Director, Mobilityways


Boosting cycling facilities in commercial real estate

Neil Webster, Associate Director, Remit Consulting

Active train stations

Natalie Gravett, Transport Planner and Mihir Benison, Associate, Arup

Bee appraised: Determining a robust economic case for active travel schemes in Greater Manchester
Rachel Beesley , Senior Transport Planner, Appraisal, & Dave Stevens, Project Manager, TfGM


Overcoming the pitfalls (& potholes) of predicting cycle usage and benefits
Ian Burden, Projects Director, SYSTRA and Chris Donaldson, Senior Consultant, SYSTRA

Vincent Harris Room

Behaviour change and  communications

Chair: Roberta Fusco, Interim Director of Policy and Communications, Living Streets

Overview from session Chair

Essex Pedal Power project, in collaboration with Essex County Council, Active Essex & The Active Wellbeing Society

Julian Sanchez, Essex County Council & Kerry McDonald, Active Essex

Park Active

Jonathan Allan, Head of Technology Innovation and Research, British Parking Association

Designing spaces for promoting behaviour change

Gareth Morris, director, what if: projects in in collaboration with LB Waltham Forest highways team

Woodstock Road corridor improvements: a co-production consultation

Sarah Guest, Regional Director, Streets, Central Region, AECOM

Changing Behaviour - The Power of Social Influence
A tailored and targeted approach to cycling behaviour change

Fleur Ammerlaan, Behaviour Change & Insights Manager, Love to Ride

Breaking down barriers to inspire change

Ben Lee, Partnerships & Campaigns Lead , Beryl


John Barbirolli Room

How the cycling, electric bike and e-cargo sectors are delivering green jobs


Aimed at place leaders and businesses from adjacent sectors, topics will include:

  • Local Bicycle Economy: Research-led insights from the Bicycle Association and Transport for Quality of Life Local Bicycle Economy programme

  • Insights into the full value of cycling at sub-national level; showing on-the-ground work taking research into impact; and with the intent to take in all devolved administrations and English regions within five years

Chair: Scott Cain, Associate Director, Bicycle Association



Lisa Hopkinson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life
Simon Irons, Associate Director, Bicycle Association
David Middlemiss, Associate Director, Bicycle Association

  • Accelerating investment in the UK’s bike, e-bike and light EV innovation capabilities

  • Smart and connected bikes and environments

  • Improving cycle security

  • Children's cycling: how the cycling industry proposes to help support the right for every child to ride a bike with ease?



Site visit: Meet outside venue at Beryl Cycle Hub

Cycle: City Centre

4 mile cycle
Bicycles provided

Cycle tour repeated on 6th July at 11.30

Site Visit: Meet at reception

Walk: City Centre and Broomhall

2 mile walk



Networking drinks served

Sponsored by:



Day 1 Close


Optional site visit: Meet at reception

Social Cycle Ride: City Centre, Lower Don Valley and Kelham

7 mile cycle, please use your own bicycle


See the route map here

The Social Cycle Ride will end at SALT Brewery Sheffield, Green Lane, S3 8SE

An area has been reserved for delegates to purchase their own food and drinks, plus a chance to join the quiz at 7pm

6 July 2022 Morning Activities


Pre-event morning run. Details will be given during preceding day

6 July

6 July 2022 Programme

Please note that the Conference Programme is currently under development and subject to change.



Registration opens. Refreshments served in the exhibition area.


Memorial Hall

Morning plenary: Getting to know Active Travel England 

This is an opportunity to meet the Active Travel England (ATE) team and hear about the new executive agency’s vision for enabling walking and cycling at an exciting time in its development.


The session will cover the organisation’s strategy and structure, how it will work with local authorities, and its approach to spatial planning, design and funding. There will be time for questions at the end.


Hosted by Isabelle Clement, Interim Non-Executive Director

Brian Deegan, Director of Inspections

Martin Key, Interim Head of Strategy

Guy Boulby, Head of Investment

Isabel Gumpert, Principal Planning Policy & Strategy Manager

Active Travel England Planning and Design Surgeries at Cycle City Active City 2022

The Active Travel England team will be available throughout Cycle City Active City 2022 to discuss designs and proposed schemes with local authority delegates. 

Visit them on exhibition booth C4 to book 30-minute meetings (please bring scale drawings if possible). 


Delegates can also visit them on exhibition booth C4 for an informal discussion about design and planning issues, giving you the opportunity to hear how Active Travel England will approach planning applications and design assessments.  




Morning Break: Refreshments served in the exhibition area.


Memorial Hall


Manual for Streets: how to create sustainable, healthy and active communities

Manual for Streets is the Department for Transport’s key street design guidance document. Its principles can help deliver many positive outcomes, such as enabling more walking and cycling; improving public health and air quality through reduced congestion; and contributing to sustainable, healthy and active communities.

Led by Sally Gibbons, Head of Traffic Signs & Street Design Policy at the Department for Transport, this session will provide an update on the project and a chance to hear how Manual for Streets relates to the work of the Government’s new executive agency Active Travel England

South Hall

Active neighbourhoods


Session led by Alexis Fuller, Associate, Transport Planning, SYSTRA

Overview from Alexis Fuller, Associate, Transport Planning, SYSTRA

A panel of experts will share their experiences of delivering active neighbourhoods, including Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and School Streets


David Wilson, Walking & Cycling Policy Lead, London Borough of Lambeth

Ayanda Collins, Head of Transport Projects and People-Friendly Streets, London Borough of Islington

Jennifer Coombs, Principal Travel Demand Management Officer, Birmingham City Council

Sally Slade, Transport Strategy, Leicester City Council

Jon Burke, Decarbonisation advisor to cities

North Hall

Safe and civilised streets

Chair: Robert Davis, Chair of the Road Danger Reduction Forum


Improving road safety for active travel

Inspector Kevin Smith, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Neighbourhood Policing team

Zero to a Billion: an urban mobility journey through data

Sacha Manson-Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Beryl

Cycle-savvy driving pilot project: improving communication, empathy and cooperation between people who drive and people who cycle Benjamin Smith, Director of Development, The Bikeability Trust

Street lighting and local treatments to enable safe cycling uptake: introduction to the SATURN research project
Jim Uttley, Lecturer in Architectural Science, University of Sheffield

Making space for physical activity as a driver of wellbeing

Liz Fletcher, Occupational Therapist Educational Lead, Sport For Confidence

Vincent Harris Room

Health and wellbeing 

Chair: Philip Ellis, CEO and Co-Founder, Beryl


Prescribing active travel for improving health

John Smith, Programme Development Officer, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority & Matt Cunliffe, Public Health Programmes & Commissioning Manager, St Helens Council

Cycling and wellbeing

Harriet Wingfield, doctoral researcher, Sheffield Hallam University


Public health as a driver for active travel across Lancashire

Dr Andrew Hewitson, Senior Public Health Practitioner, Lancashire County Council

Supporting health trainers and social prescribers

Angela Blackwood, Road Safety Instructor and Travel Planner, City of York Council

John Barbirolli Room

Behavioural science and insight: active travel barriers and enablers workshop

Led by Isobel Howie, Health Improvement Principal (Public Health) at Sheffield City Council, and Maddy Arden, Director, Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, with Emily Reed, Public Health Registrar, Sheffield City Council


This workshop will explore the findings from a Randomised Control Trial with expert behavioural science input. It was run by a regional consortium, with Local Government Association funding.


  • What is stopping people walking and cycling over short distances and creating 20 min neighbourhoods?

  • How can behavioural analysts offer additional evidence for action?

  • How behavioural science can offer evidence to shape interventions

  • How to switch behaviour from cars to active journeys over short distances, and to understand the potential health, environmental and sustainability outcomes

Site visit: Meet outside venue at Beryl Cycle Hub

Cycle tour: city centre to Kelham

Bicycles provided

Site visit: Meet at reception

Walk: City Centre and Kelham

2 mile walk



Lunch served in the exhibtion hall


Memorial Hall

Creating connected and viable networks


Chair: Vivian Ronald, Technical Director, Project Centre


Glasgow's active travel strategy

Alex Robb, Liveable Neighbourhoods Officer,

Glasgow City Council


Active travel across Oxfordshire

Patrick Lingwood, Active Travel Lead, Oxfordshire County Council

Regional cycle network in Rotterdam/the Hague metropolitan region

Jessica van Grootveld, Stakeholder Management Consultant, VINU

Does one size fit all?  Following LCWIP guidance and LTN1/20 for town and country

Alison Kennedy, Principal Transport Planner, Warwickshire County Council

Designing in priority: lessons from Suffolk’s Streets Guide

Wesley Wroe, Associate, Stantec & Josh Grantham, Infrastructure Campaigner, CamCycle

South Hall

Micromobility and shared modes


Chair: Lorna Stevenson, researcher,  University of Westminster


What is the future of integrated micro-mobility systems: Norwich case study

Philip Ellis, CEO and Co-Founder, Beryl


The role of e-bikes in bike share schemes: a review of evidence

Antony de Hevenigham, Director, Cargodale, Calderdale


E-micromobility vehicles – are we ready?

Gemma Bridge, researcher and Running Mayor of Leeds

Bike share - what is the point?
Paul Topham, Managing Director, Hourbike and Fifteen

Making the case for the regulation of micro-mobility
Georgia Yexley, General Manager UKI ,TIER Mobility

Bringing micromobility services to new regions
Sam Jones,  Micromobility Director, Serco

North Hall

Active spaces for all

Chair: Giulio Ferrini, Head of Built Environment, Sustrans


Stakeholder management: much more than community engagement

Jenny May, Director, Vinu UK

CycleStreets: rating every street for cycle-friendliness

Martin Lucas-Smith, webmaster, CycleStreets

Promoting equitable active travel
Kay Inckle, Campaigns & Policy Manager, Wheels for Wellbeing

Aligning active travel, net zero and the inclusion agenda
Lucy Marstrand, Walking and Cycling Design Consultant

Creating safe environments for school streets

Connor Brown, Transportation Consultant, Project Centre


Vincent Harris Room

Walking – closing the gaps


Case study and workshop led by Jenny Clark, Sheffield Living Streets



Matt Higgins, Senior Transport Planner and Active Travel Lead, North West and Yorkshire, Arup

Anshel Cohen, Transport Planner, Arup

Pete Zanzottera, Transport for Greater Manchester

This case study builds on existing air-quality monitoring in local schools and embeds 'rainbow routes' within a new research project collecting smartphone app-based data on active travel. The aim is to close data gaps and speed up interventions that favour safe, active and independent travel for children.

The team plan to gather baseline data using a novel app-based survey technology, TravelVu. At the same time, we will monitor air quality data at the school (on-going research project) and on the journey to school using portable sensors (on loan from the Urban Flows Observatory). 
The data from the app and the air quality monitors will be analysed by a collaborative team including researchers and consultants at ARUP, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and The University of Sheffield (TUOS). 


John Barbirolli Room

Learning from active travel data


Chair: Robin Lovelace, Associate Professor of Transport Data Science, University of Leeds


Contraflows and cycling safety: Evidence from 22 years of London data involving 508 one-way streets

Caroline Tait, researcher,
data-driven policy development, University of Leeds


​Safer streets: data, scheme monitoring and evaluation

Beccy Marston, Head of Projects, See.Sense

Sharing the space: making the case for active travel with multi-modal insights
Flora McFarlane, Business Development and Policy Manager, Vivacity Labs

Insights from the UK Walking and Cycling Index: walking, wheeling and cycling

Rosslyn Colderley, Director in the North, Sustrans

Interactive visualisation & analysis for LCWIPs data

Chloe Bates, Senior Consultant,  Transport Planning, City Science

Site visit: Meet outside venue at Beryl Cycle Hub

Cycle: City Centre and Hillsborough Park

4 mile cycle
Bicycles provided

Site visit: Meet at reception

Walk: City Centre and Broomhall

2 mile walk



Break: refreshments served in the exhibition area


Memorial Hall

Plenary: Embedding active travel in Local Transport Plans


  • Active travel in the planning process

  • The new Highway Code changes: an opportunity to rethink junction designs

  • Evidencing & influencing

  • Why investment in active travel must enable structural and behavioural change

Chair: Phil Jones, Chairman, PJA


Speakers include:

Kevin Golding-Williams, Head of Cycling and Walking Policy, Department for Transport

Roger Geffen, Policy Director, Cycling UK

Neil Taylor, Director, Integrated Transport Planning

Rosslyn Colderley, Director in the North, Sustrans

Councillor Dan Levy, Active Travel Champion, Oxfordshire City Council


Conference close

Sponsored by:

Department for Transport
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Micromobility Sponsor:


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5-6 July 2022   Sheffield City Hall

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Hosted by:

South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority
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