Active travel – walking, cycling… - is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle, especially in large modern cities. That’s why this phenomenon will be addressed next week at Velo-City Global 2016, the leading international event for cycling.
About 1,000 delegates are expected to attend and UITP will also be there, organising two sessions that will show why land use planning and urban design are essential for enabling combined mobility and active travel in cities.
Cycling, a big topic at UITP
The initiator of the Velo-City series of conferences is the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), whose Memorandum of Understanding with UITP last year highlighted the close relationship between cycling and public transport. Besides that, UITP has also worked on the role of public transport to unlock the health benefits of active travel, and will promote its official position at Velo-City Global 2016.
Design can improve mobility in cities
Velo-City Global 2016 will take place in Taipei (Taiwan), which is World Design Capital 2016. A significant part of Velo-City Global 2016 will therefore be dedicated to the importance of design to urban mobility. Thanks to design, cities and public transport companies can indeed reshape the urban space, alleviate congestion and encourage citizens to combine cycling and public transport.
More details about the sessions organised by UITP
At Velo-City Global 2016 (27 Feb.-1 March), UITP will be leading the following two sessions:
- Integrating Urban and Green Mobility Planning- Managing Urban Transition
- Smart Design to Safely Combine Cycling and Public Transport