Synergy – Active Travel Conference 18th August 2020

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Event Information

A chance to hear and discuss how active travel can fight inequality and poverty

About this Event

  • Outline of the Conference:
  • Gathering and Introduction
  • Breakout Session 1
  • Gather back together to hear a case study of cycling during Covid.
  • Breakout Session 2
  • Quiz
  • Breakout Session 3
  • Close and Networking

Breakout Session 1:

Please choose from

Iain McLarty, member of Go Bike, On Bikes Steering Group and former resident of Copenhagen will discuss visions for Glasgow and what we can learn from Copenhagen


Claire Williams – Using cycling to connect people. Claire will discuss cycling in the Northern Corridor and around the 7 Lochs as ways of fighting transport poverty and inequality

Breakout Session 2

Peter Kane of LanActive – The role of housing associations in facilitating and encouraging active travel


Gavin from Get Glasgow Moving – Achieving the Modal Shift to Sustainable Travel


Lisa Morton Volunteer Coordinator Behaviour Change at Sustrans talking about supporting Volunteers to promote walking and cycling in their local communities.

Breakout Session 3

Ben Raw from On Bikes – Discussing how local people can lead on re-seeing and re-imagining their communities


Jan Boyd – Senior Project Officer at Sustrans, embedded within Glasgow City Council’s Sustainable Transport Team, where she supports delivery of the Strategic Plan for Cycling. Jan will be talking about various GCC infrastructure projects around Glasgow and other supporting measures to encourage active travel.

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