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The Velo-city Series Conference is the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. Velo-city is the world’s premier cycling summit in the area of cycling as a mode of transport, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and the social and cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale.
Velo-city 2019 will be hosted by Dublin City Council in Dublin, Ireland from the 25th to 28th June, 2019 at the Dublin Convention Centre located on the banks of the River Liffey and positioned at the convergence of several key coastal, river and canal cycle routes.
This year’s theme is ‘Cycling for the Ages’, through which we seek to explore visions for the cycling city of the future and how we get there from the cycling city of today. The focus is on how to safeguard and grow cycling in the coming ages, for all ages; from young to old, male and female and all demographics so that cycling is truly accessible to everyone.
The Velo-city 2019 Programme is built on three subthemes; 1) Technology, Intelligent Transport Systems and Data Analytics; (2) Health and Social; (3) Environment & Infrastructure. Each is meant to investigate cycling from a different perspective, while maintaining a comprehensive approach accounting for the overlap and interdependency of the subthemes themselves. The programme narrative will begin by envisioning the “City of the Future” on the morning of day 1, working our way through four days of stimulating sessions and bringing the discussion back to the “City of Today” on the final day.
We will seek to raise and answer questions on how do technological advances like autonomous vehicles impact the city of the future? How can the wealth of cycling data available be used for advocacy or policy making? How do we tap into the potential of cycling as a tool for climate change mitigation, health promotion and disease prevention, social inclusion and access? Through grappling with such issues, we hope to emerge with a conference vision of ‘The cycling city of 2030’.
A vibrant Social Programme is also prepared for delegates, with a Welcome Reception, Dinner at the Guinness Storehouse and a Bike Parade through the UNESCO Biosphere of Dublin!
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 1st 2019. Press registrations will open soon.
More information on Velo-city 2019 at: https://www.velo-city2019.com.