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Climate-KIC course: Cycle Education – Get on yer bikes!

Become a change agent and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management. This course is about understanding how to support a systemic shift to more cycling. We have the tools and the good examples, but how can we contextualise them, communicate about the need and support the shift to more cycling-friendly planning?

About the course

This course is led by Trivector, but supported by Climate-KIC.

Many cities want to increase their cycling mode share as a part of the shift towards sustainable low-carbon transport systems. Not only does it provide benefits of reduced carbon emissions compared to other modes of transport, but it also provides significant health benefits, more liveable urban areas, better use of urban space than cars etc. At the same time, cycling is still not accepted as a serious mode of transport, and it is difficult to foster the systemic change required to shift from car-centric planning to people-centric planning with appropriate place for cyclists. This course address these issues and supports you in how to foster the move away from car-centric planning and towards more people-friendly planning with a focus on cycling.

When and where?

The course takes part during two occasions at two different locations, one in the Öresund region (Lund and Copenhagen) and one in the Netherlands (Utrecht and Amsterdam), including study visits, seminars and workshops. The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

10th of September, Lund, Sweden 
11th of September, Copenhagen, Denmark


16th of October, Utrecht, The Netherlands
17th of October, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Target group

The target group for the course are those involved in the cycling innovation community, including public authority representatives, cycling project initiators, consultants and researchers.


Our employees and bicycle experts Anna ClarkMalin Mårtensson and Kristoffer Levin are running the course.


Welcome to register!

More information and registration on Climate KIC:s website >>


Session 1

Day 1 - 10th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Lund, SWE

Behavioural Insights

  • Introduction - Setting the scene 
    Everyone can be a change agent.
  • Why cycling is important for climate action
    Benefits of active travel and the role of cycling in climate change.
  • What impacts cycling?
    A research overview with examples
  • Cycle planning within a complex world
    Decision-making within complexity. Why is it important? How to deal with it?
  • Introduction on theory of behavioural change
  • Workshop I, behavioural insights
    How do behavioural insights help us to do cycle planning in a complex world?

Day 2 - 11th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Copenhagen, DK

The questioning cycle tour

  • Site visit: Copenhagen Supercykelstier (Super cycle highways)
    To be further discussed
  • Leadership workshop
    Why do you need leadership skills, and what are they?

Session 2

Day 3 - 16th of October, 09:00-17:00 in Utrecht, NL

The role of communication

  • The role of communication
    Understanding the importance of commination. Good examples of narratives in media.
  • Workshop II: Role playing - communication exercise
    Define roles and define and practice communicating to and from these roles
  • Field trip in Utrecht - continue role playing… out and cycling
    What emotive stories can be found for the different roles? How can we get different groups out cycling?

Day 4 - 17th of October, 08:00-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL

Bringing it all together


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