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
The target group for the course are those involved in the cycling innovation community, including public authority representatives, cycling project initiators, consultants and researchers.
Welcome to register!
Day 1 - 10th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Lund, SWE
- 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?
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
- Discussion and reflection on site visit.
- Go back to your challenges and think about how you can apply your toolkit to these challenges.
- How to make use of the course. What to bring back home? How to communicate with colleagues?