Breakout Sessions

The afternoon breakout sessions will be longer sessions, to allow delegates to delve deeper into the big issues that affect our daily work of getting more people cycling more often.

Delegates can choose one of three in-depth sessions to attend.

Breakout Session 1:  

In this “Round Table” session chaired by Cycling Scotland Chief Executive Keith Irving, delegates will get the opportunity to discuss how cycling impacts on a range of key policy areas. Delegates visit all roundtables.

  • Air Quality – Drew Hill, Senior Environment Engineer, Transport Scotland
  • Engaging diverse groups – Suzanne Forup, Head of Development Scotland, Cycling UK
  • Campaigning and political decision making – Mies Knottenbelt, Spokes
  • Sport/recreational cycling – Vicky Strange, Head of Development, Scottish Cycling
  • Big data – Kieran Daly, Monitoring and Strategy Manager, Cycling Scotland

Breakout Session 2: 

Chaired by Rhona McLeod, this session features the return of the quick fire “Pecha Kucha” style presentations with several short talks.

In this session delegates will get a taster of a range of projects, programmes, best practice examples, and good news stories in cycling and active travel from across Scotland.

Presenters who’ve accepted the challenge to communicate their message in 20 slides times 20 seconds include:

  • Social Equity Bike Share in Glasgow: Addressing Inequality – Chris Slade, Project Manager, BikePlus
  • Active Travel in Glasgow – Jill Muirie, Public Health Programme Manager, Glasgow Centre for Population Health
  • WalkCycleVote campaign – Sally Hinchcliffe
  • Cycling and gender (within a behaviour change context) – Lee Muir, PhD Student, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Engaging young people in Active Travel –  Toni Andrews, Co-design Officer, Young Scot
  • Edinburgh Cycling Tram Injuries – Prof Chris Oliver, Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
  • Community Links PLUS in Glasgow – Matt MacDonald, Community Links PLUS Manager, Sustrans Scotland

Breakout Session 3: Seminar – Creating Sustainable Cities: A discussion of Active Travel & Low Carbon Travel Hubs, and City Region Deals

This seminar will be chaired by Karen Haley of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.    Speakers will include representatives from several of Scotland’s City Regions including Glasgow and Inverness.

  • Andy Waddell, Head of Infrastructure and Environment, Glasgow City Council
  • Richard Gerring, Transport Planning Manager,  The Highland Council
  • David Hopper, Sustainable Development Manager, Stirling Council
  • Serge Merone, Investment Manager, Perth and Kinross Council


Please note that the organisers reserve the right to amend the programme without prior notice.