Scientists for Cycling
Call for papers for the
European Cyclists’ Federation, Scientists for Cycling sessions at Velo-city Dublin
25th to 28th June 2019 - ‘Cycling for the ages’
The recognition of cycling as an equal mode of transport in the Graz Declaration "Starting a new era: clean, safe and affordable mobility for Europe" (October 2018) marks a significant step forward for cycling research. In light of this achievement, the theme of "Cycling for the Ages" adopted for Velo-city Dublin, 25th to 28th June 2019, is even more important. The conference will consider how we can make cycling an intergenerational mode of transport accessible to truly everyone; how cycling is shaped past and future by our socio-economic systems and structures and technological advances in the transport and data world; how we make cycling a viable solution to increasing crises of climate change, environmental degradation and social tensions. It will do this through three specifically identified sub-themes:
Technology, Intelligent Transport Systems and Data Analytics;
Health and Society;
Environment & Infrastructure.
The Scientists for Cycling network will have a series of identified sessions run by the network and integrated within the conference programme.
We invite papers from any discipline or research interest exploring the conference theme and/or its sub-themes from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Cycling and the social (e.g. exploring societal benefits and inequalities of cycling)
Value for money (e.g. The challenges of evaluation of cycling policies and interventions)
Constructing safe cycling (e.g. Understanding how infrastructure, norms and perceptions affect perceptions of cycling safety)
Beyond ‘Vision Zero’ (e.g. moving into an integrated vision of road safety with health and wellbeing)
‘Normalising’ cycling (e.g. exploring links between cycle tourism/leisure cycling and everyday cycling)
Smart cycling (e.g. How to use and question big data sources for monitoring cycling).
Submit: 300 word abstract (maximum) including theme paper title, author name and e-mail, and author institutional affiliation
Presentation Format: 15 minute oral presentation (+ questions) OR Poster (A0). please note that after review, the organisers may suggest a different form of presentation from that which you have indicated a preference
Deadline: 13 January 2019
Notification: 15 February 2019
Further information on the conference and the themes can be found at https://ecf.com/news-and-events/news/cycling-ages-velo-city-2019-dublin-theme-explained