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2017 International Cycling Conference: Bridging the gap between research and practice

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ASTA - Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches, is organising its final conference in cooperation with the International Cycling Coference (ICC2017) in Mannheim to celebrate the invention of the “Draisine”, a velocipede which is the forerunner of the bicycle, by Karl Drais 200 years ago in the very city of Mannheim, Germany, in 1817.

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international meeting organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA).

The ICC aims to bring together a better understanding of all fields relevant to the promotion of active mobility, ranging from the determinants of active mobility to the development and impacts of policies and interventions, including the role of culture and governance.

The special characteristic of the ICC is the collaboration of research and practice. The ICC will give a platform to academics and practitioners involved in research and practice related to cycling and active mobility.

ICC Conference themes

Contributions are welcome to the following themes but are not limited to them:

  1. (1) Determinants of cycling and walking, e.g. related to the individual transport user(s), to the transport system and the built environment, and to the social environment
  2. (2) Impacts of cycling and walking, e.g. on the economy, quality of life, health, safety, air pollution, noise, social inequalities and social capital
  3. (3) Strategies and policies for promoting cycling and walking, e.g. best practice examples and evidence from evaluation studies
  4. (4) Mobility cultures, e.g. social practices and meanings of cycling and walking
  5. (5) Governance, stakeholders and networks
  6. (6) Developing technologies in transport and the future impacts and contributions they may have on active mobility

Abstract submission (max. 350 words): 16 December 2016

Call for Papers and Contributions is available here.

Conference web site:

PASTA Final Conference, 20 September 2017

The PASTA Final Conference, organised by the World Health Organisation and co-funded by the European Commission will take place on September 20th, 2017 and is fully part of the ICC program.

The ICC and PASTA conference is organised by UBA (German Federal Environment Agency) in cooperation with: City of Mannheim – Cycling Anniversary 2017; European Cyclists’ Federation – ECF Scientists for Cycling; Difu – German Institute of Urban Affairs; GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit; PASTA – Consortium of EU-Project Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA)