D5: Cycling Academy of the German Institute of Urban Affairs: “Walking and cycling – a tandem for liveable cities?”
Walking and cycling compete for space and resources in many places. This produces conflicts even though people who walk and cycle actually bring life to the streets. Cities need lively centres and attractive public spaces. Not least due to the pandemic, urban centres and the retail sector have to reinvent themselves to become attractive again and have to prevail over online trade, home office and greenfield sites. If you make cycling and walking a priority, you create quality space.
At this side event of the National Cycling Congress held by the Cycling Academy at the German Institute of Urban Affairs, we will deal with the question of how walking and cycling can revitalise city centres and how conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists can be reduced. The expectation of pedestrians and cyclists differ significantly. The question is how we can do justice to both groups? How can we plan in accordance with demand and build alliances at the same time?
Keynotes and discussions with:
• Uta Bauer, German Intitute of Urban Affairs
• Dr Ralf Kaulen, Urban and Transport Planning agency Kaulen
• Claudia Kruse, Hamburg-Mitte
• Michael Reink, German Retail Federation
Discussion leader: Dagmar Köhler, German Intitute of Urban Affairs<< back Go to Programme overview