Join us in Manchester

Join Rachael Maskell MP – Shadow Minister for Transport, Chris Boardman MBE and leading campaigners from within the Labour movement who are committed to making social justice and active travel central to the UK’s infrastructure.  Book now.

The half-day conference will feature breakouts and interactive member-led sessions about how we secure a manifesto commitment to active travel and the re-distribution of road space.

Agenda *

  • 10:00 – Registration & Coffee
  • 10:30 – Welcome
  • 10:45 – Chris Boardman Keynote & Q&A
  • 11:30 – Lessons learnt on the ground. Panel session with Hackney, Waltham Forest, Newcastle, Greater Manchester, Cardiff
  • 12:05 – Rachael Maskell Keynote & Q&A
  • 12:30 Lunch & networking (45 min)
  • 13:30 Dockless Bikes – What do they offer Local Authorities – Fraser Seifer, Ofo
  • 13:50 Inclusion – Understanding barriers to participation across gender, age & disability  – Dr Rachel Aldred
  • 14:20 – Cycling and the health of the Nation – Dr Adrian Davis
  • 14:50 – State of the nation – Mark Treasure
  • 15:10 – Next steps – The path to securing a manifesto commitment
  • 16:00 – Ends




Rachael Maskell MP – Labour Co-operative MP for York Central.  Presently Shadow Minister for Transport.



Chris Boardman, MBE – Newly appointed Commissioner for Walking and Cycling for Greater Manchester.  In December, Chris launched the Made to Move plan to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester calling for a 10-year ring-fenced £1.5 bn budget.


rachel-profile-532-200x200Dr Rachel Aldred – A Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Westminster, Rachel’s research includes the Near Miss Project, the Cycling Cultures project, the Modelling on the Move project, and most recently a project on adults’ views on cycling with or by children. Rachel is passionate about improving everyday cycling for all ages and abilities.


DrAdrianDavisDr Adrian Davis –  Is one of the UK’s leading experts in the interdisciplinary field of transport and health. His work is focused on the importance of health within transport planning.  Landmark publications include: the British Medical Association’s first policy statement on Road Transport and Health (1997) and the Transport Paper to the Acheson Inquiry into Inequalities in Health (1998) for the then new Labour Government. Adrian was the lead author for Public Health Englands’ 2016 Briefing for Local Authorities Working together for active travel.


Cllr Feryal Demerci – Hackney Council, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks. With the highest rates of cycling in London Hackney Labour see transport as part of its progressive vision for the borough. Cllr Demerci will share lessons learnt from introducing modal filtering, play streets and more.


More attendees & speakers to be announced in January.


The event is being hosted at the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations, just 600 meters or 5 minutes by bike from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

  • St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ
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Sign up is by EventBrite.  Tickets are available to members of the Labour Party and affiliated organisations.

Registration is required – Please reserve tickets here.

Childcare will be available please let us know your ages and numbers of children by 28th January.