october, 2021

thu07oct15:30thu17:00Mobility Talks Episode 11: Gearing up for a truly cycling city!15:30 - 17:00

Event Details

If you are into active mobility in urban spaces, you can’t miss our next episode of Mobility Talks, taking place, next 7 October 2021 from 15:30 to 17:00 hours CET.

Mobility Talk Episode 11 will look into the different aspects on active mobility!

This episode will include a panel debate with Adrian L Davis, Professor of Transport & Health in the Transport Research Institute at the Edinburgh Napier University, Marianne Weinreich, Market Manager in Ramboll Smart Mobility and Dr Lucy Mahoney, C40 Senior Manager, Walking and Cycling.

During the talk, they will discuss certain assumptions we have on cycling in urban mobility from different perspectives, how it is possible to create conditions for the uptake of cycling in cities, and how general change can happen in this context. With a look on trends and challenges ahead, the three speakers share their perspectives on Active Mobility as an important component of livable cities.”

Meet our speakers

Marianne Weinreich (keynote speaker) Market Manager in Ramboll Smart Mobility 

Marianne Weinreich holds a Master in Scandinavian literature and language and World History, but for the last 20 years she has advised cities about sustainable mobility policy and promotion and mobility management. She an expert in cycling policy and promotion. 

The last 3 years she been Market Manager in Ramboll’s Smart Mobility division where she besides working with clients is leading the thought leadership and sustainability program. In March 2021 she was lead author of the report “Gender and (smart) mobility”    

She is also co-founder and Chair of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and an experienced speaker at and moderator of cycling and mobility webinars and conferences around the World. 


Adrian L Davis

Professor of Transport & Health in the Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University 

A Public Health specialist, Adrian has for over 30 years focused his work on the health impacts of road transport, the understanding of the importance of health by transport planners, and the application of science in selecting which policies and practices most support health enhancing travel behaviours. He authored the first transport policy statement of any national Medical Association in 1997 – for the British Medical Association. Adrian has drafted evidence summaries and reports on active travel and mobility for international and many national bodies e.g. WHO, Public Health England, Scottish Government, and most recently for the Welsh Government on implementation of their planned default 20mph (30kmph) speed limit.  He was an Adviser to the EU PASTA project (2014-2017). His current interests include evidence translation for practitioners in municipal government, measuring subjective road safety, and the application of public health tools and concepts in improving the delivery of sustainable transport interventions. 

Dr Lucy Mahoney,

C40 Senior Manager, Walking and Cycling 

Dr Mahoney is an expert urbanist and strategic transport and mobilities thought leader and commentator. She specialises in multi-modal research, creative thinking and policy advice for active, efficient and sustainable mobilities. Dr Mahoney is C40’s Senior Manager for Walking and Cycling, she is a Board Member of the Sustrans London Advisory Group, the Smart Transport Board and since April 2021, was elected the BYCS Global Bicycle Mayor for London. In her role at C40, she offers expertise and advice to cities aiming to increase the share of trips taken by healthy, safe and carbon-free mobility options. She also advises cities on how to ensure that walking and cycling policies and programmes are adapted for climate breakdown and are resilient during extreme weather events. Prior to C40, Lucy worked for Transport for London across numerous mobility fields including public transport strategy, road danger reduction, roads strategy and freight, and air quality and the environment. Dr Mahoney read geography and the environment for her D.Phil. at the University of Oxford.  

Irene McAleese,

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Irene is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at See.Sense, a technology and data company helping to get more people using bikes, e-scooters and other micro-mobility. Irene leads go-to-market strategy, partnerships, and project deployments, applying See.Sense patented sensor technology and data to improve the safety and experience of the rider and empower cities with powerful insights. Irene is the Winner of Northern Ireland Women in Business Award for Best Small Business, is listed in Cycling UK’s 100 women in Cycling, and is an Ambassador to the Women in Cycling Network. Irene is a previous Board Member of Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) and current member of the CIE Expert Panels on Connected Cycling and ITS and the Cycling Innovation Network. Prior to Co-founding See.Sense, Irene worked as a management consultant, leading organisational change programmes for global companies.

Thalia Verkade,

Independent writer on mobility and the street and Coauthor of the upcoming book Movement

Thalia Verkade (1979) is a writer and journalist from Rotterdam. She has written extensively about technological innovation, mobility and street life for the Dutch ad-free journalism platform De Correspondent.

Before that, she was a staff writer and Moscow correspondent for national newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

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(Thursday) 15:30 - 17:00