Velo-city Global 2010

The world’s largest international conference on cycling is drawing near. On June 22-25, Copenhagen will open its doors to hundreds of cycling experts, researchers, decision makers, urban planners and NGOs from around the world who will discuss the potential and challenges of cycling.

Velo-city Global 2010 will serve as a platform for discussion, exchange of information, expertise and experiences on the subject of cycling – not as an end in itself, but as a potentially vital tool in creating more sustainable and more people friendly cities around the world.

The programme is now complete, and the list of speakers include:

  • Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of  Colombia, now head of for Institute for Transport & Development Policy, which helps develop public transport and bicycle infrastructure in Asia, Latin America and Africa
  • Danish Urban Planner Jan Gehl - adviser for governments and city councils around the world on how to develop people friendly cities (start with the pedestrian and start with the cyclist)
  • Vandana Shiva, Indian environmentalist and philosopher - who insists on bottom-up development and sees the the bicycle as an instrument of democracy
  • John Whitelegg, highly respected British professor of sustainable transportation
  • Lake Sagaris, byplanlægger og journalist, som blandt har indført bilfrie søndage i Santiago, Chile
  • City mayors and politicians, including EU commissioner Connie Hedegaard
  • Plus a multitude of other presenters from Africa, Latin America,  Asia, Europe and North America – all deeply committed in developing sustainable healthy cities – with the bicycle as a vital tool in this

On www.velo-city2010.com you can read all about the programme, including all titles of plenary and subplenary presentations, the special sessions CPH 1:1 – visits to real-life cycling solutions in the streets of Copenhagen – , optional excursions to cycling cities outside Copenhagen, registration details and much much more.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in June!

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