Shifting Gear Conference

Shifting Gear: a radical change for cycling brought together campaigners, national and local politicians, council officers and transport planners from across the UK.  Participants left with the knowledge and skills to influence policy, campaigns and practice which will result in a modal shift to cycling.

Please click for presentations and papersworkshop summaries, and the overall programme.

Speakers included:

  • Yvonne Constance, Director of Transport, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Roger Geffen MBE, Cycling UK Policy director
  • Andrew Gilligan, Sunday Times journalist and former TfL cycling czar
  • Sir Muir Gray, public health doctor, author of ‘Sod Seventy’ and founder of Better Value Health Care
  • Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council
  • Phil Jones, consultant on Botley Road Cycle Super route
  • Lynn Sloman, director of Transport for Quality of Life, author of ‘Car Sick’


There were loads of fascinating and interactive workshops lead by local and national experts – please click for workshop summaries and facilitators.  For the infrastructure safari, please click for background information and original consultation documents for The Slade.