Cycling cultures in a mass motorised society: a multi-method case study of four English urban areas

Lead Research Organisation: University of East London
Department Name: Humanities and Social Sciences

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Publications

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Title Inclusive Cycling 
Description Short film about inclusive cycling. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Has been shown at events; generated much interest and discussion e.g. on social media. 
URL https://vimeo.com/242440722
 
Title London's Two-Wheeled Revolution (2013) 
Description Video produced for the Mobile Lives Forum 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Contact and interest from people based in Francophone countries e.g. Belgium (invited to workshop) 
URL http://en.forumviesmobiles.org/video/2013/11/25/londons-two-wheeled-revolution-1957
 
Description This project has contributed to a growing field of social research focusing on sustainable mobilities. It has established the importance of cultural, social, and political contexts in shaping cycling practices, cycling levels, and responses to transport interventions. It has developed the concept of cycling cultures as being 'emerging' or 'established', and examined how this affects, for example, the gendering and classing of cycling. The research has developed knowledge about how mobility practices relate to citizenship, including inequalities associated with different models of citizenship and mobility: for example, how discourses of 'utility cycling' may implicitly prioritise certain kinds of cycling and cyclists. The project has contributed to studies of transport policy through utilising approaches from social policy; for example, studying the impact of where cycling is placed in relation to the state, and how this itself has been shaped by specific welfare state settlements. It has established the importance of advocacy and activism in relation to cycling policy, exploring specific links between cycling policy, broader policy trends and the forms that advocacy and activism take. The research has developed the sociology of 'mobile places', through studying interactions between cyclists riding together and between cyclists and strangers (other cyclists, pedestrians, motorists, etc.) It has established that in a low-cycling country such as the UK cyclists occupy a liminal position, seen as without legitimate space and as threatening both pedestrians and motorists. Relatedly, it has shown that cyclists are stigmatised and stereotyped either as 'too competent' or as 'incompetent'.
Exploitation Route Along with other projects this research has contributed to growing policy interest in cycling, and growing policy support including London Mayor Boris Johnson's pledge to spend £1 billion on cycling over ten years. It has helped to provide evidence of the kinds of cycling environments that 'everyday cyclists' prefer and what kinds of changes they (and stakeholders) think would encourage others (e.g. children) to cycle. It has shown that a 'cultural' approach to cycling is not iminical to an 'infrastructural' or 'engineering' approach; rather, it complements it, by studying how the creation and use of infrastructure is shaped by culture, and vice versa. One key lesson has been the importance of 'strategic' support for cycling, in the struggle to overcome multiple barriers to effective provision. Findings about the impacts of cycling policy in the UK have analysed the marginalisation of cycling as a mode of transport and in relation to state action. Through work on how cycling policy and practice is related to inequalities and hierarchies the project has contributed to an increasingly popular approach of framing cycling, and the ability to access appropriate cycling environments, as an issue of equality and social justice. Recently there has been emphasis on issues of risk in relation to cycling, and here the project has contributed to the debate through promoting a sociological approach to risk. This takes public understandings of risk seriously as forms of lay knowledge, rather than seeing them as 'irrational' and needing to be corrected by scientific knowledge.
Sectors Environment,Transport

URL http://www.rachelaldred.org
 
Description The impact of my research has been recognised by ESRC in awarding me the 2016 Prize for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy. The research has been useful and interesting to academic groups including: - members of the Cycling and Society research group, who invited UEL to host the 2012 Cycling and Society symposium - researchers in Denmark and The Netherlands working on the large, research-council funded 'Bikeability' research project, who invited me to participate in their PhD school and project board meeting - early career and PhD researchers working in the sociology of mobilities who regularly contact me to ask for papers and interview me about the research; including regular communications with graduate students from The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, and those (from a range of European countries and disciplines) who participated in the 'Bikeability' PhD school - academics from epidemiology and public health, who are increasingly interested in transport's effects on health, some of whom have collaborated on successful related funding applications to ESRC (Seminar Series and Secondary Data Analysis). Within policy-making circles my research is well known and I have given evidence to MPs (All Party Cycling Inquiry) and the GLA in London (three times). I have a high media profile - see rachelaldred.org/media for examples, plus additional list under 'Engagement Activities' - and am regularly contacted by journalists about commenting or contributing to stories about cycling. I have been invited to join expert groups including by NICE, TfL, DfT, and DPTAC, and present work to stakeholders frequently (including in the first two months of 2016, seminars in Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and Oxford, for example). In particular, my work has helped put forward a social-scientific understanding of cycling, seeing it as socially contextual (not a matter of individual/rational choice). This has had diverse impacts, including challenging traditional modelling paradigms and putting forward for example scenario-based approaches that highlight different social futures. My concern for inequalities has encouraged a growing focus on how inequalities of power and danger are manifest on the streets, including for instance a shift towards discussing 'the sources of danger' on the roads in the latest Transport for London road safety strategy. There are also now regular events on the gendering of cycling and inclusive cycling, areas of research that I have helped to establish.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Evidence to Get Britain Cycling inquiry, 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact I was invited to give oral evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into cycling in January 2013. With others my input helped to keep the profile of cycling high, and contributed to the obtaining of some initial (limited) funding for cycle safety in response to the inquiry.
 
Description Expert Witness to Greater London Authority hearing on cycle safety
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact My work has contributed to the growing salience of cycling in London and the rise of a more inclusive approach (as described in the Mayor's Vision for Cycling, published in 2013) that seeks to plan for cycling for a range of ages and abilities, involving substantial infrastructural funding.
 
Description Expert witness for GLA in 2014 and 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Helped to shift attitudes towards cycling in London, complementing the cross-party consensus that critically supports the goals of the Mayor's Vision. In particular this involves seeing cycling as a system or service, taking subjective as well as objective safety seriously, and understanding cycling as potentially a transport mode for all kinds of people, not just an eccentric or brave minority.
 
Description Participation in NICE expert group to help scope new systematic review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Use of my work within practitioner education/CPD
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact My work is cited by practitioners when discussing cycling uptake, impacts of cycling, good design for cycling, transport appraisal and other topics. In particular the article 'Does More Cycling Mean More Diversity in Cycling', which is highly viewed (published a year ago) is cited by DfT and other officials.
 
Description CEMORE Visiting Research Fellowship
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Department Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description CILT Seed Corn Funding
Amount £7,500 (GBP)
Organisation Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2015
 
Description Continuation of DfT Funding (Propensity to Cycle Phases 2 and 3)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Department DfT, DVLA and VOSA
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Creative Exchange
Amount £32,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Creative Exchange
Amount £15,423 (GBP)
Organisation Blaze 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description British Cycling: Benefits of Investing in Cycling 
Organisation British Cycling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Wrote the literature/research review 'Benefits of Investing in Cycling'. This was published and was sent to every MP in advance of the House of Commons debate on cycling in October 2014.
Collaborator Contribution British Cycling funded and published the document.
Impact Report: Benefits of Investing in Cycling
Start Year 2014
 
Description Buses and Bicycles Modelling Collaboration 
Organisation Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnership involving research into buses and bicycles, supported by CILT.
Collaborator Contribution TfL are supporting the research via advice, access to data, and some funding. CILT are funding the research. PJA are working on the research and supporting in-kind.
Impact Just begun so no outputs as yet. Relevant disciplines include modelling, planning, geography and sociology.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Buses and Bicycles Modelling Collaboration 
Organisation Phil Jones Associates
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Partnership involving research into buses and bicycles, supported by CILT.
Collaborator Contribution TfL are supporting the research via advice, access to data, and some funding. CILT are funding the research. PJA are working on the research and supporting in-kind.
Impact Just begun so no outputs as yet. Relevant disciplines include modelling, planning, geography and sociology.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Buses and Bicycles Modelling Collaboration 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Partnership involving research into buses and bicycles, supported by CILT.
Collaborator Contribution TfL are supporting the research via advice, access to data, and some funding. CILT are funding the research. PJA are working on the research and supporting in-kind.
Impact Just begun so no outputs as yet. Relevant disciplines include modelling, planning, geography and sociology.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Cycle Training Course, Urban Design London - External Examiner 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Invited to become an external examiner for this postgraduate level course on designing for cycling.
Collaborator Contribution Attended student presentations, asked questions, and reviewed projects and marks awarded.
Impact See above.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Cycle Training Course, Urban Design London - External Examiner 
Organisation Urban Design Group
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited to become an external examiner for this postgraduate level course on designing for cycling.
Collaborator Contribution Attended student presentations, asked questions, and reviewed projects and marks awarded.
Impact See above.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Modelling the impact of cycle investment 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working with Mott on a TfL contract modelling the impact of cycle investment. My contribution mainly involves a literature/data review.
Collaborator Contribution Mott MacDonald are updating and developing the CY-PET model used by TfL.
Impact Just begun so no outputs, but will lead to my producing a literature/data review.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Modelling the impact of cycle investment 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working with Mott on a TfL contract modelling the impact of cycle investment. My contribution mainly involves a literature/data review.
Collaborator Contribution Mott MacDonald are updating and developing the CY-PET model used by TfL.
Impact Just begun so no outputs, but will lead to my producing a literature/data review.
Start Year 2014
 
Description National Propensity to Cycle Tool 
Organisation Department of Transport
Department DfT, DVLA and VOSA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This DfT-funded project is academically led by CEDAR, University of Cambridge and Westminster University is a subcontractor. It is creating a free, open-source tool to visualise and analyse cycling potential in England under a range of scenarios. Two related awards (ESRC and EPSRC - impact funding via University of Cambridge) are assisting with user engagement and dissemination. My role (Westminster funding component approx. £60,000) is to lead on evidence reviews, policy analysis, and user involvement. I have been organising events, carrying out a systematic review, writing narrative reviews, speaking at stakeholder events, and am now leading an online survey on barriers to providing for cycling.
Collaborator Contribution University of Cambridge is the overall lead academic institution; Leeds University is leading on tool development, and LSHTM on data analysis.
Impact Several papers are already under peer review, talks, demonstrations and user testing sessions have taken place at academic and stakeholder events.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Near Miss Project 
Organisation Blaze
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am leading the Near Miss Project, a collaborative research project supported by Creative Exchange and Blaze (commercial partner).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are helping particularly with web design, social media and PR, as well as dissemination and research planning, and event organisation.
Impact Media coverage including Evening Standard and BBC. Website. Social media coverage.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Near Miss Project 
Organisation Blaze
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am leading the Near Miss Project, a collaborative research project supported by Creative Exchange and Blaze (commercial partner).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are helping particularly with web design, social media and PR, as well as dissemination and research planning, and event organisation.
Impact Media coverage including Evening Standard and BBC. Website. Social media coverage.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Near Miss Project (Year 2) 
Organisation Blaze
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Near Miss Project has been funded for a second year, involving collaboration with Creative Exchange and Blaze. I have carried out the research with assistance from a temporary research assistant helping me clean and code the data.
Collaborator Contribution Blaze has helped in particular with design, PR, and liaison with stakeholders, also assisting with event organisation.
Impact One academic paper has already been published (Journal of Transport and Health), as has a policy-focused report. I have organised a launch event and spoken about the research at many stakeholder and public events. The research is influencing policy, with organisations such as TfL, Avon and Somerset Policy and others increasingly beginning to capture, or improving their recording of, near miss data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Near Miss Project (Year 2) 
Organisation Blaze
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Near Miss Project has been funded for a second year, involving collaboration with Creative Exchange and Blaze. I have carried out the research with assistance from a temporary research assistant helping me clean and code the data.
Collaborator Contribution Blaze has helped in particular with design, PR, and liaison with stakeholders, also assisting with event organisation.
Impact One academic paper has already been published (Journal of Transport and Health), as has a policy-focused report. I have organised a launch event and spoken about the research at many stakeholder and public events. The research is influencing policy, with organisations such as TfL, Avon and Somerset Policy and others increasingly beginning to capture, or improving their recording of, near miss data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description People and Places Survey 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am carrying out funded research supported by TfL, involving an online longitudinal survey exploring the impacts of transport investment on people's experiences of transport and neighbourhoods.
Collaborator Contribution TfL is assisting with survey design and sampling; Dr. Anna Goodman will be assisting with statistical analysis.
Impact This project has only recently started.
Start Year 2015
 
Description 'Transport Modelling: fact, forecast or fiction?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to be a panellist at event organised by Transport Planning Society discussing transport modelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://tps.org.uk/transport-modelling-fact-forecast-or-fiction
 
Description 'Londoners, not cyclists'? New cycling advocacy in London (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Lund University, Sweden (part of an invited series supported by the Erasmus programme).

Participation of some of those involved in or interested in the series in Modelling on the Move or other projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://rachelaldred.org/whatson/seminar-series-in-lund-sweden/
 
Description 'No One Likes Us, We Don't Care?' Cycling, identity and stigma (2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk given to the PTRC Cycling as Transport lecture series.

This was organised by CILT's educational arm so my work contributed to their greater awareness of and knowledge of cycling issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 1st August, 2014 - BBC London News - making cycling more demographically diverse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I spoke about gender and cycling in London: how do we make cycling more demographically diverse?

Ongoing media and stakeholder interest in my work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://rachelaldred.org/media/
 
Description 21st August, 2014 - BBC World News on city cycling & cycle safety 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On BBC World News talking about cycle safety.

Ongoing media interest in my work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://rachelaldred.org/media/
 
Description Active Travel Evaluation event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised DfT-sponsored, invite-only event for local authority practitioners on improving evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Appearance on BBC London News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appeared again on BBC London News - went out nationally and online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35472180
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35472180
 
Description Appearance on BBC Radio London Drive Time with Eddie Nestor (February 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appeared on BBC Radio (Eddie Nestor Drive Time show including responding to callers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Appearance on ITV4's The Cycle Show, July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'On the sofa' chat with Matt Barbet and Donnachadh McCarthy on cyclist-driver antipathy for ITV4's The Cycle Show. Again built my media profile.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Article in Die Welt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in an article in Die Welt as an expert on new cycle superhighways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article137161481/London-baut-einen-Superhighway-fuer-Fahrraeder.html
 
Description Attendance at TfL Cycle Superhighways Consultation Findings event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended an invite-only event where TfL presented findings from the consultations for four new high-quality cycle superhighway schemes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blackfriars, bow and beyond : analysing cycling advocacy and activism (2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk to the RGS-IBG conference.

Fed into ongoing academic collaborations e.g. special issue of Journal of Transport Geography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Bristol bike portraits: launch (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch event and associated exhibition for the Bristol Bike Portraits series.

Positive feedback and ongoing collaboration with those involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Building cycling communities? : experiences and questions from the 'Cycling cultures research project' (2010) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk given to the one-day workshop 'Interdisciplinary opportunities in low-carbon transport', held at Cardiff University.

Ongoing work with some of those present e.g. participation in Miles Tight's STEP-CHANGE project by attending workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/sustainablilityandbehaviour/interdisciplinary-opportunities-in-low-carbon...
 
Description Channel 4 News 7th July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the aftermath of the Tour de France, debating how to increase everyday cycling, with Andrew Gilligan and Jon Snow.

Continued media and policy interest in my work, including invitations to meetings about cycle policy in London with key stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://rachelaldred.org/media/
 
Description Constructing 'utility cycling' in a low-cycling country : contradictions, limits, and possibilities (2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk to WOCREF 2012 (World Cycling Research Forum)

Ongoing collaboration with some of those present e.g. participation in journal special issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cultures of Cycling (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at the UCL "Cycling and Culture" symposium organised by Tom Cohen (Deputy Director, UCL Transport Institute)

Ongoing collaboration with those present including Tom Cohen participating in my Transport in the Media event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/events/ucl-cycle-symposium
 
Description Cycling Cultures (talk to Bristol campaigners, 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the Cycling Cultures project given to members of the Bristol Cycling Campaign at their monthly meeting.

Invitations to participate in ongoing events e.g. Women's Cycle Forum Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cycling Cultures : some key findings (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An invited talk given to members of Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

Ongoing collaboration with advocates in Cambridge including participation in my events in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://cyclingcultures.org.uk/cambridge-fieldwork/?p=162
 
Description Cycling Equity talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk in Newcastle on cycling equity, organised by local cycling campaign and hosted by Newcastle University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycling-equity-an-evening-with-dr-rachel-aldred-tickets-8800353093
 
Description Cycling Stigma: why it matters for policy and practice (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to MODESHIFT, an organisation promoting sustainable travel to schools, bringing together local authority officers and voluntary sector bodies, such as sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

Aimed to raise awareness of cycling stigma and stereotyping and how policy might reinforce or challenge it. Since have been contacted by participants wanting advice on their projects/strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cycling and Society 2015 talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spoke on my research at the interdiscplinary 'Cycling and Society' conference, attended by practitioners and academics. Led to other invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cycling and transport sociology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An interview with Joe Dunkley of 'The Pod Delusion' (Resonance FM).

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/2013/02/08/episode-173-8th-february-2013/
 
Description Cycling citizenship (talk at first practitioner group meeting), 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation suggested that cycling could be seen as related to new forms of citizenship, including healthy citizenship and eco-citizenship. Data mostly from Cambridge is used to discuss how cycling might affect people's relationships to their local social and natural environments.

This was part of our first of four stakeholder group meetings, bringing together professionals from a range of national contexts. Led to ongoing networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://cyclingcultures.org.uk/practitioner-group/?p=90
 
Description Cycling cultures (2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk about the Cycling Cultures project given to London-based sustainable travel practitioners as part of an all day event.

Ongoing networking and dialogue with London-based transport professionals, including requests for information and joint working (e.g. with MSc students on dissertation projects).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cycling cultures : interim findings (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I co-organised and led a workshop at the well attended Building Cycling Cultures event.

Ongoing work with those attending, including my speaking the following year at a similar event in Leicester. This has contributed to an increase in policy interest and support for cycling in Leicester, despite the city failing to secure national funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sci-tech/events/events_archive.php?event_id=000696
 
Description Cycling cultures in a low-cycling country: new research from England (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk to group of academics at Aalborg University, Denmark, about my research.

Has led to further collaborations e.g. invitation to participate in edited collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cycling in London (2012) - evidence to the GLA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The GLA set up a major investigation into Cycling in London. I was invited to appear as an expert witness for their second hearing, on 11th September 2012. http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/b6990/Minutes%20-%20Appendix%202%20-%20Transcript%20Cycli.pdf?T=9. Members of the public were present and also followed proceedings on the web link and afterwards.

Increasingly the GLA have supported (a) major investment in cycling, often challenging the Mayor on a cross-party basis and (b) diversity in cycling. These were two of my key themes in evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/b6990/Minutes%20-%20Appendix%202%20-%20Transcript%20Cyc...
 
Description Cycling seminar for DfT analyst community, April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to give a talk on my research and cycling policy to the DfT analysts' seminar series; around 40 attended. ("The DfT analyst community - economists, statisticians, social researchers, operational researchers, transport modellers and scientists and engineers - works closely across organisational boundaries to maintain and enhance capability, share insights and best practices, and co-ordinate research and analysis.")
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cycling, Safety and Construction Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to attend workshop on cycling and construction safety. Led to contacts with industry bodies some of whom have since attended events that I have organised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cycling, culture, place, and policy : making the connections (Edinburgh, 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk given as part of the Scottish Government's Climate Change Lecture Series

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cycling, culture, place, and policy : making the connections (Lancaster, 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk given to CeMoRe, Lancaster University.



Abstract:



John Pucher et al (2010: 5122) suggest that in providing for cycling '[t]here are many role models for cities to follow'; citing Bogotà as combining a Dutch model with 'its own particularly South American program of ciclovias'.



This raises questions about the impact of culture both on cycling levels and on the design, implementation, and success (or failure) of interventions, as well as to what extent interventions can themselves be understood as containing cultural elements.



In this talk I seek to establish the existence and importance of different cycling cultures within one country, using data from the recently completed ESRC-funded Cycling Cultures project. I will show how a cultural approach to cycling can contribute to understanding the choices made by different mobile citizens in specific contexts. For example, it can help guard against essentialising demographic factors (e.g. assuming that cycling must be associated either with affluence or with poverty, when this depends on broader cultural and socio-economic contexts).



Culture, I will argue, shapes the ways in which mobile citizens interpret the use of different modes of transport and experience different travelling environments. It also shapes how policy-makers see cyclists and how they go about planning and implementing the provision of infrastructure and services.



The talk will suggest that taking culture seriously highlights cultural constraints on both individual and policy-maker choices, and the importance of synergising environmental and individual-level interventions with cultural factors that might support cycling.

Continued work with CeMoRe including being appointed a Visiting Research Fellow in 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Design Culture Salon: how is the urban cyclist designed? (October 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One of four presentations at the V&A's Design Culture Salon. Very lively discussion.

Was able to share details of my latest research ("Near Miss Project") which led to tweeting and sharing of the research and call for participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3720/design-culture-salon-10-how-is-the-urban-cyclist-designed-52...
 
Description Designing-In Walking & Cycling, November 2014 (plenary talk) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented critique of 'place' and 'movement' hierarchies to mostly professional/practitioner audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Ethnographic methods and the use of visual data (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sociology PhD seminar, University of East London

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Evidence to London Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to give evidence to London Assembly on cycling infrastructure investigation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Evidence to London Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave evidence to London Assembly for Congestion Inquiry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exactly what is sustainable transport? : a personal perspective from London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for Mobility Magazine (based in South Africa) based on talk at Go Green Week public lecture.

Increased awareness of my work outside UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://media.withtank.com/1a313a98cf.pdf
 
Description Feral practice : performing ethnographic enquiry (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture to Product Design students, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description First UK Women's Cycle Forum, Edinburgh (June 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke and chaired discussion as an academic expert on cycling.

Increase in requests for input/collaboration from public and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.edfoc.org.uk/events/event/womens-cycle-forum/
 
Description Good cycling, bad cyclists? (2010) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation raised the issue of why, when cycling seemed to be part of the policy mainstream, cyclists remain stigmatised. It uses data from Hull and Cambridge to demonstrate how uncomfortable a "cycling identity" can be for people.

Part of the first Cycling Cultures practitioner group meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://cyclingcultures.org.uk/practitioner-group/?p=90
 
Description Hackney bike portraits: launch (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A launch event (including a bike ride) for the Bike Portraits exhibition in Hackney.

Ongoing collaboration with those present especially in Hackney (e.g. 2 invited talks to the Cycling Conference there).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://cyclingcultures.org.uk/blog/?p=1299
 
Description Hackney zine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Zine' created to disseminate information about our fieldwork in Hackney.

Positive feedback from bike shops and others distributing or accessing the zine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.cyclingcultures.org.uk/images/pdfs/Cambridge-zine.pdf
 
Description Healthy School Streets event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Healthy School Streets' event bringing together people in London interested in/involved in changes to local streets to promote children's travel, play, and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Healthy and sustainable transport systems: an overlooked social justice agenda (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk to the 2014 'Healthy Planet UK' conference, mainly attended by public health academics, professionals, and students.

Further invitations and interest in and participation in my work by public health audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Horsham District Cycling Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited contributor as an academic expert to "Horsham District Cycling Forum" workshop (attended by councillors and officers, among others).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description How can we get Britain cycling? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to give evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry 'Get Britain Cycling' on 23rd January 2013.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://rachelaldred.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/cycling-inquiry-aldred-final1.pdf
 
Description How to reach a critical mass of cycling [leading to] individual and political acceptability (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given twice, at the 'Politically Painless Active Travel' events in Derry and Belfast, 19th June

Contact with participants about related future activity (e.g. speaking in Sligo, Ireland). Event helped promote cycling to policy-makers in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hull zine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This 'zine' was created to disseminate information about the Hull fieldwork.

Positive feedback from those accessing the zine.
Other zines from the other three areas also constructed and shared, see http://www.cyclingcultures.org.uk/outputs-zines.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.cyclingcultures.org.uk/images/pdfs/Hullzine-double.pdf
 
Description Interview on 'Woman's Hour', Radio 4 (25th November, 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appeared on Woman's Hour commenting on gender, cycling uptake, and cycling safety

Increase in media requests (e.g. Independent, Guardian, London Standard, BBC Radio).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jsryn
 
Description Interview with Jonny Cooper, Daily Telegraph on red light jumping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview in Telegraph - led to repeated contacts with Telegraph and Daily Telegraph.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/11728560/Should-cyclists-be-allowed-to-ju...
 
Description Interview with Rosamund Urwin, Evening Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Rosamund Urwin about women, safety and cycling in London. Again helped build my media profile and encourage further contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited plenary talk at the National Road Safety Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited plenary talk on near misses and why they matter to road safety practitioners at their national conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nationalroadsafetyconference.org.uk/
 
Description Invited speaker at Tunbridge Wells event 'How to end congestion in Tunbridge Wells - for good' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited academic expert speaker to very well attended meeting in Tunbridge Wells supporting more walking and cycling in the town and safer roads. Contributed to partnership with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council as part of the National Propensity to Cycle Tool project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk on Transport Economics to Hertfordshire County Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk to Hertfordshire practitioners and others on transport economics - putting forward a critical perspective on appraisal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk to the Transport Economists Group, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to speak on 'Is Transport Appraisal Failing Cycling' to the Transport Economists' Group. Continued my intervention into appraisal techniques which has now been strengthened by Yaron Hollander's work (ex-of TfL), who has published a report on the topic recently making related/similar points.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Is Cycling Normal? A cultural approach to transport (Lund, 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Seminar at Lund University, Sweden

Ongoing work with some of those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://rachelaldred.org/whatson/seminar-series-in-lund-sweden/
 
Description London Cycling Campaign Policy Forum Seminar Series, 2013- 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I regularly organise this seminar series and there have now been fifteen such events, ranging from a Women's Cycle Forum (with panellists including Caroline Pidgeon, Chair of the GLA Transport Committee) to an academic research showcase where members of the public heard about the latest cycling research, to a session on innovative junction designs. The aim is to create an inclusive public space for debate.

Partly due to this work I was nominated for the 2014 London Cycling Champion Award (Chris Boardman was the winner).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://lcc.org.uk/pages/seminar-series-1
 
Description London Cycling Show 2015 plenary talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary speaker (alongside international and senior TfL figures) at the 2015 London Cycling Show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description London: Bike City event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participant in debate on London: Bike City.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LiteraryFestival/2017/Saturday-25-February/Events/08-London
 
Description Making Cycling Normal (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk given during Sligo Bike Week.

Ongoing dialogue with Irish cycling communities and academics including recent invite to meetings and PhD examination in Dublin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Member of Congestion Study Expert Panel (TfL Commissioned Independent Report) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited member of expert panel overseeing/advising independent report on congestion commissioned by Transport for London and carried out by consultants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Member: TfL Cycling Economic Case Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Member (representing academia) of TfL working group on the Economic Case for Cycling. Ongoing. Have presented, reviewed documents, attended events as part of this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Mobility, Equity and Cycling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited keynote talk at seminar at the University of Amsterdam. Event included postgraduate students and policy-makers/practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://urbanstudies.uva.nl/content/events/events/2018/02/cities-and-mobilities-5-mobility-and-social...
 
Description Modelling bus-cycle interactions (talk for Modelling World conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on my modelling work for Modelling World (annual national practitioner conference)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://landor.co.uk/modellingworld/2016/confirmedspeakers.php
 
Description NACTO Webinar - Designing Streets for All Ages & Abilities Cycling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar attended by >500 people across the world, discussing inclusive cycling. Hosted by NACTO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://nacto.org/event/nacto-webinar-designing-streets-ages-abilities-bicycling/
 
Description NICE: Expert panel meeting - Physical activity and the environment, including accessibility for people with mobility problems or additional needs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NICE expert panel: shaping systematic review guidelines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NICE: Expert panel meeting - Physical activity and the environment, including accessibility for people with mobility problems or additional needs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited contributor to NICE: Expert panel meeting - Physical activity and the environment, including accessibility for people with mobility problems or additional needs, shaping scope for updated review on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Newsnight (15th November, 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared on Newsnight commenting on cycling safety and on infrastructure design.

Increase in media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Of bike nuts and plodders (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at Brighton University as part of a seminar series organised by the School of Applied Social Sciences.

Ongoing collaboration with those present e.g. Michael Cahill (special issue of Critical Social Policy).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Dyfe7pAHQ
 
Description On the road to nowhere? : contested images of cycling in official and unofficial policy discourse (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk to RGS-IBG conference.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Panel member at fringe event at Labour Party Conference, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of a panel for the Labour Cycling group fringe event, at Labour Party conference 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Performing your thesis (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture to D!, Swedish Design PhD school, Goldsmiths, University of London

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Personal website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My personal website contains publications, blog posts, and other material, is regularly updated and often attracts hundreds of visitors for individual posts. I also run a Twitter account @RachelAldred with nearly 5,000 followers. Both are used by practitioners, academics and others to contact me.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.rachelaldred.org
 
Description Peter Walker, Guardian Bike Blog, 16th October 2014 - 'Why Cycling is Great for Everyone, not just cyclists'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Peter Walker interviewed me and wrote an article about my work.

Ongoing interest and contact from members of the public and stakeholders about my projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2014/oct/16/why-cyling-is-great-for-everyone-not-ju...
 
Description Plenary speaker, Active Travel Wales national conference 2015 (November) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited plenary speaker at Welsh Active Travel Conference 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Postwar Cycling Policy (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk given at the London Metropolitan Archive's event 'People, Pedals and Pavement: a History of Cycling in London'.

Ongoing collaboration with those present e.g. editor of BikeBiz Carlton Reid (who has featured my work on the website).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation at Beyond the Bicycle conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Spoke at national Beyond the Bicycle conference bringing together stakeholders involved in inclusive cycling. Presented research conducted with Wheels for Wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/beyond-bicycle-conference/
 
Description Presentation at Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Group meeting, DfT, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With other academics presented research at the DPTAC meeting in January 2016 attended by DfT and other stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Reflections on cycling cultures (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk was part of the Centre for Diet and Activity Research's (CEDAR's) 'Work in Progress' series.

Ongoing collaboration with CEDAR members including on the ESRC projects 'Modelling on the Move' and 'Changing Commutes'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Roads to freedom (article, 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Red Pepper magazine about sustainable transport

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.redpepper.org.uk/roads-to-freedom/
 
Description Sam Walker, in The Telegraph, 28th July 2014 - 'Should cyclists be allowed to listen to music?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My research was referred to in this article as part of the debate over cyclists' use of headphones.

Ongoing media interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/10956953/Should-cyclists-be-allowed-to-li...
 
Description Several invited talks at Cycle City Active City 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Several talks at Cycle City Active City, including:
(a) a breakfast keynote talk on the Near Miss Project
(b) a streamed talk on inclusive cycling
(c) a facilitated workshop on the National Propensity to Cycle Tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Simon Usborne, in The Independent, 31st July 2014 - 'Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article quoted me and my work.

Ongoing media interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://rachelaldred.org/media/
 
Description Stakeholder events for the National Propensity to Cycle Tool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As lead on user engagement for the National Propensity to Cycle Tool, I have organised a series of events in 2015-6 involving user testing and demonstration, in London, Manchester, and Newcastle. This has raised the profile of my research outside London in particular (leading to an invitation to come and speak individually to TfGM in early 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Still 'stepping outside the establishment'? : the changing and contested meanings of cycling in the UK (2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited paper given as part of the AHRC seminar series, History and Transport Policy.

Ongoing work with those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sustainable transport : a personal perspective (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Igave a talk at this University of East London public lecture, forming part of a Go Green Week programme of events. It explained what sustainable transport might mean, what its benefits could be for people and their environment and take a quick look at the current political situation: is change likely? Where it might come from?

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.uel.ac.uk/lectureseries/sustain.htm
 
Description TV Interview for BBC London on women, cycling and safety, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited by Tom Edwards to appear on BBC London News. Has led to ongoing media work for BBC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at the 2014 London Cycling Show, Friday 12th September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Spoke at the London Cycling Show about inclusive cycling, part of my ongoing efforts to broaden how policy-makers and practitioners imagine cycling (who cycles? what kinds of bikes? for what purpose?)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk on research on cycling, within the broader context of changing research and policy challenges (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk organised by the Policy Studies Institute where I spoke about my research

Discussions about collaborations with PSI members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to Medsin, the UK student global health network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to speak on a panel for Medsin: part of my ongoing reaching out to public health professional and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to Sussex University on International Women's Day 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to speak about cycling and feminism on International Women's Day 2015. Students both undergraduate and postgraduate continue to contact me about my research - I am regularly interviewed for dissertations (including by Sussex/Brighton University students following this talk).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk to Transport for Greater Manchester on cycling research and policy, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lunchtime lecture talking about my own and related research, and cycling/transport policy. On a Friday lunchtime, around 40 invitees from TfGM and districts attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Cycling Cultures project and its relevance to Newham (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to the Annual General Meeting of Newham Cyclists

Ongoing work with advocacy groups and the public, including invited talks to related groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The case against the car (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A 'Street Talk' discussing the socio-cultural problems associated with car dependency, including its impacts on cyclists and pedestrians.

Ongoing collaboration with Movement for Liveable London which organises Street Talks. Including co-organising a seminar in November 2014 on 'mini-Hollands' in London for example.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The cycling cultures project (2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brief talk about the project given at 'Vive Le Tour', an evening of arts, music, film and culture, raising funds for a charity cycle ride.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.brakethecycle.org.uk/2011/02/10/vive-le-revolution-vive-le-tour/
 
Description The cycling cultures project : an introduction for practitioners (2010) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Session presented at the first meeting of the Cycling Cultures Practitioner Group.

Ongoing networking and collaboration with those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://cyclingcultures.org.uk/practitioner-group/?p=32
 
Description The socio-politics of bloomers and lycra : why what cyclists wear still matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Research seminar by Katrina Jungnickel based on Cycling Cultures research and archival data. (Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History Research Workshop.)

Invitation to participate later in an AHRC seminar series organised by some of the people who led this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Third meeting of the Cycling Cultures Practitioner Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The third meeting of our practitioner group; included a group ride, presentations by Rachel Aldred and Katrina Jungnickel, and workshop exercises.

Ongoing dialogue and collaboration with many of those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://cyclingcultures.org.uk/practitioner-group/?p=312
 
Description Towards Cycling for Everyone: presentation to the Third Hackney Cycling Conference, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at the third Hackney Cycling Conference talking about gender and age equity in cycle commuting.

Contacts from local authorities (including Lambeth, Brighton and Hove) asking for input related to diversity and cycling (e.g. for cycling strategy, for monitoring and evaluation).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cycling-conference.htm
 
Description Two presentations in Berlin: ADFC conference and TU Berlin presentation to students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke to c. 400 people at ADFC (German Cyclists Organisation) annual conference on my research (invited keynote). Also gave seminar to mostly postgraduate students on my research at Technical University Berlin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description West Sussex Cycle Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Spoke at West Sussex Cycle Summit, bringing together politicians, officers, and members of business and advocacy communities interested in cycling policy and infrastructure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.westsussexcycle.org.uk/
 
Description What Makes Cycling Culture Thrive: A tale of four cities (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk given as part of the Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability event at UWE.

Ongoing networking and work with colleagues at UWE e.g. invitation to give seminar on Changing Commutes project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Why culture matters for cycling policy (2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture to the first Hackney Cycling Conference 2012

Ongoing collaboration with Hackney and other London boroughs. Invitation to participate in future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Women's Cycle Forum, Bristol (July 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Bristol's Women's Cycle Forum

Requests for advice/input/collaboration afterwards. Public feedback on my work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Women, Cycling and the Media panel event, November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited panel speaker at event organised by the London College of Communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop on the accessibility/inclusivity of cycling, CTC/Cyclenation conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jointly led a workshop for advocates and practitioners on inclusive cycling. Included people from public health organisations who later contacted me about other events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description World Bicycle Forum 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited keynote talk at World Bicycle Forum (primarily Latin American annual event) in Mexico.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017