LCGD – presentations

The Love Cycling Go Dutch conference, chaired by Christan Wolmar, took place on 5th November 2013, 09:00 – 17:00 at Newcastle’s Civic Centre Banqueting Hall. We will post the presentation slides and videos here as they become available. The conference and workshop programme can still be accessed here.

Main conference


• Councillor Margaret Wood – Lord Mayor of Newcastle
• Fred Olthof – Head of Economic Department, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
• Councillor Nick Forbes – Leader, Newcastle City Council video and transcript

Keynote Speech

• Lynn Sloman – Transport for Quality of Life video and slides

How cycling became a top political priority in the Netherlands

• Jan Ploeger – Provincie Zuid-Holland video and slides

The Economic Benefits of Cycling

• Philippe Crist – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development video and slides

Get Britain Cycling: what next? – An update from Government

• Shane Snow – Department for Transport video and slides

Report from the Think Bike’ Design Workshop

• Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy video, slides and final report

Panel discussion chaired by Christian Wolmar

• Philippe Crist – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
• Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy
• Katja Leyendecker – Newcycling
• Councillor Marion Talbot – Newcastle City Council
• Geoff Vigar – Newcastle University


Conference close: moving forward

• Christian Wolmar, Chair

included in panel video
– go to 31:15, or
read transcript


All workshop slides are here

1. Reducing road danger and sustainable safety
2. Developing urban strategic cycling routes
3. Liveable neighbourhoods – Home Zones and DIY Streets
4. Planning new developments – think people, think bicycle
5. Cycling for Health