A lunchtime conversation on how to increase diversity and inclusion in active travel
Walking, cycling and wheeling should be for everyone. Yet active travel has a diversity and inclusivity problem. Whether they are physical, social, cultural or financial, many barriers exist that prevent under-represented groups from participating in these forms of movement.
As we face both the climate and cost-of-living crises, how can we breakdown these barriers and encourage more people to make shorter journeys on foot or on wheels (in whatever form they may take)?
Join us for a special conversation with three leading experts in this field.
About the panel
Adam Tranter is the West Midlands' first Cycling & Walking Commissioner, taking up the post in December 2021. Appointed by Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, Adam works with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), local council partners and the Department for Transport to steer the region’s cycling and walking policies and plans.
Mountain bike coach, guide, mentor and entrepreneur - Aneela McKenna is an award-winning equality, diversity and inclusion change-maker. She is founder of the Mòr Diversity EDI Consultancy, D&I Lead for the UCI 2023 Cycling World Champs, chair of British Cycling D&I Advisory Group, Board member of Scottish Cycling’s Participation and Development Committee and partner of Go-Where Scotland MTB adventure outfitters.
Aneela co-founded the Tweed Valley Trails Association, FNY Collective and MissAdventures (women and girls MTB advocacy groups), and the MTB Colour Collective in the UK.
Rachel is Professor of Transport and Director of Westminster University’s Active Travel Academy. She has more than fifty peer-reviewed publications on active travel and won in 2016 the ESRC Prize for Outstanding Impact on Public Policy.
She leads projects funded by organisations including the National Institute for Health and Care Research, Department for Transport, and Transport for London.
Rachel supervises seven PhD students and her teaching includes quantitative methods in transport studies.
The event is free but you do need to register to attend.