Break Out Sessions

Walking Standards And Measures

- System requirements matching a Reference Standard Pedestrian
- The Challenges of establishing standardized hourly volumes of walking
- Pedestrian Measurements

Maps And Mapping To Promote Walking

- Walkable Cities and Baby Boomers: How GIS Maps Walkable Routes for Active

- Mijn040Routes

- Strategic Pedestrian Map Rotterdam

Public Spaces: New Thinking And Challenges

Public space policy as a lever for local development:

Lessons learnt from 12 years of Public Spaces Awards in Belgium

Walkability In City Centres: Two Cites, Two Policy Approaches

- Tehran’s Silk Road. Cohesive Urban Revitalization through Cluster of Human Scale Projects.

- The planning and implementation of Complete Streets in Metro Manila: translating legal framework into action


Talking Walking: Embedding History And Experience In Walkability Discourses

- Learning from Medina - On smartness and walkability of historical nuclei in Moroccan imperial cities

- An Exploration of the History Behind Walkability

- Agility as a fundamental quality of pedestrian movement: beyond discourses on speed and slowness

Learning From Each Other: Walkability Improvement Projects In European Cities

Dream Big, Think Big, and Act on it together!

Tools In The Light Of Experience
Strategising Walking In Big Cities

Rotterdam Walkable City, approach towards a Pedestrian Strategy

Paris to pedestrians! Strategy in time and space

A great City for walking: Why feet come first in London's financial district

The Walking City: Planning, Planners And Plans

The Ambition to Make Greater Manchester the First Walking Region

Relevance of sensitizing planners and government officials to transform a city into pedestrian friendly

Tools For Motivating Walking

Bella Mossa: use of a digital app and incentives to encourage Active Travel and reduce single-occupancy car use in Bologna, Italy.

Metrominuto: encouraging pedestrian mobility by showing meters and walking minutes between places.

What do people really want? Experiences in using service design methods in mobility management.

Walking Opportunities, Experience And Motivations

I am Walking Here! Marching Right-of Way Allocations to Modal Splits – Heidi Wolf, New York City Department of Transportation

Exploring the correlations of walking to life stages and urban neighbourhood environments, China – Ziwen Sun, the University of Edinburgh

Why don’t we walk more? – Results of a survey in nine European Cities and a tool to understand the impact of modal shift management – Tim De Ceunynck, Vias Institute

Protecting Space For Walkers In The City

Everyday use of urban street spaces: the spatio-temporal variations between pedestrians and street vendors, China

Defending the sidewalk

Public policy for pedestrians

Innovations For Measuring Movement Behaviour

iWalk - innovations in inclusive walking – Jess Reas, Witteveen+Bos UK Ltd

Wifi tracker – Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV


Walking In The City: Modelling And Mapping

Putting Pedestrians First - Modelling the Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Be walking be Brussels: four tools for pedestrians in the Brussels Capital Region

Duration of stay in the inner city

Stimulating Steps In The City

Walking the Talk: re-mapping a local landscape to give pedestrian interests primacy

Mais Vida nos Morros

Bridging The Data Gap For Walkability And Walking

The development of the first region wide walkability tool in Europe

The business case for the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Crossing in London

The Walkability Tool

Promoting And Selling Walking And Walkability

Walkable for Who? Expanding the Walking Movement – Heidi Simon, America Walks

Seducing the Suburbs: Selling Walkability to Communities Resistant to Change – Matthew Rufo, Asakura Robinson Company


Appraising And Communicating Walkable Futures

Cartooning Walking - Using comics and cartoons to create support for change

Perception in motion; exploring alternative research and design techniques for walking experiences

Planning For More City Walking: Three Examples From Europe

Walking-Checks in Germany: Strengthening Walking in Baden-Wuttremberg municipalities

Best practice from Amsterdam

Utrecht - Pedestrians on the local agenda in a fast growing city

City Public Spaces: Design Methodologies

Reconstruction of the city’s central square with priority on walking

Design Thinking for Public Spaces

Taking pedestrian masterplanning to the next level : a novel approach. Best practices from Buenos Aires

Reallocating Street Space From Vehicles To People

Mind the Step – transforming staircases in São Paulo – Ramiro Levy, Cidade Ativa

From tactical urbanism to local and loved: How Hobart's neighbourhood shopping precinct upgrades became community projects – Helen Burnet, Deputy Lord Mayor, City Of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Tactical urbanism as a tool to catalyze and speed-up street design change in Brazilian cities – Ankita Chachra, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy – Brazil


The Shared Space Concept: Experience, Reviews And Challenges

Shared Space 20 years

10 years after the introduction of “encounter zones” in French cities, what have we learned?

The importance of designing access for all in the built environment

Inclusion: Designing For Access In The Walking And Wheeling City

Footway evaluation

The City Of Images: Urban mobility policies and extra-small and low cost interventions for promoting the quality of urban life of people with autism spectrum disorder

Designing for walking with wheels

The Walk And The Walkers: Experiential And Gendered Perspectives W21

Beyond quantitative measures: integrating pedestrian's experiences as an approach to achieve a smart urban design. Evidences from personal notebooks applied in Chile and Argentina

Walking at night here and elsewhere. The night like exemple of gendered practices

Empowering Women Through Walking

Walking to food in African cities - case study research in 3 African cities

Promoting Sustainable urban mobility as a tool to empower women in the historical Rosetta city, Egypt

15 Minute Neighborhoods: Measuring Accessibility to Destinations by Walking in Low-Income Countries

Walking To Public Transport Nodes

Dutch regions put pedestrian first in their public transport strategy

Feet to Rails: How Pedestrian Friendly Urban Design Influences Vitality of Railway Stations

Walking And Sharing Mobility

Place making and reclaiming street space with mobility hubs

Mobility Challenge Hoogkwartier

Walking To Think, Walking To Be Happy

The Contemplative Walk: Walking to Think, Walking to Transform, Walking to Create

Walking In The Workplace
Ways To Have A Positive Impact On Walking

To increase the number of people walking it is important to have a positive impact on city innovation, public space and on the feeling of comfort on the road. In this break-out session we will discuss different methods to increase the comfort of the pedestrian on the streets. We do this by means of spatial components on the roads and by using humanized technology. We will also get a closer look at third-party rating systems (such as LEED and WELL).

City Centre Transformations For More Walking

Glasgow Avenues - A City Centre Transformation to put People First

Rotterdam Central District - the Walking District Compact, Global and Local, Mixed Programme

The city center of Rotterdam as City Lounge

Battle For Space? How To Combine Pedestrians, Cyclists, Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles:  Dystopia or utopia for pedestrians?

Expanding the pedestrian area in Utrecht

‘Is the bike a stone-on-the-path for the pedestrian?’ - Managing parked bikes and bicycle parking facilities in the public space

Projects For Creating Safe And Accessible Cities For People On Foot

Creating the Equitable City: The Transformation of Peshawar, Pakistan

Boulder's High-Tech Way to Make Walking Low-Stress

Transport schemes development for City of Chelyabinsk, Russia: design development and educational program

Policies At The National Level For More Walking

Let’s go! - Basic outline of a national strategic plan for improved walking in Germany (German Environment Agency)

National certification scheme »Walking Friendly Institution«

Providing for walking – Identifying how we can encourage a better walking environment in New Zealand

Safe And Active Travel For Teens And Students: Guidance And Experience

Safe and healthy journeys for adolescents: What we know and key areas for future research

Promoting Active Mobility for 10- to 14-Year-Olds across Community Boundaries: A Manual for Municipalities

A Journey To Make Streets Walkable For Students In Dhaka

Encouraging And Facilitating Active Travel To School

Making walking happen – a complex approach to encouraging and enabling children to walk to kindergarten and school with their parents and grandparents - Alicja Pawloska, City of Gdynia, Road and Green Areas Management, EU projects and Mobility Management Unit

Improving health and active lifestyles through smarter choices and behaviour change - Stephen Edwards, Living Streets

Partnership for Healthy Cities: Safe Routes to Schools – Charity Hung, Partnership for Healthy Cities, Vital Strategies

Children As Champions: Participating In The Search For Child Health And Mobility

Pace-setters & Lead-runners: a participatory method that helps children to discover, evaluate and improve their local network of paths

Metamorphosis: innovative mobility measures for a child-friendly transformation of neighbourhoods

Solutions for improving child health and mobility in Africa

Walking To School: Participation And Engagement To Raise The Profile

Lessons learned in promoting walking to school in New Zealand

Involving every party to change the modal split of school routes

Pešbus' and 'Bicivlak' are supporting active travel to school in Slovenia

Spatial Tools For School Safety: Calming School Streets And Zones

Schoolstreets and 'Paraat voor de Schoolstraat' campaign

No cars, please! Implementation of “School  streets” in Vienna

Las niñas y los niños, ¡Vamos primero! (Boys and girls Come first!): Road traffic crashes prevention program in school zones, Colima, Mexico

The Economic Benefit Of Walking: Business Cases And Retail Spend

What’s the value of your pedestrian friendly project? Increasing the knowledge about the benefits of investing in walking

Slow Traffic Urban Retail - A comparative analysis of eight EU cities

Is the business case for walkable streets strong enough?

Attractive And Safe Streets For Walking: Strategies, Tools And Projects
Urban Walks: Mediation, Experimentation and Working Tool

Streets for Everyone? European Streetscapes in Transformation

Green Spaces And Routes For People On Foot

In response to the expansion and densification of the city, green networks are becoming increasingly important. In this session, this is acknowledged by the city of Utrecht, the city of Aachen and cities in the US. However, they have different strategies in dealing with this. Utrecht will tell you more about the idea to tie all the green movements into a new Stadseiland-loop. Slow green networks should become the important connectors within the framework of public realm. Aachen came up with the Premium Way concept which builds on the principle of short distances to encourage people to walk and to not use their car. From the point of view of the US, the inclusion of greenery in the urban matrix may end up expanding the city, hence reducing the overall accessibility of places and possibly stimulating unhealthy lifestyles, an interesting paradox.

Urban And Landscape Interventions At The Street And Neighbourhood Level

The walkable neighbourhood Creating a walkable city at neighbourhood scale – case of Rotterdam – José Besselink, City of Rotterdam

The street, a scale of intervention to diversify the uses of public space – Nathalie Daclon, Ville de Paris, Roads and Mobility Department, Mobility Agency


Blue Spaces And Routes For Walking

Not merely a route but a maritime environment for activities and dwelling -  40 km long Seaside Promenade in Espoo, Finland

You only see it when you get it  The New Meuse Trail in Rotterdam

Evaluations Of Walkability Improvements

Jardim Nakamura Walks

Evaluation of Road Space Reallocation for Pedestrians and Cyclists Using the Level of Service Concept on Midosuji Street in Japan

The effect of a Walkability change on walking behavior : a before after assessment of a street improvement

Safer Walking: Environmental And Systemic Interventions

Safer Streets for All: A Safe System Approach to Walkability

Urban environment and health outcomes. Evaluation of the relationships between built environment  pedestrian safety and active living attitude

Safe By Design: Quantifying the Impact of Urban Design on Traffic Collision, Injury, and Fatality Rates

Safety Assessments Of Crossings And Automated Vehicle Technologies

Safety issues of designated pedestrian crossings on major roads

The Ethics of Walking – What do our signal timings say about us?

AV and Zero Accidents - Lets get it right

Accessibility And Safety Issues For Elderly Walkers

A wonky footpath is good for you! Busting safety policy myths toward healthy ageing

Mapping the insights of older adult residents to improve the accessibility and appeal of public spaces in their own neighbourhood. A case study in Utrecht

Encouraging Active Mobility In Elderly Populations: Engagement, Guidelines And Interventions

Supporting older people through walking

Active mobility for healthy ageing – prospects and pitfalls of small and medium-sized towns

The effects of designated walking routes and walking groups on walking behaviour of olders adults living in deprived neighbourhoods in Rotterdam: the NEW.ROADS study


Van snel, snel, snel en ouders die in de auto wachten op hun kinderen naar een rustige en veilige schoolomgeving, waar kinderen spelen en (groot-)ouders gezellig bijpraten. Het kan. Naomé Carmeliet vertelt u er meer over.
Het boek the City at Eye Level for kids gaat in op goede straten en plekken op straathoogte vanuit het perspectief van kinderen en hun ouders. Jeroen Laven vertelt u meer over de inzichten en tips en hoe internationaal in Placemaking Europe wordt samengewerkt aan steden op ooghoogte.
Het onderzoeksproject Metamorphosis wil een verandering bewerkstelligen: van auto georiënteerd naar spelen op straat en lopen. Pilots om straten tijdelijk autovrij te maken en om schoolzones te veranderen, werpen hun vruchten af. Nick van Apeldoorn vertelt de ins en outs van dit project.


In dit sessieblok wordt het onderwerp ‘gedrag’ vanuit verschillende kanten belicht. In ‘Uitdagen tot beweging in de stad middels nudging’ vertelt Eva van der Velde over de droom om voetgangers de stad als speeltuin te laten gebruiken. Bijvoorbeeld door middel van het gebruik van snelheidsmeters die je uitdagen een stukje te rennen of het plaatsen van een pingpongtafel op het station. Gert Jan Wijlhuizen zoomt in op de resultaten van een modal-shift-onderzoek. Op basis van dit onderzoek wordt het advies gegeven om voetgangers en fietsers niet over één kam te scheren. Men heeft een tool ontwikkeld die op maat advies geeft hoe lopen gestimuleerd kan worden. Aansluitend geeft Gerard Tertoolen, verkeerspsycholoog, zijn visie op gedrag.

De Stad

Veel stadscentra zijn inmiddels ingericht voor de voetganger, maar met de groei van steden en de noodzaak om de lucht schoon te houden, is het belangrijk dat ook buiten het centrum de voetganger voorrang heeft. Bij de (her-)ontwikkeling in Den Haag wordt steeds de actieve mobiliteit op ‘1’ gezet. Ontwerpprincipes en Haagse voorbeelden worden door Frans Botma met u gedeeld en Norbert Nijhof zoomt in op het belang van een goede Stadsentree, die de bezoeker direct uitnodigt om lopend zijn weg te vervolgen. Erik van Hal vertelt over Eindhoven, die van ‘saai en auto-georiënteerd’ naar een ‘Boeiende Binnenstad’ wil toewerken. Ook hier speelt de benenwagen een belangrijke rol.


Amsterdam heeft op basis van bestaande data uit diverse bronnen in kaart gebracht wat de ‘walkability’ van haar straten is. Op basis van deze gegevens wordt beleid aangepast ten gunste van de voetganger. Johan Olsthoorn vertelt u hier meer over. Het CROW heeft een overzicht gemaakt van eigenschappen waaraan goede voetgangersroutes moeten voldoen en het heeft een methodiek ontwikkeld om de kwaliteit in beeld te brengen. Emile Oostenbrink licht dit toe. En kent u het Nederlands Verplaatsingspanel? Peter van der Mede vertelt er graag over. Door op grote schaal informatie over voetgangersstromen te verzamelen kunnen benchmarks tussen steden gemaakt worden. Zo ontstaat beter inzicht in het huidige gedrag en kan het beleid daarop aangepast worden.


Drukte. De dreiging vanuit terrorisme is aanwezig. Moeten we voetgangersgebieden daarom afzetten met blokken? Wat doet dat met de sfeer en het gevoel van veiligheid? Zijn er andere methodes? Dick van Veen bespreekt dit graag met u. Drukte betekent soms ook dat de doorgang wordt belemmerd voor hulpdiensten en dat bewoners hun huis bijna niet meer in en uit kunnen komen. Op de Wallen in Amsterdam wordt de drukte gemonitord waardoor men kan bijsturen en zo leefbaarheid, veiligheid en toegang beter worden gewaarborgd. Jorn van Dijk en Eric Roscam Abbing geven u inzicht in de vraagstukken, inzichten en handreikingen voor oplossingen.


In dit sessieblok wordt het thema op drie verschillende manier uitgelicht.

• De inrichting van de openbare ruimte heeft grote invloed op het beweeggedrag van alle mensen. Voor een positieve invloed moet de openbare ruimte verleiden en faciliteren. Jan Willem Boots vertelt over het concept Skills Graden dat uitnodigt tot bewegen, sporten, ontmoeten en beleven.  

• Nu steeds meer ouderen langer thuis wonen, wordt een veilige en toegankelijke route nóg belangrijker. Danny van Dijk vertelt over het werk dat hij in Rotterdam gedaan heeft om in kaart te brengen wat de behoeften zijn van deze doelgroep en waar verbeteringen kunnen worden aangebracht op straat.  

• De behoefte om meer te bewegen, het liefst vanaf je eigen voordeur, wordt ondersteund door ‘Stad te voet’. Door wandelroutes aan te laten sluiten op reeds bestaande routes kunnen mensen nabij hun woonhuis starten aan een (langere) wandeling. Frank Hart vertelt er graag meer over in deze sessie.