Monday - Deep Dive Sessions

On Monday 7 October you can join some exciting long form workshops. This is your chance to have a more deep-dive into subjects. Some workshops will take the whole day, some are 1,5 hours. But it’s all about sharing knowledge and deep dive conversation. 

These are the workshops we announce so far:

Nudging people to walk more for transport. Strategies that change travel behaviours

In this 3-hour workshop Alice Woodruff, Director at Active City, will share a snapshot of behaviour change insights and methods that encourage people to walk more for transport. She will present examples of successful behavioural interventions delivered in a range of settings and scales, from workplaces to whole neighbourhoods.

Participants will workshop specific strategies and apply learning to their own examples and come away with methods to apply to their local transport context.

Alice will be joined by Daan Zegwaart who will share a case study of the Rotterdam Mobility as a Service (MaaS) experiment, which applied a mobility budget to influence people’s travel behaviour.

Alice is a travel behaviour change practitioner based in Melbourne Australia. She specialises in designing and implementing strategies to manage travel demand to city-centres, major workplaces, hospitals, schools and during major transport disruptions.

Pro-walk networks: lessons learned and next steps towards a collective Action Plan

This workshop proposal is developed by America Walks, Como Anda (project by Cidade Ativa and Corrida Amiga) and International Federation of Pedestrians. The main goal of this workshop is to build up on the discussions had during the W21 Bogota workshop - tools, challenges and opportunities of convening local, regional and international networks of organizations so that they can work directly or indirectly with pedestrian mobility and collaborate and interact better in the future. Through dynamic and interactive methodologies, we want to share our experiences in network mapping, development, monitoring and articulation, while also allowing participants to share their stories. We want to make sure that all participants become protagonists of the activity, in a co-constructed process where we can learn from one another. The workshop will have global representation with an effort to engage many organizations from all over the world to take part and participate in this activity.

Leadership Development Laboratory - Driving walking policy change through transformational leadership

Leadership is importance in influencing followers to pursue objectives and attain outcomes is greatly recognized. It is important to go beyond designated and high-level leaders to leaders and stewards at different levels of society who have a role to play in influencing action on policy. This hand-on laboratory seeks to strengthen the leadership competence and strategies of advocates, decision-makers, practitioners and researchers to influence and navigate the complex political and policy environment to deliver effective walking policy outcomes.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to explain the role of leadership in walking policy change. Explain the strategies policy change agents utilize to mobilize action and deliver solutions. Identify specific change actions you will implement to drive walking policy in your setting. Develop a change action strategy.

Micromobilities: a Tsunami for our sidewalks or an opportunity to rethink what sharing the road is all about

The issue of micromobilities is becoming a hot topic for many cities around the world. How to share the space between different users of the urban realm? This poses overwhelming technical challenges, and at a more profound level, it asks us to reconsider some of our deeply ingrained notions of ways to share space.

Cities are pressed to act, but they struggle with a lot of questions. How to deal with space management, legal recognition and backlash from the traditional users of the road space? We believe NOW is precisely the time to step back from a simple “controversy mode” and take the time and collective intelligence to address these issues in a comprehensive and holistic manner.

What is a street, a cycle-lane or a sidewalk for? Should these mobility spaces be replaced by other ways of organizing cohabitation in the face of a larger spectrum of modes and speeds?

Measuring Walking: how to collect data with few resources? A workshop to share ideas making your next data collection ea

Despite many efforts worldwide to collect data about walking and sojourning it is challenging. Mainly due to their characteristics, lack of knowledge and established practices as well as perceived expenses. The workshop will provide an overview of some current inexpensive and easy to use tools, in particular to assess street level characteristics, count pedestrians, estimate mobility patterns and assess policies. In round table discussions we will exchange experiences about methods and share tools that are functional in all communities. Also those with few resources but a high need for data. We will discuss advantages of high and low tech approaches. Please bring your knowledge, experiences and ideas to the table!

Finally, we will take the workshop onto the street to try out and demonstrate some measuring techniques. The scope will depend on the local situation and weather.

Measuring Walking Team (