As cycling continues to rise on the policy agenda in cities world wide, it’s important to address the gender gap in cycling. While it’s important to understand why women don’t cycle, it’s also important to understand and celebrate why they do. Tiffany Lam held a zine launch and a panel to discuss just this.
The archived facebook live video here: https://www.facebook.com/1ookmumnohands/videos/2468465066513063/
To an audio recording via the Wheel Suckers Podcast on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wheelsuckerspodcast/live-panel-mind-the-cycling-gender-gap
and itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/live-panel-mind-the-cycling-gender-gap/id1223765234?i=1000411825807&mt=2
You can also listen to our interview with Tiffany here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/live-panel-mind-the-cycling-gender-gap/id1223765234?i=1000411825807&mt=2
Tiffany Lam (Chair of the panel)
Tiffany is a researcher at LSE Cities and has expertise in gender and active/sustainable urban mobility. She wrote her masters dissertation at LSE Cities on the gender gap and other inequalities in cycling and created a zine to elevate gender-inclusive cycling in the policy and public arena. She has done cycling advocacy in Washington, DC, New York City, and London, and is grateful for all the wonderful people she’s met along the way.
Emma lives and works in London. She relies on her bicycle, Wallace (a Wild Wind Puch), cycling pretty much every day whether to and from work, to classes and activities, to meet friends for fun times or for general exploring around and beyond the city.
Kay Hughes is founder of Khaa, a consultancy that focuses on design briefing and design team selection. She was previously Principal design adviser and Head of Design for the Olympic Park London 2012, worked internationally as a client at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and was part of the Sport England Major Projects team. She chairs the Otterpool Park Garden Town and co-chairs the HS2 Euston design review panels and is part of the National Infrastructure Commission winning team VeloCity.
Nikki trained as a cycling instructor with the aim of getting more women and girls cycling. She is usually found teaching Bikeability courses to primary school kids but also instructs refugee women and girls with The Bike Project. Although she's from London Nikki much prefers to be cycling touring or on a mountain bike far away from the city.
Paola is an Italian architect working in the masterplanning and urban design team at Karakusevic Carson Architects, who are at the forefront of urban regeneration and housing architecture across London. As a masterplanning specialist, Paola maintains a keen interest in the investigation of cities, their evolution and growth. In 2015 she completed a PhD with a thesis on the work of the English town planner, educator and editor Jaqueline Tyrwhitt. She graduated with Distinction in Architecture and Urban Design Studies at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy, in 2010.
Simone hails from Greenwich and is the founder of Bike Freedom, a cycle workshop that aims to provide different types of cyclists - particularly people on low incomes - access to bikes, bike safety lessons, and bike maintenance lessons. Bike Freedom does not have a permanent base and instead does pop-up events in and around London. Follow Bike Freedom on Twitter at @bikefreedom247
BUY Mind the Cycling Gender Gap Zine!
Online via Microcosm Publishing microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/9549
In London at Pages of Hackney pagesofhackney.co.uk
Artwordss Shoreditch + Broadway Market www.artwords.co.uk/
Broken Spoke Co-op bsbcoop.org/
We'd like to thank everyone that joined us on the night, online, our superb panel, and Tiffany for organising and hosting a night full of food for thought.