7è Congrés – Programme

7th International Congress
XVIII Iberian Congress Programme

7–8 October 2021

The programme will include presentations and communications based around the following themes:

THEME 1 – RESILIENT CITIES AND REGIONS

Urban environments are dynamic in nature, undergoing a continuous process of transformation and change. In the current context of the health and climate crisis, our cities and regions are faced with a large number of challenges that will test their resilience. On the other hand, this situation also offers a unique opportunity to promote a new model of mobility where the bicycle will play a leading role during the coming decades.

THEME 2 – PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Online trends in consumption have left local trade and the urban distribution of goods at a critical point. In this context, the bicycle can become a tool for transformation that contributes to the recovery of the local economy and the reduction of the negative impact associated with last mile logistics. Furthermore, this commitment to the bicycle and its growing involvement in cities and regions can provide an opportunity for the emergence of new innovation initiatives.

THEME 3 – PROMOTION, MONITORING AND GOVERNANCE

Plans, strategies, roadmaps… all the policies aimed at promoting the use of the bicycle must include new models of governance open to active participation and cooperation between the public and private sectors, and possessing the ability to adapt flexibly and effectively to external conditions. Policies whose priority must be to encourage people to use the bicycle, making this experience safe, comfortable and highly motivating.

THEME 4 – CITIES AND REGIONS FOR THE PEOPLE

The predominant urban model of the last century focused on meeting the demands of private vehicles. The cities and regions of the 21st century must work to be more and more inclusive, putting people and their needs back at the centre of decision-making. Cycling cities and regions contribute significantly to this new conception of city and region.

THEME 5 – ECOLOGY, HEALTH AND SPORT

The current crisis is forcing us to rethink our lifestyle as a society. In addition, we have more and more data that reveals the impact on our health of our everyday habits and the environments in which we live. In this context, cities and regions have to meet the demands of these new, more active and healthy lifestyles by integrating natural spaces in urban and interurban areas.

THEME 6 – CYCLING COMMUNITIES AND PARTICIPATION

Organizations, associations and the community play a key role in the definition, implementation and consolidation of policies aimed at increasing the participation of the bicycle in different areas. Different systems of governance and participation must be set up to guarantee the representativeness of the various groups and to make this collaboration fair and effective.

7th October 2021

08:30
Registration
09:30
Opening: The role of the bike in a context of health and climate crisis

Auditorium

Ricard Font, General Secretary of the Department of the Vice-Presidency, Digital Policies and Territory, Generalitat de Catalunya

Janet Sanz, Deputy Mayor of Ecology, Urbanism, Infrastructures and Mobility of Barcelona City Council

Antoni Poveda, Vice President of Mobility, Transport and Sustainability of the AMB

José Manuel Caetano, President of the FPCUB

Laura Vergara Román, President and General coordinator of ConBici

10:00
Plenary 1: Strategies of cities, metropolises and territories for the bicycle

Auditorium

Moderator: Xavier Flores Garcia, General Director of Infraestructures and Mobility, Generalitat de Catalunya

Susana Morales, Director of Mobility Planning of Bogotá (Colombia)

Veronica Tasciotti, Councilor for Sport, Tourism,of Rome (Italy)

Pierre Soulard, Head of the Urban Mobility Service at Métropole de Lyon (France)

11:00
COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING
14:30
LUNCH + NETWORKING
15:45
Exhibition of the twenty-time world champion, Ot Pi Play, as part of the campaign "White bike = Stop accidents"
16:00
Plenary 2: Management of cycling cities and regions

Auditorium

Moderator: Ruth Lamas, Officer of Barcelona Metropolitan Bicycle Bureau

Antoni Poveda, Vice President of Mobility, Transport and Sustainability of the AMB

Giusseppe Grezzi, Councilor for Mobility of the Valencia City Council

Diego Gomez, Head of the Mobility Administrative Service of the Seville City Council.

Esther Díez Valero – Councilor for Mobility, Traffic and the Environment, Elche City Council

17:00
Plenary 3: The commitment to intermodality

Auditorium

Moderator: Lluis Alegre, director of the Mobility Area of the Barcelona ATM

Marise Bezema, Head of Mobility Services NS – Netherlands

Oriol Juncadella i Fortuny, Director of the FGC Operadora

18:00
Closing day 2 + Social Agenda Information

Video abstracts

During the two days in which the 7è Congrés Internacional de la Bicicleta and the XVIII Congreso Ibérico “La bicicleta y la ciudad” take place, communications in video format can be seen in Room 3 of the AXA Auditorium.

8th October 2021

08:30
Registration
09:00
Plenary 1: Governance and interaction between the social fabric and administrations

Auditorium

Moderator: Jorge Cohelo, Member of the FPCUB Sustainable Mobility Advisory Council

Pierre Serne, President of the French Cycling Towns and Regions Club

10:00
Plenary 2: The city and the region from different perspectives

Auditorium

Moderator: Òscar Chamat, Ciudad-hub coproducer.

Sara Ortiz, Urban planner and sociologist at Col·lectiu Punt 6 SCCL

Lucy Saunders, Director of Healthy Streets

Juan Ortiz, Managing Director of the Zaragoza Area Transport Consortium

11:00
COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING
14:30
LUNCH + NETWORKING
16:00
Plenary 3: Taking advantage of funding opportunities to boost the bike

Auditorium

Moderator: Laura Vergara Román, President and General coordinator of ConBici

Antonio Pérez Peña, Director of the General Cycling Bureau of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda

Teresa Prohias – Director of Services Department of the Vice-presidency i de Polítiques Digitals i Territori, Generalitat de Catalunya

17:00
Closure

Laura Vergara Román, President and General coordinator of ConBici

Xavier Flores, General Director of Infraestructures and Mobility, Generalitat de Catalunya

The official languages of the 7è Congrés Internacional de la Bicicleta and XVIII Congreso Ibérico “La bicicleta y la ciudad” are Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese.
A simultaneous translation service into Catalan, Spanish and English will be available for those sessions taking place in the Auditorium.