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21 October 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:30
Boosting Bikenomics on islands: the transformative power of improving cycling conditions for more attractive, more accessible and healthier islands. What local policies?
In cooperation with Conebi & Dutch Cycling Embassy
There is huge potential for improving cycling conditions on islands, to the advantage of both residents and tourists. Analysis of costs and benefits shows that island societies can profit from proper cycling infrastructure in several ways, as they become more sustainable, more social, safer, wealthier, healthier and happier. There is ample evidence, not only from various regions around the world but also specifically from islands that have already invested in alternatives to car dependency. Sustainable tourism, as well, is embracing more and more this sort of solution as an increasing number of visitors seek an environmentally friendly way of vacationing.
What policies can be developed and applied to promote the growth of bicycle infrastructure and move towards sustainable mobility and tourism, with economic and health implications? What good practices are in place?
- Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the Islands
11.05 Setting the scene
- Lucas Harms – Managing Director, Dutch Cycling Embassy
- Manuel Marsilio – General Manager, Conebi
11.20 Presentations of Best practices from islands
- Tosca van der Zwaag – Project Manager, Folkersma Routing en Sign B.V.
- Tristen Dodd – Head Transport, Highways & Infrastruture, Government of Jersey
- Lindsay De Sausmarez – President of the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure Vice-President of the Committee for Employment & Social Security, States of Guernsey
- Laura-Sue Mallia – Director, Transport Malta
12.00 Round Table with the speakers
Introduction & moderation: Silvia Livoni – Marketing Strategist, Luxury Bike Hotels – Founder, Bike Hubs – The importance of communication for islands, both internally for the involvement of communities and outside for tourism