Program – Københavns Universitet

Non-motorized mobility - Walking and Biking 

2nd Gendering Smart Mobilities workshop
Copenhagen, 21st of April 2018

The workshop addresses walking and cycling both as an upcoming and sustainable modes of transport in the bigger cities of the Nordic Region and through the lense of walking/biking regimes. Looking at these practices as a regime, implies the analysis of walking and biking at multiple levels, in terms of culture, economy, planning, and practice. Currently there is a clear division between the Nordic countries in this respect, where DK serves as a model biking friendly regimes with a high level of overall biking and with a higher equality regarding gender and age. This workshop will focus on the potentials of advancing biking as a daily mode of transport in all Nordic Countries, and address new modes of biking such as Mountain and sports-biking as well as bike sharing systems. In what ways are such new modes of biking gendered? How can they be made more inclusive in terms of planning and innovations in designs etc.? How can the bike systems be linked to city wide transportation and access for all?

Read all panel abstracts here



21st of April

08.30 – 09.00: Registration + coffee

09.00 – 09.10: Welcome/Project Introduction by Hilda Rømer Christensen

09.10 – 10.40: Keynote Speaker 1:                      

Professor Mimi Sheller, Drexel University
The Velo-Mobile Commons for an Equitable Smart City

10.40 – 12.40: Panel 1: Gendering smart biking and intersectional approaches

Dag Balkmar, Örebro University, 
A Violent Regime: Men, Masculinities and Road Conflicts in Sweden

Tanu Priya Uteng, TØI and Hans Martin Espegren, Urban Infrastructure Partners
Bike-sharing as a pathway to sustainable transition in urban mobility: why and how does gender matter?

Jean Ryan, Lund University
Framing and conceptualising potential disadvantage and opportunities for cycling among older women in smart cities

Anna Adlwarth, Karl Franzens-University
From a lady´s hobby horse to the Contessa MTB

12.40 – 13.30: Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00: Keynote Speaker 2:                      

Associate Professor Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Roskilde University
Cyclists as part of cities organism

14.00 – 15.30: Panel 2: Planning and policy making, safety and big data

Denver Vale Nixon, University of Oxford
Community Smarts in Addressing Gender Barriers to Walking and Cycling

Ragnhild Harsvik Ødegaard, Bergen University
Non-motorized mobility – Walking and Biking

Erik Bjørnson Lunke, Jørgen Aarhaug and Tineke de Jong, Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)
Cycling behavior in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger

Tineke de Jong, Aslak Fyhri and Tanu Priya Uteng, Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)
Gender, social inequalities and bicycling – how and why do these intersect?

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00: Panel 3: Contesting Shared biking around the world

Till Koglin, Lund University
Bike sharing mobilities – Creating the commercial urbanite?

Tiffany F. Lam, London School of Economics
Dockless Bikeshare: A game-changer for shared mobility?

Hilda Rømer Christensen, University of Copenhagen
Kingdom of Mobikes. Gendering smart biking in China.

17.00 – 17.30: Panel:  What’s next?

18.00 – 19.00: Smart biking to restaurant Charlottenlund Fort  

19.00 – 21.00: Dinner at restaurant Charlottenlund Fort

Strandvejen 150
2920 Charlottenlund

All participants are welcome – the workshop committee pays for presenters. Extra participants must sign up and pay for the dinner in advance.