27 Feb to 1 Mar 2016, Taipeh, Taiwan
Conference Theme - Evolution of Cycling
- Urban Transitions:
The scale of urban growth hinges on transportation. Cities have grown in size as humans gain mobility overtime from foot and wagons to automobiles and trains. Again, multiple transport modalities and combinations that include bicycles are transforming modern cities. As bicycles are added to the transport portfolio and even become the mainstream choice, how will cites metamorphose in response? How do bicycles help build the livable cities we anticipate?
- Moving Lifestyles:
Cycling slows down the hastiness of urban life. It is the cushion for cities’ hustle and bustle. Pedaling around their neighborhoods, into the lanes and alleys, people rebuild connections with others. With that, they are able to savor the lovely moments in life, once again. Now that bicycles have become an integral part of people’s life, what are the new lifestyles they have introduced?
- Sustainable Economies:
Automobiles give rise to suburban malls. Trains and subways propel shopping centers at stations. Each different transport modality nourishes a unique business ecosystem. The use of bicycles can create jobs and contribute to economic growth, according to an ECF report in 2014. The increasing number of cyclists directly boosts tourism, retailing, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, etc. On top of that, what else local economic activities can they facilitate? What are the potential business types and models for the growing cyclist population?
- Sharing Societies:
The concept of sharing vehicles has evolved. People begin to share public transport and then automobiles, followed by bicycles, to conserve the environment and reduce transportation costs. In terms of usage, the concept has morphed from individual ownership to shared vehicles; in terms of right of way, from car-oriented to green transport oriented. Sharing has become a way of establishing sustainable mobility systems. How does bike-sharing affect people’s idea of vehicles and roads? How should policies address such shared benefits? What are other innovations of sharing?
- Design in Motion:
A defining momentum behind growth and innovation, design thinking is a powerful tool to systematically analyze and tackle with problems, especially for urban development challenges. Velo-city Global 2016 will feature a series of interactive sessions for bicycle manufacturers, city planners, and policy makers to learn from intensive brainstorming and discussions. Such mind-blowing meetings are the best way to inspire meaningful exchanges among international experts.
19 to 21 Oct 2016, Singapore
The second edition of LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) will happen here in Singapore on 19-21 October 2016.
Themed “Innovating Transport for Liveable Cities”, SITCE 2016 will focus on innovative solutions for urban transport systems. Bringing together authorities, policy-makers, urban planners, transport operators as well as solution providers, the event will set the stage for a meaningful discussion of innovative solutions for issues and challenges faced by all in the business of urban transport.
Comprising of a trade exhibition, a congress, technical visits and various networking opportunities, SITCE 2016 promises a week of in-depth dialogues and forums, exchange of ideas as well as opportunities to expand your business networks.