Conference / Cycling / Innovation

Mobycon at Velo-City 2024! 

From June 18-21, over 1500 people from over 60 countries will attend Velo-City 2024 in Ghent, Belgium. This year Strategic Consultant, Dagmar Köhler & Mobility Advisor, Robin Kleine will be there to moderate, speak, and host workshops (see below). We are thrilled to be back for our third year in a row to share our Dutchinspired designs and planning. We hope to contribute and learn from the latest innovations in cycling, active mobility, and sustainable urbanism. If you plan on attending, be sure to stop by our booth, #58, to attend a training, chat, ask us questions, or grab a special Mobycon chocolate! Read below for more details about our Mobycon speakers and events! 

Mobycon Booth 2023

 

 

Mobycon will be located at Booth 58 and wants to meet you! Stop by and chat with us, or stay for one of our Mini-Mobycon Academy Workshops! Come learn about our partnerships, projects, and events we are hosting at Velo-City! Read below for more details!

WIC Networking & Drinks Event

Women in Cycling (WIC) is hosting a Networking & Drinks event at Velo-City, supported by Mobycon! Join us to celebrate diversity in the cycling sector and greet the (new) national Women in Cycling Networks.

Details: Monday, 17 June, 8pm @ Dragon Bar, Klein Turkije 18, 9000 Gent

Entry is free and open to all genders. Register here.

Mobycon Speaking at Velo-City!

Women in Cycling: Bringing Diversity to the Bike Sector

Session 2.2: Connecting People & Communities

Moderator: Dagmar Köhler

Tuesday, June 18 @ 12:15 – 13:15 CEST 

Women in Cycling is an initiative created 3 years ago by CIE, ECF, Velokonzept, Mobycon and CONEBI aiming to connect women working in the cycling sector to act together for more visibility, impact and leading seats in the cycling sector. We want to empower women and strive towards transforming the system fundamentally by including the needs of underrepresented groups and highlighting the need for change on a more structural level. In this session we will discus solutions towards a more divers bicycle sector and highlight the strenghth of networks that contribute to empowering women in the cycling sector!

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No Place for Speed-Pedelecs? Road Allocation Challenges and what they Reveal 

Session 6.4: Connecting Regions, Cities, and Neighborhoods 

Moderator & Speaker: Dagmar Köhler

Wednesday, June 19 @ 14:30 – 15:15 CEST 

“Speed-Pedelecs are electric bicycles capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 km/h. However, their best place on the road remains an unsolved question: Should they ride on the road to avoid a threat to conventional bicyclists or should they ride on cycling infrastructure to be protected from motor traffic? In this session, participants will get an overview of the differences in regulatory frameworks across several European countries and discuss latest insights from Germany, Switzerland, Germany and Flanders, Belgium. In this session, we will discuss implications for integrating speed pedelecs into existing transport systems, bridging research with practice. Empowering practitioners, advocates, and policymakers, this session fosters informed decision-making to shape the future of urban mobility.” 

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Bits & Bikes

Technical Visit

Speaker: Robin Kleine

Wednesday 19 June: 13:30-16:00

During this technical visit, you will learn how the City of Ghent and its partners use innovative technologies and data to make the city safer, healthier, more accessible and cleaner… Imec will then tell you everything about the Megabits project in which data from various sources as Telraam and bike counters are collected in data spaces. 

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CIE: Data-Driven Cycling: Maximizing the Benefits of Floating Bike Data 

Session 12.3: Connecting Industries & Sectors 

Speaker: Robin Kleine

Friday, June 21 @ 11:00 – 11:45 CEST 

“The Cycling and ITS Session at Velo-City Ghent will focus on the work being carried out by the MegaBITS project to develop a comprehensive data set for ‘Floating Bike Data’. ‘Floating Bike Data’ has the potential to provide valuable data for city planners and policy makers on the trips and trace data that cyclists in their city or region make. This data can help inform better infrastructure planning, routing and even traffic management for cyclists. The use cases are almost limitless. What’s key is that floating bike data will bring a layer of accuracy and granularity to cycling that has never been achieved before. In this panel, partners of the MegaBITS project as well as technology providers will discuss successful applications of floating bike data, and where a developed, standardised data set could take cycling and urban planning in the future.” 

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Mobilizing Europe’s Green Ambitions through Bicycles and Intelligent Transport Systems (MegaBITS), is a collaboration of ambitious partners consisting of cities and regions (Copenhagen, Hamburg, province of Antwerp, Le Havre, Overijssel, Zwolle and Enschede) and others (CIE, imec, Chalmers) in which cycling data and ITS is used to improve cycling conditions in the various regions and beyond. Mobycon’s Robin Kleine will be demonstrating the use and maximization of floating bike data. Learn more about MegaBITS here

Mini-Mobycon Academy Workshops

Mobycon will offer five sessions in total, all held at our booth, #58. Learn how to use Streetsketch, an online tool for street design, or learn how to design safe and protected roundabouts! These sessions are taught by one of Mobycon’s own, Anna Wyner or Robin van der Griend. Visit our booth to sign up!

Robin van der Griend

Sustainable Mobility Consultant & Street Designer

Anna Wyner

Sustainable Mobility Consultant


Velo-City bikes 2023

The Velo-city 2024 conference will be held in Ghent, Belgium from June 18-21. For more information about programming and registration, see their website: https://www.velo-city-conference.com/  

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