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Webinar: Diversity: Is sustainable transport inclusive of our city’s diverse communities?


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak we have decided to move our bi-monthly seminars online, and turn them into webinars! We will be using Zoom to host the webinar, and will be in touch via email about how to get set up closer to the event.

Around 14% of the adult population of England and Wales are from black, Asian, minority ethnic backgrounds, in Scotland this is 4%. The figure is higher for the under 16 population. In 2019 the Department for Transport published a report that highlighted white adults walk and cycle the most. Black and ethnic minority (BAME) groups, women, people from more deprived neighbourhoods, those with disabilities and older people are typically under-represented in walking and cycling, for a range of complex reasons, and yet, they are a significant part of the population that has the potential to help contribute to a paradigm shift in active travel.

In this seminar we invite speakers to talk about their work with BME groups, discussing the barriers around outdoor activity, and how we can encourage more inclusive use of sustainable transport in Manchester and beyond.

Speakers include:

Patrick Steele will be speaking about his involvement with the Manchester Dragon Cycling Club and introducing Chinese ethnic minorities to the cycling culture.

Hayley Al-Siaidi will be discussing Arup’s work with Sustrans to better understand how to make cycling in urban areas accessible and attractive for everyone. Specifically considering the common barriers and solutions to increasing cycling among women, disabled people, older people, people from ethnic minorities and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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Event Details

Location Online
Start Thursday 30 Apr 2020 12:45pm
Finish Thursday 30 Apr 2020 2:00pm
Organised by Healthy Active Cities (Salford University)

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