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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | London: Bike city? [Audio]

LSE Literary Festival 2017 | London: Bike city? [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Aldred, Emily Chappell, Michael Hutchinson | All over the country, cycling is growing fast as a spectator sport and pastime. In London, it is also booming as a transport choice, spurred on by packed tubes and shiny new cycle lanes. What's the appeal? Physical thrill? Mindful flow? Simple practicality? Nonconformity? Our panel consider why cycling got this big and what its future is in London. Can it get too popular and are we headed for civil war on the roads? What would we need to make London a cycling utopia? Rachel Aldred (@RachelAldred)is Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster and one of the Progress 1000 Most Influential Londoners. One of her research projects (Near Miss Project) was awarded Cycling Initiative of the Year 2015 by Total Women’s Cycling. Since November 2012 she has twice been elected as a Trustee of the London Cycling Campaign and is Chair of its Policy Forum. Emily Chappell (@emilychappell) has worked as a cycle courier in Londo