Seminar #1 – Bike Share and Our Cities (18/10/2018)

Date – Thursday 18th October 2018

Location – The Old Fire Station, University of Salford

The University of Salford invites you to join us for the inaugural seminar of our ‘Sustainable Transport Futures’ series: ‘Bike Share and our cities’, featuring the launch of brand new research on bike sharing schemes.

With cycling riding high on the Greater Manchester agenda, and the area’s Mobike bike share scheme in the news, this seminar is an opportunity to hear more about the ways in which bike share could contribute to developing more sustainable and active cities. As cities around UK and the world adopt this technology we ask what we can learn from experiences so far.

This seminar is aimed at those interested in sustainable transport including researchers, practitioners, transport professionals, students and policy-makers.

The seminar will include the findings of a recent study undertaken by researchers from University of Salford and University of Central Lancashire in partnership with British Cycling. The research investigated bike share in the context of Greater Manchester,and asked if bike share works, who it works for, and how it can work better. It considered the reasons people use such services, the impact it has, and how we can help more people benefit from it.

We are joined (by teleconference) by a team from University of South Australia, who have insights to share from their current work on bike share in Adelaide.

The seminar is the first of a series of bimonthly seminars featuring a range of experts and topics including autonomous vehicles, mobility as a service and active travel.


12:00 – Registration with lunch

12:30 – Welcome from Professor Phil Brown, University of Salford

12:40 – Presentations and discussion

  • Bike Share and British Cycling. Allison Coles. Research Insights and projects manager, British Cycling
  • The Greater Manchester Bike Share Survey Mags Adams (University of Central Lancashire), Nicholas Davies (School of the Built Environment, University of Salford) and Graeme Sherriff, (Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford)
  • Bike Share in Adelaide – user perspectives. Andrew Allan, University of South Australia

13:50 Close

The event in will held in the Old Fire Station on the University’s Peel Park Campus.

Cycle parking is available opposite the Fire Station at Maxwell building and is monitored by CCTV.  The University is a 25 minute walk from Manchester City Centre.  For travel by other modes please refer to our website:

Presentations and material from seminar:

Greater Manchester Bike Share, University of Salford 2018

Bike Share and British Cycling, Allison Coles, British Cycling

Bike Share in Adelaide – user perspectives, Andrew Allan, University of South Australia