Scientists for Cycling Colloquium, 12 June 2017,
Arnhem-Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Thank you!

A warm Thank You to all the participants of the Scientists for Cycling Colloquium, June 12 in Nijmegen. Largely owing to your intellectual energy, many accounts are pointing to the many ways in which we, collectively, "moved the needle" with respect to bicycling-related research.

There are several follow-up activities for which we will continue to roll out progress from the day (e.g., a report out from the science journalist who covered the event, special issue in the Journal of Transport and Land Use, seeding for future workshops on cycling research in the Netherlands).

In the interim, have a look at the photo gallery and the various news and reflections on the day (see overview in grey column on the right).


On behalf of:
-The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and its global network Scientists for Cycling (S4C),
-Radboud University, Nijmegen (Institute for Management Research - IMR) and
-The Province of Gelderland (the Netherlands),
we are pleased to welcome cycling researchers from around the world to participate in the Scientific Colloquium taking place on June 12 prior to Velo-City, 2017 Arnhem-Nijmegen.

We look forward to welcoming to you in our efforts to share and further develop the scientific knowledge base for cycling.

Welcome address

Download the program and list of delegates

More information is provided below.

About the Program

The call for abstracts closed on Monday 10 October 2016. We received over 100 submissions for the scientific colloquium, including more than 70 extended abstracts, 20 full papers and a handful of panel submissions. The final program (to be confirmed at the end of April) will include:

  • Regular presentation sessions in which researchers share findings, new theories, and exemplary case studies. 
  • Sessions with multiple short presentation, to allow participants to obtain a quick overview of the field and share on-going research and case studies.
  • Panels focusing on contentious and emerging topics to bring together academics and practitioners to confirm and challenge the existing knowledge base, identify research needs, and ultimately inform future research programs.
  • The program will also contain insightful plenary addresses.

Contributions were reviewed by our Scientific Steering Committee and the Scientific Steering Board as part of our aim to offer a program with high scientific rigor.


Registration is now OPEN!

Early bird rate (available to all participants and includes food and drinks) will be 90 Euros and will close on 15 April 2017. Students can register at a further discounted rate.

Authors and speakers are required to register by 15 April 2017 to be included in the program. Please note that each registered speaker can only present one paper/abstract and all panel members are required to register for the program.

Once the registration is complete further information about travel and hotel arrangements will follow. Alternatively, please visit the homepage of Velo-City 2017 for information regarding accommodation and travel.

Registration details

Please note that this registration is only valid for the Scientific Colloquium day: 12 June, 2017 and does not provide access to the general conference.

 Early Bird Rate (Until 15 April, 2017)  Standard Rate (15 April - 5 June, 2017)**
 Speakers          € 90
 Non Speakers   € 90
 Students*        € 40
 Speakers        € 140
 Non Speakers € 140
 Students*      € 60

* Students must be able to present a valid University/College photo id at the registration desk
** Note than registration may close early if maximum capacity is reached

International Attendees

Visa Information: Attendees from outside the Netherlands may need to apply for a visa at the Dutch Embassy, consulate, or other visa-issuing office in their country or region of origin. Please make your visa requests early,  as processing can take up to several weeks or months. More information on visa application can be found here. If you need an official letter or invitation to get a Visa please contact, including your full address and mentioning explicitly that the invitation should refer to the ‘Scientists for Cycling Colloquium’.

Venue scientific colloquium

De Vereeniging
Keizer Karelplein 2D
6511 NC Nijmegen (the Netherlands)


For questions about the Scientific Colloquium please contact Fariya Sharmeen, Assistant Professor Sustainable Transportation (Radboud University Nijmegen) via

S4C Colloquium Nijmegen 2017 Scientific Steering Board

  • Kevin J. Krizek, chair, University of Colorado Boulder & Radboud University
  • Karel Martens, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology & Radboud University
  • Maria Hopman, Radboud University
  • Fariya Sharmeen, Radboud University & Imperial College London
  • Manfred Neun, Chair of the Scientists for Cycling Advisory Board, European Cyclists’ Federation

S4C Colloquium Nijmegen 2017 Scientific Steering Committee and Theme Tracks

Planning and policy

  • Karel Martens, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology & Radboud University
  • Susan Handy, University of California Davis
  • Ralph Buehler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Engineering and Infrastructure

  • John Parkin, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Regine Gerike, TU Dresden
  • Peter Furth, Northeastern University
  • Marcus Popkema, Windesheim


  • Maria Hopman, Radboud University
  • Thomas Götschi, University of Zurich
  • Bas de Geus, University of Brussels


  • Luis Vivanco, University of Vermont
  • Ruth Oldenziel, TU Eindhoven
  • Peter Cox, University of Chester (UK)
  • Marco Te Brömmelstroet, University of Amsterdam


  • Serge Hoogendoorn, TU Delft
  • Susanne Balm, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Elenna Dugundji, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)


  • Manfred Neun, Chair of the Scientists for Cycling Advisory Board, European Cyclists’ Federation
  • Erik Verhoef, VU University, Amsterdam
  • Kees van Ommeren, Decisio

More about Scientists for Cycling Network

The Scientists for Cycling network, launched at the Velo-city Global 2010 conference in Copenhagen, arises from the recognition that there is a large number of experts worldwide in many different academic disciplines who are able and ready to contribute to ECF’s mission: to improve and to increase cycling. Research, research plans and scientific-based publications on cycling or cycling-related matters are often not sufficiently connected to (the networks of) other scientists, to professionals and to volunteers who work on cycling. The Scientists for Cycling network is designed to bridge this gap.

More about Velo-City

ECF’s Velo-city conference series is the premier international cycling conference. It is the largest gathering of cycling professionals in the world, both academics and practitioners, where they discuss innovations, ideas and best practice strategies for cycling. The next Velo-city, taking place in 2017, will be organized in the ‘cycling capital of the world’ - the Netherlands. The theme of the conference is ‘the freedom of cycling’, which relates to the physical, economic, social and spiritual freedom of travel and well-being. The conference has a vibrant structure, bringing together cycling professionals from every sector, including academics, politicians, cycling advocates, press and media, cycling networks and communities.