Children´s healthy mobility. Moving from small school project to national recommendation.
Anna-Karin Lindqvist, Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology
Anna-Karin has years of experience leading a multidisciplinary research team concerning children´s healthy mobility. She has been appointed Innovator of the Year 2018 and received the Marie Curie Seal of excellence.
Anna-Karin will go through creating and disseminating national health promoting recommendations with a special focus on children. She will talk about combining learning and gamification to promote active school transportation, using empowerment to build a sustainable project and utilizing children’s enthusiasm to overcome parents’ hesitation.
EU’s bicycle strategy’s impact on Finland – discussion
Henna Virkkunen, Member of the European Parliament VeloFinland’s Friday afternoon brings you a rare opportunity to hear directly from Henna Virkkunen, a Finnish member of the European Parliament. Henna will be joined by Lauha Fried (Policy Director, Cycling Industries Europe) and Martti Tulenheimon (Chief Specialist, Pyöräliitto) to discuss the impact and opportunities that EU’s bicycle strategy will have on development of bicycle traffic in Finland.
An interview with cartoonist Tiitu Takalo
Tiitu is a cartoonist, illustrator, painter and a feminist from Tampere. Takalo’s most recent cartoon Polkimilla – Nyt, ennen ja tulevaisuudessa (Suuri kurpitsa 2023), was created in collaboration with academy research fellow, Tiina Männistö-Funk.
The interview will introduce us to Takalo and the background of the cartoon, which is loosely based on Männistö-Funk’s research and talks about the changes in the place that bicycling holds in urban traffic, including personal experiences the author has had while riding a bike.
Geoprivacy – a platform for open sharing of anonymised cycling data
Juha Oksanen, Prof. Head of Department, Geoinformatics and Cartography, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
As the Head of Department, Juha and his research team have worked for years with topics relating to individual level location data privacy questions.
Juha’s presentation will give concrete examples of the vast potential that a platform for open sharing of anonymised cycling data can bring to traffic planning and creating new, livable urban environments.