Welcome to the Manchester Cycling Lab!

The goal of the Manchester Cycling Lab was to turn Manchester into a real-life laboratory for the study of cycling. This involved working in collaboration with Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and local businesses to identify the gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in order to facilitate the Better By Cycle programme and transform Manchester into a cycling city. Understanding user and stakeholder needs has been central to this approach in order to develop a complementary programme of applied research projects that support a cycling transition while harnessing the knowledge and capacity of the University.

The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account.

The research has been taken forward within various projects in Greater Manchester. Please find latest updates and opportunities for enagement via Twitter (@McrCyclingLab) and contact Gabriele Schliwa (gabriele.schliwa@manchester.ac.uk) in case of any questions. 


Cycling & Society Symposium 2015 - Call for Abstracts

19th March, 2015

The University of Manchester and the University of Salford are pleased to jointly host the 12th Cycling and Society Symposium. Researchers are invited to contribute to a two-day event to bring together the latest thinking and evidence on the relationship between cycling, society and the built environment.


Mobile phone apps: a rich source of data for cycle infrastructure planning?

6th February, 2015

Discuss our reserach on mobile phone data for cycling infrastructure planning in the current Viewpoint of Local Transport Today (Issue 664)

For reference please use "Schliwa*, Bell, Evans & Mason (2015), Local Transport Today (LLT) Issue 664, Viewpoint, p. 18."

*Corresponding author, please email gabriele.schliwa@manchester.ac.uk for any questions or feedback.


Can cycling apps inform smart infrastructure planning?

22nd December, 2014

The results of our research into the representativeness of Strava Cycling app data are now published in Parsons Brinckerhoff's current EFR issue, please find the article here.

Authors: Benjamin Bell, James Evans, Christopher Mason, Gabriele Schliwa* 

*Corresponding author, please email gabriele.schliwa@manchester.ac.uk for any questions or feedback.




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