Speaker Series #6 - Future of mobility - Bikes first

Topic: “Future of Mobility – Bikes first?! “ A breath of fresh air in Europe’s cities – is this the end of car-centric decades in Europe?

  • Andreas Røhl, Associate, Mobility Lead at Gehl Architects
  • Dr. Benjamin Büttner, TUM
  • Matej Praprotnik,  Bicycle Mayor of Ljubljana 🚲
  • Stefanie Schlattmann, CFO of Avocargo

Time and Place: Donnerstag, den 01.12.2022, von 18.30 – 20.00 Uhr, Am Bavariapark 5, 80339 München (Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum)

Registration: here

Global cities are becoming cycle friendly – not just after the „seismic shift“ during the pandemic. Cycling is a major global trend, with several city governments announcing bold ambitions to swap cars for bikes. The shift from car to bike has the potential to benefit the environment with less energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Moreover, increasing the share of bicycles in the modal split can benefit businesses, public health, and the quality of life in metropolitan areas.

Together with European experts in cycling and leaders in human-centered sustainable mobility we are looking at the following questions:

  • What are the global trends in bike-first approaches from Amsterdam  to Ljubljana?
  • How do I bring change to the city?
  • What is needed for a bike-friendlier Munich?
  • What are the current challenges in the implementation?

This session of the MCube SpeakerSeries is a collaboration with the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum and Deutsche Bahn Connect GmbH, within their special exhibition on bike sharing – cycling reinvented. Since the first rental bikes rolled through Munich in the late 1990’s, bike sharing has established itself as an indispensable mobility concept. Nowadays, you can get on a rental bike almost anywhere and make a contribution to the change in traffic patterns. In 80 cities and municipalities in Germany, for example, you can hop on one of over 13,000 bikes offered by DB Call-a-Bike, one of the pioneers of bike-sharing systems.

We are looking forward to the impulses of the following experts:

Stefanie Schlattmann

CFO of Avocargo

Stefanie started her career in Investment Banking / Mergers & Acquisitions at Barclays and Duff & Phelps, where she worked for 7 years on industrials, tech and mobility transactions throughout Europe. In particular, advising corporate venture capital clients on their strategic investments, sparked her interest in both the startup world and sustainable urban mobility. Having been raised in the bicycle city of Münster, Stefanie decided to join Avocargo in November 2021 as CFO, after having worked on her own startup and advisory projects for about 2 years.

Matej Praprotnik

Bicycle Mayor of Ljubljana

Matej works as a radio producer at the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija in Ljubljana. His daily commute to work is 30 minutes of happiness. He is passionate about radio journalism and cycling. Matej became a bicycle mayor of Ljubljana in June 2022 during the Velo-City conference. He spent some time living in Lisbon and San Francisco studying communication science, journalism and product design. 

Andreas Røhl

Associate, Mobility Lead at Gehl Architects

Andreas has extensive experience creating efficient urban transport systems, with a consistent focus on transport as a means to creating liveable cities. He has worked at both national and city levels and has acted as transport consultant for cities including Vancouver and Copenhagen. His 7 year position as director of the Bicycle Programme at the City of Copenhagen, has provided Andreas with unique insights into delivering on high profile political agendas, as well as promoting cycling in urban areas via both hard and soft infrastructure.

Dr. Benjamin Büttner

TUM

Benjamin Büttner has worked as the Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning at is the head of the Research Group on Accessibility Planning at TUM. He received his PhD in engineering after having completed a German Diploma in geography. Currently works in the fields of accessibility planning and decision and policy making. Urban transitions, tactial urbanism and street experiments are the foci of his professional skills. He led multiple research projects ranging from regional to European level and is a regular participant in governance discussions (INZELL initiative, EMM) within the region of Munich. He is an active reviewer for multiple high profile research journals on the editorial board of the Journal of Transport Geography and since 2019 he is the head of the EIT Urban Mobility “Doctoral Training Network” which includes 60 interdisciplinary PhD students all over Europe. Since 2020 he is the founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Mobility.