Breakout sessions

Breakout sessions 14:00 - 15:40

Breakout session 1 – Climate change and inequalities

This breakout session will feature presentations and short Q&A sessions by a range of speakers and organisations who will discuss how we can work together to face the climate emergency and overcome inequalities.

Session Chair: Daisy Narayanan, Senior Manager at City of Edinburgh Council

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gavin Thomson, Transport Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • Eleanor Pratt, Climate Resilience Coordinator at Adaptation Scotland
  • George Chalmers, Resident at Milnbank Housing Association
  • Ellie Harrison, Author and Campaigner
  • Lilith Cooper, Blogger, author, and cyclist at Gears for Queers
  • Evelyn Sneddon and Yvonne Smith, Vice Chair and Committee Member at Robert Smith Court Community Group
  • Mirren Kennedy, Community Engagement Officer for Equality Cycles at Rosemount Development Trust 

Breakout session 2 – Road safety and inequalities

This breakout session will feature presentations and short Q&A sessions from a range of speakers and organisations who will discuss how we can work together to make our roads safer and overcome inequalities.

Session Chair: Keith Irving, Chief Executive, Cycling Scotland

Confirmed speakers:

  • George Henry, National Operations Manager at Transport Scotland
  • Simon Strain, Interim Head of Infrastructure Delivery at Sustrans Scotland
  • Rowena Colpitts, Head of Transport Planning and Engineering, TP&E
  • Isa Mallick, Project Manager of Youth Work at Yusuf Youth Initiative
  • Davis Paton, Driver Trainer at Lothian Buses
  • Colin Young, Cycling by Design Steering Group at SCOTS (Society of Chief Officers of Transport in Scotland), Cycling by Design 

Recordings of all sessions will be available to registered attendees.