CfP, 4th Cycling Research Board Annual Meeting – “The Future, Past & Present, and Scale of Cycling”, 26-28 October 2020, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

“The Future, Past, Present, and Scale of Cycling”

The Cycling Research Board (CRB) holds an annual meeting to share and discuss academic research on cycling. This year’s meeting, organized by Eindhoven University of Technology, is being paired with a Dutch cycling policy conference on Smart Cycling Futures. The CRB Annual Meeting actively seeks to bring together a broad range of researchers, from social scientists to engineers, historians and philosophers interested to better understand, and plan for the role of cycling in the present, past and future. The first three CRB Annual Meetings took place in Nijmegen (2017), Amsterdam (2018) and Delft (2019) with participants from across Europe and North America and growing representation from other regions.

We invite high quality research papers and/or presentations from all fields of study and disciplinary backgrounds. We particularly welcome inter- or transdisciplinary work by early career researchers, from wild ideas to empirical results. The CRB Annual Meeting is a unique gathering built around interdisciplinary networking opportunities for both academics and practitioners or policymakers involved in research to strengthen alliances and facilitate the transfer of knowledge to action. We offer a constructive environment in which mutual support in developing joint and individual academic products (e.g. papers, research proposals) is central, giving us all energy to continue our endeavors for a holistic understanding of cycling.

What makes the CRB Annual Meeting different from other transportation conferences is the quality of discussion that is possible in a specialized setting, as opposed to large gatherings that address (urban) mobility as a whole. Essential to this is a well-structured social and workshop program that seeks to both share and generate new ideas for cycling research. Each Annual Meeting also offers social events (e.g. documentary screenings) and dedicated workshops on important skills for researchers (past examples include e.g. How to give high quality presentations; How to fruitfully engage with popular media).


Deadline for submission:       1 July 2020
Notification of acceptance:   1 August 2020
4th CRB Annual Meeting:       26-28 October 2020

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic makes conference planning challenging. While we prefer a conference on location over other options, we also prepare for a scenario in which the conference takes place largely or completely by digital means. We expect to take a decision on this around September 10th. In case the conference takes place on location, this will be in full accordance with the regulations from the Dutch government and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. For the latest information, please consult their websites at and

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