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Seminar: "BiciBús movement?"

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Our researcher Gemma Simón will be giving a seminar at ICTA-UAB. This seminar will be a hybrid event, with attendees having the option of attending via Zoom (emailed to you following sign up) or in person at ICTA-UAB.


Seminar: "BiciBús movement? A mapping experience on the outreach and directions of the BiciBús program"

Speaker: Gemma Simon, ICTA-UAB researcher

Date: Thursday, May 25 2023
Time: 12 - 1:30pm CEST
Venue: Sala Z/022 - Z/023 ICTA-UAB & online (registration here)

BiciBús is a cycling program that has been standing out lately. It consists of a group of children and adults that cycle together to school on a route that picks up and drops off children. It does not provide with engineering but with human protection, and children arrive to school cycling with their friends and family. This seminar will present a map that characterized the number of BiciBúses that are active now in Catalunya and further. The results show who are the actor behind this initiative, their participants and their main concerns.

Researcher description
Gemma Simón i Mas is a PhD student at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), and a founding member of City Lab Barcelona. Her research is on urban cycling among children and youth and in particular their perceptions and experiences. As an urban cycling activist, she has led workshops and training events on cycling issues, and taken a leadership role as the Equity Coordinator for ConBici, a national cycling group in Spain. She has worked as a cycling instructor with the method 1Bici+ developed by Factoría de Ciclistas and has worked at the cycling cooperative Biciclot sccl (2018-2021). She has also worked with the Urban Ecology Agency of the City of Barcelona on the implementation of the Superblocks (Superilles) program. Her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science from the University of Valencia and she holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability from ICTA-UAB.

About the BCNUEJ Seminar Series
Launched in October 2020, the BCNUEJ Seminar Series aims to provide PhD students the opportunity to present their work while also providing a forum for discussion on environmental justice and sustainability topics. Each seminar is free and open to the public, with the goal of appealing to our broader ICTA communities and beyond. Seminars are held every three weeks and also feature guest speakers from outside our institutions. To enable colleagues from other countries to participate, most seminars are hybrid events.