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Friday, March 8
 

5:30pm EST

Active Transportation Leadership Institute Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Kickoff the Active Transportation Leadership Retreat with your counterparts from organizations from across the country.

By Invitation Only

Friday March 8, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm EST
 
Saturday, March 9
 

9:00am EST

Registration Opens
Saturday March 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Boardroom 2nd Floor

9:00am EST

Active Transportation Leadership Retreat
Limited Capacity seats available

Active Transportation Leadership Retreat March 8-9, 2019 - Washington, DC
For Organizational Members Only

The League is excited to host the Leadership Retreat again in 2019 to kickoff the National Bike Summit. This event will bring together leaders from city and state-wide advocacy organizations for networking and workshops aimed at increasing capacity and effectiveness, and mapping out better collaboration between local, state, and national groups.

The Leadership Retreat is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations so you must sign up using your League organizational membership number. Register by January 4 to get early bird pricing.

We’ll be kicking off Friday, March 8th in the late afternoon with a reception with plenty of time to connect with your peers and counterparts from around the country over food and drinks.

Here’s a snapshot agenda for Saturday March 9th (9am-5pm)
Location:  Courtyard Marriott Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA 
Club Room

9:00am - 10:00am - Introductions, League Update, and presentation on the 2018 Benchmarking Report

10am - Noon - Breakouts (two sessions)
  • Workshops for city organizations, state organizations, and various program leaders
  • Unconference-inspired networking on topics chosen by you

12:00pm -1:15pm Lunch - Presentation: Incorporating Walking Advocacy into Bicycling Advocacy (w/ speakers from America Walks and Safe Routes to School National Partnership)

1:15pm - 2:45pm
  • Unscheduled Networking Session with peers (pairing assistance will be provided)
  • Planning session for improving engagement and knowledge sharing through in-person meet-ups and Mutual Aid Calls
  • Discussion of operationalizing BFB program at local and state levels

2:45pm - 3:45pm Breakouts

1) Advanced State Level Advocacy: Local Control vs. DOT Reform
Should active transportation advocacy organizations working at the state level emphasize local control, focus on state DOT reform or pursue a hybrid strategy? In this session we present a survey of state advocacy organizations currently active across the U.S., summarize the results visually in matrix form and let these organizations speak for themselves about the underlying factors in their particular states that drive their advocacy priorities and decision-making.
(Facilitated by: Bike Delaware, California Bicycle Coalition, Georgia Bikes, Nebraska Bicycling Alliance and Palmetto Cycling Coalition)

2) Advanced City-Level Advocacy: Building the Strongest Organization for Change
Scott Bricker, Executive Director of BikePGH, will lead a discussion on what has worked for their organization and draw on the experiences of participants to focus on best practices in bicycling and walking advocacy. Organizational leaders from cities of all sizes will benefit from this discussion covering organizational development, coalition building, and adapting to community needs in serving your mission.

3:45pm - 4:30pm Report Out

4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap up
The National Bike Summit will also feature organizational development sessions of interest to state and local group staff in addition to great programming to improve bicycling advocacy and education at the local, state, and federal levels.




Saturday March 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott, Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

12:00pm EST

Bike Club Leaders Super Session Lunch
Lunch is being served at the start of the Bike Club Leaders Super Session in the Seasons room at the rear of the Cinnabar Restaurant

Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Seasons I / (rear of Cinnabar Restaurant)

12:00pm EST

Active Transportation Leadership Institute Lunch
Bistro Lunch Market Buffet
Assorted Pepsi Products, Bottled Water, Bottled Iced Tea

Little Gems Caesar Salad and Assorted Chips
Fresh Cut Fruit
Turkey BLT on Artisan Toast
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Option TBD

Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies
 

Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott, Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

12:00pm EST

Bicycle Education Leadership Meeting Lunch
Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott, Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

12:00pm EST

Bike Club Leaders Super Session
The Bike Club Super-Session
A five-hour block of specially-designed club programming—at a great price!
Join other club leaders from around the country and learn new ideas, insights, solutions and strategies from a select team of top bicycle club officials, as they discuss how they’re meeting today’s on-going club challenges and trends. Clubs must be Organizational Members of the League and pre-registration is required.

Session 1: Noon to 1:30 pm
Increasing Membership, Part 1: Creating Bike Education Programs that Attracts New Members 
Smart clubs are finding new members by creating and marketing bike safety education programs that reach out into the many communities they ride through. Learn from a panel of top club leaders the latest strategies they are initiating that includes partnerships and alliances with local bike advocacy organizations, businesses, housing associations, schools, religious organizations, etc., to promote bicycle safety education, while also serving to promote their club and increase their membership.

Session 2: 1:45 to 3:15
Increasing Membership, Part 2: Creating Advocacy and Community Outreach Programs that Attracts New Members 
Smart bike clubs are launching advocacy, outreach and donor programs that promote youth cycling, bike to work days, Bicycle Friendly Community assessments, bike rack installations, mobile bike shops, community helmet purchases and many other community initiatives. Discover and learn how your club can evolve from a strictly rides-only club into a new voice of bike advocacy that supports and espouses the mission of your local and state advocacy colleagues—while attracting new members.
 
Session 3:  3:30 to 5: 30 pm
The Best Ideas Roundtable—with hot topics covered too!
Listen and learn—and ask your questions too!—as a panel of club leaders and others share their knowledge and ideas on how they’re addressing the basic “nuts and bolts” club governance challenges, as well as how they’re tackling the latest, trending issues. Sample topics to be discussed include:
- Tips on developing a great ride leader training program
- Smart strategies and practices for creating a safe-riding club
- The latest insights on how clubs are adapting to e-bikes
- Attracting younger and more diverse members
- Board recruitment
- Strategies to promote safer streets through policymaker rides
Plus, lots more!

Speakers
avatar for Armando Zelada

Armando Zelada

Advocate, www.72km.org
Elderplace Bicycle Ride for over 85 year oldsTraveling with a folding bikePhotographyGeriatric Care; End of Life Palliative Care
avatar for Dr. Nabil Ali

Dr. Nabil Ali

President, Baltimore Bicycling Club
avatar for Nigel Samaroo

Nigel Samaroo

Baltimore Bicycling Club/Bike Maryland
avatar for Mark Atkins

Mark Atkins

Past President, North Florida Bicycle Club
Upon retirement from medical practice in 2011, I moved to northeast Florida to be closer to family. I have served as Ride Director (2013) and President (2014-2018) of the North Florida Bicycle Club. During my tenure as president, we extended our advocacy efforts and developed a non-profit... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Monti

Ralph Monti

Chair, Board of Directors, The League of American Bicyclists
JD

Jina Doyle

VP, Client Services, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services
RW

Rene Waterson

Account Manager, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.

Sponsors

Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency Crystal City Seasons I & II

1:00pm EST

Bicycle Education Leadership Meeting & LCI Updates
Limited Capacity seats available

The Bicycle Education Leaders Meeting is designed for active League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) and other bicycle safety educators.

Join fellow bike educators for a day of discussion, networking, and learning. The day will be focused on best practices in offering bike education to a variety of audiences including youth, electric assist riders, individuals with disabilities and group riders.

PRE-REGISTRATION THROUGH THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM IS REQUIRED.

12:00-1:00 Lunch & Welcome
1:00 - 1:45 Group Riding Best Practice in Education (Vanessa Bissy-Beard, Smart Cycling Coach)
1:45 - 2:30 Electric Assist Riders (Jonathan Oliver, LCI)
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:30 Bicycling Education for People with Disabilities (John Graham, PEAC, Everyone Can Ride)
3:30-4:15: Youth Bicycle Safety Education (Neil Walker, Smart Cycling Coach)
4:15 - 5:00 Identify Key Take-Aways, Q & A, Wrap Up


Speakers
JG

Jacob Graham

Policy Coordinator, PEAC
avatar for Jonathan Oliver

Jonathan Oliver

League Cycling Instructor, DC/MD/VA Region
NW

Neil Walker

Smart Cycling Coach, Cycles and Change
avatar for Alison Dewey

Alison Dewey

Director, League of American Bicyclists
VB

Vanessa BisseyBeard

National League Coach/ LCI, League of American Bicyclists


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott, Crystal City 2899 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

4:30pm EST

Crosshairs Garage Races - CANCELLED
DUE TO A WATER MAIN BREAK, THE CROSSHAIRS GARAGE RACE ON MARCH 9 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APRIL.

Drop in on the local underground race scene as either a spectator or racer! Just up the street in Crystal City, the second of the annual Crosshairs Garage Races will be taking place in an underground parking garage. Brave bicyclists of all backgrounds and on all kinds of bikes take part in these fun, community-building events. The event is free to spectate, and food and drinks are available on site for purchase.

Learn more or register to race here: https://www.bikereg.com/crosshairsgarageraces 

These are a one-of-a-kind event that you have to see to believe! 


Saturday March 9, 2019 4:30pm - 8:00pm EST

8:00pm EST

League "Rally" Member Meeting
This is the annual League Member Meeting and Social. Open to all League Members. Come and hear an update on the League's work and the state of our movement. Meet and mingle with your fellow members, League Board and Staff, and other special guests.

Saturday March 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Chesapeake View - Rooftop
 
Sunday, March 10
 

8:00am EDT

Registration
Sunday March 10, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Regency EF Foyer

8:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Tazo Tea Selections, Selection of Chilled Juices
Local & Seasonally Inspired Sliced Fruit
Freshly Made Bakeries & Specialties
Gluten Free Muffins
Yogurt, Cherry, Pistachio & Coconut Granola with Seasonal Fruit Compote


Sunday March 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Regency EF Foyer

8:30am EDT

Breakfast Plenary - THE ASKS
This is your prep session for lobby day! I know you've already participated in the webinar on the ask, but if you have more questions, or want to learn more background about the 'ask' for Tuesday's Hill day- the join Caron for breakfast and a rundown on the Congressional asks.

It is an important year this year- come hear about the asks to be more prepared for Tuesday's lobby visits.

Sunday March 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Hyatt Regency E/F Ballroom 2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

8:30am EDT

9:45am EDT

Collecting and Applying Bike Data: Current and Future Trends
Data, data, data - it's everywhere, all the time.  From automated counters to GPS trace data, demographic surveys to crash statistics, data plays an increasingly pivotal role in cycling planning.

But how is data collected? How is data applied? What can be done with bike data? What are the best practices?

During this data session, learn from industry experts and practitioners about current and future bike data trends.



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Goldbeck

Aaron Goldbeck

Transportation Planner & Micro Mobility Specialist, District Dept. of Transportation
Manager of Capital Bikeshare contract, citywide bike planner, dockless bike/scooter & micro mobility planning
avatar for David Patton

David Patton

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, Arlington County (Virginia) Division of Transportation
Ten years with Arlington County, previously with Virginia DOT. Counts, data, big projects, evolution of technology.
avatar for Kelly Corbin

Kelly Corbin

Planner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Kelly Corbin works at MN Department of Transportation on expanding Safe Routes to School efforts and providing technical assistance to Local Public Health professionals partnering with Schools and Cities for Active Transportation efforts. Previously she was the Physical Activity... Read More →
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Program Director, Bicycle Friendly America, League of American Bicyclists
avatar for Matthew Ainsley

Matthew Ainsley

Market Strategist, Eco-Counter
Matt Ainsley is the Market Strategist for Eco-Counter in Montreal. A year-round cyclist, Matt’s role in Eco-Counter revolves around ensuring organizations have the tools necessary to collect and communicate robust, accurate, and powerful bike count data. Outside of work you can... Read More →
avatar for Barrett Hedges

Barrett Hedges

Data Services, Eco-Counter
Barrett Hedges is the Head of Data Services at Eco-Counter in Montreal, Quebec. With a background in urban planning and data science, Barrett's role at Eco-Counter is to ensure that the data cities depend on to make decisions can not only be trusted, but can help tell a good story... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

9:45am EDT

Big Opposition, Big Results - Turning Opposition into Opportunity
Bicycle advocacy can be difficult. When you ask for big changes - like protected bike lanes - opposition can come from the oddest of places. In this session learn about how advocates in Baltimore and Richmond faced off with significant opposition and gained ground by organizing for better bike lanes.

In Baltimore, Liz Cornish faced Fire Department opposition citing international safety standards that "required" big travel lanes for big trucks.

In Richmond, Bike Walk RVA faced City Council members trying to ban a specific bike lane by ordinance.

Learn how they fought back, organized, and emerged successful - and how you can apply those lessons to your work!



Speakers
avatar for Liz Cornish

Liz Cornish

Executive Director, Bikemore
Liz Cornish serves as Executive Director of Bikemore, Baltimore’s livable streets advocacy organization. Since moving to Baltimore in 2015, Cornish has grown Bikemore into a force for transportation advocacy--by being the first organization in the country to successfully block a... Read More →
avatar for Louise Lockett Gordon

Louise Lockett Gordon

Director of Bike Walk RVA, Sports Backers
Louise Lockett Gordon serves as Lead Organizer of Sports Backers' Bike Walk RVA , the Richmond region's advocacy program for comfortable, connected ways for people to walk and bike. After 7 years as a local public health official, Louise transitioned to Bike Walk RVA to combine her... Read More →
avatar for Brantley Tyndall

Brantley Tyndall

Director of Outreach, Bike Walk RVA
As Community Engagement Manager, Brantley Tyndall leads Bike Walk RVA's Vision Zero initiative, RVA Bike Month, local and state lobbying efforts, and partnerships with collaborative organizations. #yaybikes



Sunday March 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor

9:45am EDT

Changing the Conversation on Street Safety Through Listening
In Philadelphia, members of the Vision Zero Alliance—a group of organizations including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, AARP, the Clean Air Council, and others are committed to reducing traffic fatalities to zero by 2030--have begun organizing "Listening Sessions" to better hear from the communities most affected by traffic violence in Philadelphia.

These listening sessions are a bottom up approach to learn from specific neighborhoods about their problems, solutions they have, and their ideas for implementation. The listening sessions are located throughout West and North Philadelphia, two areas that have extremely high rates of traffic crashes and fatalities and are also generally underserved areas of the city, with high rates of poverty -- a correlation that is not a coincidence. These listening sessions were not necessarily bicycle-focused, but sought to understand what the residents of these underserved communities wanted in the effort to make their commutes and living situations safer, and more comfortable.  Listening session attendees have been eager to have their voices heard, and are hopeful for positive change in their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Hernandez Torres

Brenda Hernandez Torres

Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Brenda Hernández Torres, Mexican community organizer, was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and then moved to Philadelphia when she was 7 years old. She has dedicated her life to fighting for immigration justice and defending human rights. Brenda now leads social justice by identifying... Read More →
avatar for Yocasta Lora

Yocasta Lora

Ass. State director of Advocacy and Community Outreach, AARP
Yocasta Lora is the Associate State Director for Advocacy & Community Outreach at AARP Pennsylvania. She leads program development and implementation, volunteer management, local advocacy, and strategic partner relationships to advocate for equitable, accessible and healthier communities... Read More →
avatar for Randy LoBasso

Randy LoBasso

Policy Manager, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Randy LoBasso is a cycling advocate, college instructor, and journalist living in Philadelphia. Since 2010, he has been writing about a variety of bicycling-related topics, and has had bylines in Philadelphia Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bicycling Magazine, Salon, Metro Philadelphia... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Jefferson 3rd Floor

9:45am EDT

Think Outside of the Bike
The bicycle world is growing and changing rapidly. It’s important for those working in this space to prepare and increase engagement efforts. To do so cities and advocates must think beyond traditional outreach methods and vision of what a cyclist is, and learn ways to cultivate new audiences, and build stronger relationships. This panel will help participants think “outside of the bike” and find innovative ways to engage youth, seniors, low income and communities of color. By identifying often overlooked barriers to cycling, and sharing examples and lessons learned from their own engagement work on how address them. Learn tips and strategies for connecting biking to the neighborhoods and how it benefits everybody.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Payne

Nicole Payne

Program Manager, NACTO
The Program Manager at National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) supporting Cities for Cycling, and the Better Bike Share Partnership - Nicole is passionate about the role of community engagement in the development of public resources, and the use of transportation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Limonez

Danielle Limonez

Program Manager, West Town Bikes
Danni is from Chicago and works at West Town Bikes, a non profit job training youth center. Becoming a Urban Planning and Bicycle Safety Instructor opened up her eyes to seeing a mass amount of powerful development in youth at multiple schools and programs throughout the city. She... Read More →
WM

Waffiyyah Murray

Better Bike Share Partnership Program Manager, City of Philadelphia
avatar for Cindy Mense

Cindy Mense

Chief Executive Officer, Trailnet
Cindy is an experienced St. Louis bike commuter who can juggle a cup of coffee on a rainy day while pedaling to work. She advocates for making the streets better for biking and creates new opportunities for people to enjoy getting to know St. Louis on two wheels. Trailnet is a nonprofit... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Lincoln 3rd Floor

9:45am EDT

Automated Vehicles - Just the Facts, Please!
This session will share the latest testing and research on automated vehicles and bicyclists. This is your chance to understand what we actually know about where the technology and not only the hopes and fears of self-driving cars in the far future.The session will feature speakers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, researchers and non-affiliated testing agencies and organizations.  

Speakers
KP

Kristin Poland

Deputy Director, NTSB
avatar for David Zuby

David Zuby

Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
David Zuby is executive vice president and chief research officer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Working out of the Vehicle Research Center (VRC), he oversees and coordinates research by the VRC, the Institute research department in Arlington and the Highway Loss... Read More →
avatar for David Yang

David Yang

Executive Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
As Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists I work on a broad portfolio of bicycle-related issues at federal, state, and local levels of government. My current priorities include working with state and local partners to get all 50 states to take our Bicycle Friendly State... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Roosevelt 3rd Floor

10:00am EDT

Mobile Workshop: "The Transformation of Crystal City: Changing for the Next Generation”
Limited Capacity seats available

Walking Tour Led by: Crystal City Business Improvement District and WalkArlington

Since the announcement that Amazon HQ2 is coming to Arlington, Crystal City has been in the national spotlight. Transportation professionals, workers, and residents alike have been curious about what changes this will bring to the area. During this mobile workshop, participants will hear from the Chief Operating Officer of the Crystal City Business Improvement District about what is planned for the newly branded “National Landing” neighborhood that encompasses much of the Route 1 corridor and the neighborhoods of Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard.

This walking tour will explore recent and upcoming development and transportation improvements in the area, provide a first-hand look at the ongoing multi-dimensional strategic planning process, and give participants an opportunity to enjoy Crystal City’s lively, walkable urban center.

Sponsors

Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

10:00am EDT

Mobile Workshop: Bike Arlington with BikeArlington -- Exploring a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Led by: BikeArlington and Arlington Department of Environmental Services staff

Break out of the (admittedly excellent) conference rooms and explore Crystal City by bike!  BikeArlington and Arlington County staff will give participants an in-depth look at what it takes to become a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community, exploring recent and upcoming developments for the bike network.

Participants will experience Arlington’s first protected bike lanes, green painted bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, and explore the neighborhood and trail connections that make for a truly connected bike network.

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people. Bicycles will be provided, but helmets are required.


Sunday March 10, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

11:00am EDT

Navigating Dockless on Campus: Bikes, E-Bikes, E-Scooters & BFUs
Dockless shared transportation is growing across the country and campuses and home cities are working to determine how these new options fit into their existing transportation melange. This panel will present the experiences of cycling programmers from Bicycle Friendly Universities whose campuses have had a range of responses to the new wave of shared transportation. Additionally, the panel will be joined by transportation & planning staff from home city municipalities for perspective on the benefits of coordination when developing programming.

Panelists will provide background on how their schools are ensuring the safety of their populations and preserving extant cycling modes while meeting demand for innovative and effective last mile solutions. Presentations will cover identifying and coordinating with relevant campus and community stakeholders, developing safety policies, consideration of traditional cycling commuters, working with innovative service providers and implementing effective agreements with dockless sharing companies. After brief presentations, the panelists will take questions and lead a discussion with attendees on how their experiences can translate to successful programs at other schools.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Madrid

Aaron Madrid

Alternative Transportation Coordinator, Purdue University
Greetings from the Midwest. I manage planning and operations for alternative transportation at the West Lafayette, Indiana campus of Purdue University. Purdue is currently a Silver Level BFU and are hoping to continue to improve! My background is in mobility advocacy, construction... Read More →
avatar for Steve Sanders

Steve Sanders

Alternative Transportation Manager, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
avatar for Sandra Broadus

Sandra Broadus

Alternative Transportation Manager, University of Kentucky
Sandra oversees all bicycle, pedestrian, and transportation demand management programs at the University of Kentucky. She serves as the Chair of the Lexington Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Sandra was on the planning committee for the 2018 Kentucky Bike Walk Summit. She... Read More →
RZ

Ramon Zavala

Transportation Demand Manager, University of California, Davis
LCI #3472. I love to teach and enjoy planning a lot. I believe the two go hand-in-hand and assert that you can't build something so good that people won't need education and that you can't ever teach enough people to negate the need for infrastructure. Moreover, I'm a pragmatic planner... Read More →
avatar for Sera Erickson

Sera Erickson

Bicycle Program Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Karissa Moffett

Karissa Moffett

BikePed Planner, Carson City Public Works
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner at Carson City, NV Public Works/Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Ask me to go on a bike ride or a walk instead of a session & I'll have a hard time saying no. Talk to me about all things transportation, your favorite outdoor spot(s... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Adams

Jacob Adams

Campus Bicycle Program Coordinator, University of Florida - Office of Sustainability
I am the Campus Bicycle Program Coordinator for the University of Florida and the President of the Board of Directors for the American Bicycle Education Association. Talk to me about BFU, bicycle safety, bicycle advocacy, rider encouragement and town/gown relationship building.



Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Roosevelt 3rd Floor

11:00am EDT

Black Girls Do Bike - Shifting Into Gear
Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB) encourages and supports women of color to use the bicycle for various reasons and alternative forms of transportation. It became the gateway for African American women to begin riding bikes in their own communities. As a result, many lady leaders have developed and emerged into ride leadership roles for their chapters.   Standard and best practices for BGDB chapters across the United States will be discussed and outlined that will increase rider safety, improve communication skills and gain confidence and inspiration for all ride and team leaders in attendance. There is something in this workshop for anyone looking to start, build, or grow a bicycle club. 

Speakers
avatar for Deltrece Daniels

Deltrece Daniels

Outreach and Membership Manager, Bike Cleveland
Hiya! I'm Deltrece, your friendly bike lady, ready for the 2020 National Bike Summit. This will be my 4th National Bike Summit, and I am very excited to share bicycle knowledge and fun with anyone and everyone who\\'s willing to listen! I am employed at Bike Cleveland full time... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor

11:00am EDT

E-Bikes and Changing Demographics of Riders
This panel will provide updated prospectives from different parts of the industry on the demographics and usage of e-bikes across the country. Advocates should have as much experience, understanding, and background on this growing segment of cycling, in order to make knowledgeable recommendations at state and local levels.

Speakers
avatar for Caryn Davis

Caryn Davis

Co-Owner, Bloomington Cycle and Fitness
Lifelong cyclist with a decade of experience owning a full service bike shop in the Midwest.
avatar for Saul Leiken

Saul Leiken

USA Category Leader - Turbo, Specialized Bicycle Components
Saul Leiken is the USA Leader of Specialized’s Turbo, or e-Bike, business. Prior to his role at Specialized, Saul worked as the General Manager of City Bikes in Washington, DC, where he helped open DC’s first electric bicycle store, ElectriCity Bikes. Saul is especially interested... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Gendron

Maggie Gendron

Government Relations, Lime
Maggie Gendron joined Lime in 2017 after serving as a long time staff member for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in the United States Senate.Maggie's position with Leahy as a legislative assistant in transportation policy provided her insight and input on the roll out of smart city... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Jefferson 3rd Floor

11:00am EDT

Growing Mission Impact with Health Partnerships
This session will be focused on what smaller bicycling non-profits can do to expand their reach, improve local partnerships, and grow as an organization by partnering with health agencies and organizations. BikeWalkKC and CommonWheel  partnered with health stakeholders to  grow faster and larger in terms of advocacy success, program breadth, client reach, organizational capacity, and mission impact than we would have otherwise.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gray

Laura Gray

President of the Board, CommonWheels
Bike commuter and long-distance rider. I'm always looking for ways to give back to my community and spread the joy of biking!
avatar for Eric Rogers

Eric Rogers

Executive Director, BikeWalkKC
Eric led development of $1 million in health partnerships for BikeWalkKC's advocacy and programs, resulting in $150 million for sidewalk construction. He was the 2012 Active Transportation Alliance Advocate of the Year. Eric has an MPA with an emphasis in nonprofit leadership and... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Lincoln 3rd Floor

11:00am EDT

Bicycling and Walking Mega Projects: Creating a National Vision
The East Coast Greenway, the US Bike Route System, and the Great American Rail-Trail are bicycling and walking projects at the national and regional scale.  How can the bicycling community use these mega projects to create a national vision for active transportation? This session will start with a brief description of each project and how the organization builds support with state and local stakeholders. Then we will move on to a larger discussion of the opportunities and challenges to using these projects to create a national vision for bicycling and walking. 

Moderators
SC

Sarah Clark Stuart

Executive Director, Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Markatos-Soriano

Dennis Markatos-Soriano

Executive Director, East Coast Greenway Alliance
avatar for Ginny Sullivan

Ginny Sullivan

Director of Advocacy, Adventure Cycling Associaiton
Ginny Sullivan is the Director of Travel Initiatives at Adventure Cycling Association. Ginny’s work involves building partnerships with national and local agencies and non-profits, making bicycle travel more accessible, bolstering bicycle tourism initiatives, and promoting the economic... Read More →
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Kevin Mills

Senior Vice President of Policy, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Sunday March 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

12:00pm EDT

Lunch on Your Own - Discover Crystal City
See a list of all local dining venues in Crystal City here: 
https://www.crystalcity.org/activities/events-and-activities/dining

Sunday March 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Plenary - Creating Healthy, Livable Communities in a Time of Disruptive Change
This 20th Annual National Bike Summit comes at a time of disruptive innovation and change, and communities are on the front line. As our communities evolve, community leaders in the public and private sector are thinking through their role in building healthy, equitable and resilient communities of the future- and active transportation will play a role.  This panel will feature that change from elected officials in Arlington, VA's Crystal City  which is preparing for the arrival of Amazon; and from St. Petersburg, FL which recently adopted a 'Health in All Policies' ordinance.

Moderator: Melody Geraci, Deputy Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance
Panelists:
Danielle Arigoni, Director, Livable Communities, AARP
Christian Dorsey, Chair, Arlington County Board
Steve Hartell, Director of US Public Policy, Amazon
Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor, City of St Petersburg, FL



Moderators
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Melody Geraci

Interim Executive Director, Active Transportation All

Speakers
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Christian Dorsey

Chair, Arlington County Board
Christian Dorsey was elected to the Arlington County Board in 2015 and is serving as Chair in 2019. Christian represents Northern Virginia jurisdictions as a principal member on the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) where he serves as Chair of the... Read More →
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Danielle Arigoni

Director, Livable Communities, AARP
For nearly two decades, Danielle has been a leader in national-level efforts to expand the investment in sustainability and livability. Prior to joining AARP, Danielle worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where, as director of the office of economic development, she worked to improve sustainability through strategic investments in community-based planning, high-performance buildings and resilient infrastructure.Danielle... Read More →
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Steve Hartell

Director of U.S. Public Policy, Amazon
Steve is a Director of Public Policy at Amazon and leads the Congressional Affairs team in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, Steve leads Amazon’s public policy engagement on a number of corporate policy priorities including intellectual property, workforce, and corporate taxation... Read More →
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Dr. Kanika Tomalin

Deputy Mayor and City Administrator, St. Petersburg, Florida
Dr. Kanika Tomalin is the Deputy Mayor and City Administrator of St. Petersburg, Florida. In this role she works in partnership with Mayor Rick Kriseman to strategically advance one of Florida's largest cities toward its goals.As St. Pete’s chief administrator, Dr. Tomalin's purview... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday March 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

3:00pm EDT

Snack Break
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Tazo Tea Selections, Regular, Diet & Decaffeinated Soft Drinks; Still & Sparkling Water
Lemon Bars, Assorted Bags of Chips


Sunday March 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Regency EF Foyer

3:15pm EDT

No Money? No problem! - Re/Jump/Start an Advocacy Organization on a Shoestring Budget
Big things can be done with little or no monetary outlay! You’ll hear from two small bicycle advocacy organizations on how they are doing it and going big. Bike Walk Cleveland serves the community of Cleveland, TN pop ~41,000 with only volunteers and is making big changes in the community with just a little bit of time! Volunteers, community involvement, and strategic partnerships are the keys to moving them forward on a shoestring budget.

Bike Durham went from the brink of irrelevance to being an influential force in just over a year and is an all-volunteer organization. They have doubled their funding, quintupled membership, and have engaged the City to rapidly implement an all-ages/abilities network.  And the organization is still growing!  Hear what works for these two small, but mighty, organizations and how you can use their lessons of success.

Speakers
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Landis Masnor

Chair, Bike Durham
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Gina Simpson

Chairman, Bike Walk Cleveland


Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Roosevelt 3rd Floor

3:15pm EDT

Sprint: Expanding Audiences
A fast-paced rundown of innovative programs and projects aimed at expanding audiences. Including:
  • How to Start a Women's Cycling Club
  • CMHC Cycles: Bikes, Mental Health, & Community Partnership
  • Cycling Without Age
  • Family Cycling: Including Children and Families in Community Cycling

Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Lincoln 3rd Floor

3:15pm EDT

Building Coalitions of Support in Red States
Have you heard the one about the time a Republican mayor and the Democrat bicycle advocate walked into a bar? While some of us from more conservative parts of the country have sometimes cried tears in our beer about the challenges of selling the importance of bicycle infrastructure to our DOT's, decision makers and elected officials, success is possible - it just requires some additional creative strategy. In this session, you'll hear how a coalition in Nebraska came together achieve the seemingly impossible: convincing the state DOT, local MPO, two Natural Resource Districts, two towns and two counties to work together and pay for the infrastructure to add a sidepath to the side of a highway bridge that was being reconstructed. You'll also learn tips for how to best work with "red state" elected officals from Nebraska's favorite cycling mayor /MPO board chair.

Speakers
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Julie Harris

Executive Director, Nebraska Bicycling Alliance
Julie Tuttle Harris earned a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Economics from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Masters in Public Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha.A native of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Julie grew up in a neighborhood that made... Read More →
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Rita Sanders

Mayor, City of Bellevue Nebraska


Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

3:15pm EDT

Bikeable Community Workshops: How to Get Bike-Friendly Work Done in Your Hometown
Each summer in Minnesota, a team made up of staff from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation travel around the state to hold Bikeable Community Workshops, using the League's Bicycle Friendly Community program as a framework. Through this collaborative program, we’ve put 29 communities on the path to becoming more bike friendly, and we want to share with you what makes this program so successful.

At each workshop, local and regional staff, community leaders, and local bike champions are trained on strategies that they can use to create a more bicycle-friendly community. Through discussions, presentations, and an on-bike mobile workshop, participants assess and evaluate their community's current bicycle-friendly efforts and facilities, and work together to create a personalized community action plan.

In this interactive workshop session, we’ll start out by sharing with you what makes these workshops work in Minnesota. We’ll discuss the essential partnerships that make up this program, give an overview of what happens at each workshop, and discuss the strategies we use to assist participants in coming up with their community action plans.

Then, we will walk you through the steps necessary to hold a Bikeable Community Workshop in your community or state, and give you the chance to work through these steps in small groups.
Presenters include staff from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Minnesota Departments of Health and Transportation, and the League's Bicycle Friendly America program. 

Speakers
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Kate Matusinec

Minnesota GreenCorps Member, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
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Amelia Neptune

Program Director, Bicycle Friendly America, League of American Bicyclists
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Nick Mason

Deputy Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
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Kelly Corbin

Planner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Kelly Corbin works at MN Department of Transportation on expanding Safe Routes to School efforts and providing technical assistance to Local Public Health professionals partnering with Schools and Cities for Active Transportation efforts. Previously she was the Physical Activity... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor

3:15pm EDT

Creating Cycling Opportunities for People With Disabilities
Creating and supporting opportunities to ride for people with disabilities is an important part of Building a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone.  In this session you’ll hear how three non-profit organizations are doing just that. InTandem is a nonprofit organization based in New York City, providing tandem cycling programs for people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities. They hold regular rides twice a week in Central Park as well as organize several exploratory rides throughout New York City, and participate in larger group rides such as the TD Five Boro Bike Tour.

Cycle St. Louis is a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to building an inclusive cycling community and increasing public awareness of the importance of cycling for all individuals. The group provides access to a variety of adaptive cycles and training, organizes group rides, and advocates for people with disabilities in the St. Louis metro area.

PEAC, Programs to Educate All Cyclists, is based in  Ypsilanti, Michigan with the mission to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling, active transportation, and self-advocacy education.  Students are taught cycling, walking, and busing as a way to work towards independence. As programs have been developed, the students and staff have been at the forefront of policy relating to accessible transportation. Hear about the organization’s journey in supporting their motto “Everyone can ride.”

Speakers
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John Waterman

Executive Director, PEAC
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Carol Tyson

Government Affairs Liaison, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
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Hugh Share

Coordinator (volunteer position), Cycle St. Louis
I'm the coordinator of Cycle St. Louis, a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to creating cycling opportunities for people with disabilities in St. Louis metro area. I'm also a volunteer tandem captain for Delta Gamma Center's Tandem Adventurers Program, leading... Read More →
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Matthew Nidek

Executive Director, InTandem Cycling Inc.


Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Jefferson 3rd Floor

3:15pm EDT

Mobile Workshop: "The Transformation of Crystal City: Changing for the Next Generation”
Limited Capacity seats available

Walking Tour Led by: Crystal City Business Improvement District and WalkArlington

Since the announcement that Amazon HQ2 is coming to Arlington, Crystal City has been in the national spotlight. Transportation professionals, workers, and residents alike have been curious about what changes this will bring to the area. During this mobile workshop, participants will hear from the Chief Operating Officer of the Crystal City Business Improvement District about what is planned for the newly branded “National Landing” neighborhood that encompasses much of the Route 1 corridor and the neighborhoods of Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard.

This walking tour will explore recent and upcoming development and transportation improvements in the area, provide a first-hand look at the ongoing multi-dimensional strategic planning process, and give participants an opportunity to enjoy Crystal City’s lively, walkable urban center.

Sponsors

Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

3:15pm EDT

Mobile Workshop: Bike Arlington with BikeArlington -- Exploring a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community
Limited Capacity filling up

Led by: BikeArlington and Arlington Department of Environmental Services staff

Break out of the (admittedly excellent) conference rooms and explore Crystal City by bike!  BikeArlington and Arlington County staff will give participants an in-depth look at what it takes to become a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community, exploring recent and upcoming developments for the bike network.

Participants will experience Arlington’s first protected bike lanes, green painted bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, and explore the neighborhood and trail connections that make for a truly connected bike network.

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people. Bicycles will be provided, but helmets are required.


Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

4:15pm EDT

Why Advocates Should Care About the New AASHTO Bike Guide
Discover what’s likely to be in the next edition of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, why you should care, and how the new guide can be an effective advocacy tool…in the right hands. This essential design guide is in the final stages of approval, and some significant changes are likely to be included in the new edition. Join Andy Clarke from Toole Design as he describes the evolution of the guide and the golden opportunity its publication provides to every state and local advocacy group.

Speakers
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Andy Clarke

Director of Strategy, Toole Design


Sunday March 10, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Roosevelt 3rd Floor

4:15pm EDT

Sprint: Creative Advocacy
A fast-paced rundown of innovative programs and projects aimed at expanding audiences and building coalitions through creative advocacy and building bike culture. Including:
  • Bike Talk radio hour - How independent public radio reaches a wide audience and helps people understand bicycle advocacy
  • Influencing change with tactical urbanism, ghost bikes, and memorial rides
  • Crystal City Garage Races - How creative use of unused space is engaging competitive and non-competitive bicyclists in races for fun
  • Beyond the Color Bar - How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling, demonstrating lessons from 130 years ago on how to grow the bicycling movement 

Speakers
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Bill Schieken

Content Creator, CXHairs LLC
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Matthew Sampson

Bike Shop Associate, District Hardware
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Joe Biel

CEO, Microcosm Publishing
Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the author of eight books and hundreds of zines, including his most recent work about lessons that advocates can learn from Kittie Knox to mainstream bicycling... Read More →
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Elly Blue

Co-owner, Microcosm Publishing
On my own time, I write and edit books and zines about the feminist bicycle revolution. At Microcosm, I get to play with a huge variety of books about self-empowerment and social change.
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Rachel Maisler

Chair, DC Bicycle Advisory Council
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Galen Mook

Executive Director, Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
Jam Biking: Bikers should be *heard* and seen, so put a bucket and a cymbal and a cowbell on those handlebars!Radio DJ: BikeTalk on MIT's radio station is an hour-long discussion of the #BikeJoy and #BikeStruggs of our everyday lifeBike Packing: Heading out to parts yet unknown on... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Lincoln 3rd Floor

4:15pm EDT

Distracted Driving: Opportunities and Challenges for the Bike Advocacy Community
Distracted driving is a growing concern for bicyclists’ safety, particularly as mobile phone use has become more common and technology continues to evolve rapidly. The League and Adventure Cycling will introduce their ideas for a national distracted driving campaign, focused on legislative action, education, and working with new partners to ensure bicycle safety is part of the conversation. We’ll break into groups to discuss the opportunities and challenges for local and state bicycle advocates to take on distracted driving and how the bike advocacy community can work together to successfully address this issue.

Speakers
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Saara Snow

Advocacy Manager, Adventure Cycling Associaiton
As the Travel Initiatives Coordinator for Adventure Cycling Association, Saara Snow manages national partnerships and projects to improve bicycle travel conditions. She works with tourism, recreation, and transportation agencies, the National Park Service, Amtrak, state parks, and... Read More →
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Ken McLeod

Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
As Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists I work on a broad portfolio of bicycle-related issues at federal, state, and local levels of government. My current priorities include working with state and local partners to get all 50 states to take our Bicycle Friendly State... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

5:00pm EDT

General Poster Session - sponsored by New Belgium
Grab a drink and visit the amazing and interesting group of poster presenters:

CSU Moves” Online Transportation Education Module  Presented by Aaron Buckly, Colorado State University

A Cycling-Based Networking Organization That Isn't About The Bike Presented by Alison Percifield, Portland Society

The Implementation of a Bicycle Curriculum within an Elementary Setting Presented by Chris Rhodes, Opelika City Schools

The Nations First Bicycle Trail Crew: Bikepacking, Trailbuilding, and Empowering Young People in Utah Presented by Margaret McCarthy, Utah State University/Center for Civic Engagement/Aggie Blue Bikes

ABC's of Cycling Presented by Deltrece Daniels, Bike Cleveland

Embracing Bicycle Transportation in a Multi-Modal Seattle, Presented by Jessica Kim, Seattle Department of Transportation

Patterns of Disparity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure in Denver, Presented by Abraham Proffitt, University of Colorado at Boulder

Bikes and Books: Engaging Libraries through Bicycle Education, Presented by Rebecca GernesDenver Department of Public Health and Environment

Get the word out! Education, Education, Education! Presented by Jennifer El-Sherif, Salem State University

Defending our Rights More Actively, Presented by Richard Sleder, MBS

How Can My Auto Insurance Help Me if I Get in a Bike Accident? Presented by Joel Moses, Kass and Moses, PC

Bike Friendly Physical Therapy: Keeping the Public in the Saddle, Presented by Kevin Schmidt, Pedal PT

Growth and Bloom of a Bike/Ped Project, Presented by Karen Brooks, Carnegie Mellon University

More than a Trendy Solution: Teaching Children to Bike in School, Opportunities to Address Safety, Equity, Independent Mobility,  in a Safe Environment, Presented by Mary Butcher, Torti Gallas + Partners & Rick Holt, George Mason University

Universities and Community: Forming Partnerships that Encourage Youth, Presented by Sera Erickson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Growth & Bloom in a Bike/Ped Project, Presented by Karen Brooks, Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday March 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

5:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Dinner
Awards Dinner & Keynote. More information here.

Dinner Menu:
Smoked Tomato Bisque
Spinach & Arugula Salad with Roasted Apples, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette
Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Herb Polenta and Vanilla Cherry Veloute
Caramello (Chocolate Espresso Base with Milk Chocolate Mousse, Caramel and Pecans)

Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free Option:
Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Kale Ravioli
Cauliflower, Green Peas, Raisins, and Almonds


Sunday March 10, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

6:00pm EDT

Opening Awards Dinner & Keynote Speech
The 2019 National Bike Summit theme, SHIFT: Accelerating the Movement to Build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone, should inspire you to question; What does a Bicycle Friendly America look like to me?; and How can we make changes on the local, state, and national level to work toward this goal? At this year’s Summit, learn different cycling-related approaches to impact your community. Following our annual Advocacy and Education Awards Ceremony, our plenary speaker at the opening dinner, urban scientist Robin Mazumder, will connect his enthusiasm for cycling with his research on urban design to inspire a future that accommodates the human experience. 

Speakers
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Robin Mazumder

Researcher, University of Waterloo
Robin Mazumder is a thought leader and accomplished keynote speaker sought out internationally to provoke thoughtful discussions on cities and well-being.He is currently completing his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, where he is studying the p... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom
 
Monday, March 11
 

8:30am EDT

8:45am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Tazo Tea Selections, Selection of Chilled Juices
Local & Seasonally Inspired Sliced Fruit
Freshly Made Bakeries & Specialties
Gluten Free Muffins
Yogurt, Cherry, Pistachio & Coconut Granola with Seasonal Fruit Compote

Monday March 11, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
Regency EF Foyer

8:45am EDT

Breakfast Plenary - Disruptive Change and Innovation on our Streets
Technology and innovation are bringing disruptive change to our streets. What started with bike-share and car-share is growing to include automated and connected vehicles, scooters, new ride-mapping,  options. What do all of these new technologies mean for mobility, access, and safety for all users?

Moderator: Tanya Snyder, Politico



Speakers
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Rebecca Serna

Executive Director, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Rebecca Serna has a Master’s degree from Georgia State's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Urban Policy in Planning and Nonprofit Management. Serna was a bike/ped intern with the Georgia DOT and draws on her experience as a Fulbright... Read More →
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Calvin Gladney

President and CEO, Smart Growth America
Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, is President and CEO of Smart Growth America and is a nationally recognized thought leader on the equitable and sustainable revitalization of communities. Prior to being named President and CEO of Smart Growth America in April of 2018, Mr. Gladney was Managing... Read More →
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Gabe Klein

Partner, Cityfi
Gabe is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington DC Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets. This included launching two of the first... Read More →
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Miller Nuttle

Senior Manager, Bike and Pedestrian Policy, Lyft
Miller joined Lyft this year. Miller was Deputy Director of Bike Austin, and before that, Campaigns Director at Transportation Alternatives in New York City, where he ran campaigns for protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety infrastructure and Vision Zero street safety policies. He... Read More →

Sponsors
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Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare is operated by Motivate, a subsidiary of Lyft
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Lyft

Lyft is the parent company of Motivate, which operates Capital Bikeshare


Monday March 11, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

10:00am EDT

Mobile Workshop: "The Transformation of Crystal City: Changing for the Next Generation”
Limited Capacity seats available

Walking Tour Led by: Crystal City Business Improvement District and WalkArlington

Since the announcement that Amazon HQ2 is coming to Arlington, Crystal City has been in the national spotlight. Transportation professionals, workers, and residents alike have been curious about what changes this will bring to the area. During this mobile workshop, participants will hear from the Chief Operating Officer of the Crystal City Business Improvement District about what is planned for the newly branded “National Landing” neighborhood that encompasses much of the Route 1 corridor and the neighborhoods of Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard.

This walking tour will explore recent and upcoming development and transportation improvements in the area, provide a first-hand look at the ongoing multi-dimensional strategic planning process, and give participants an opportunity to enjoy Crystal City’s lively, walkable urban center.

Sponsors

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

10:00am EDT

Mobile Workshop: Bicycle Friendly Businesses "Century Center + 1400 Crystal Drive”
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit these Silver- and Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Businesses in the heart of Arlington’s Crystal City. Participants will take a short 2.2-mile roundtrip urban ride as a group to each property. Together the group will visit impressive bike facilities such as lobby-level secure indoor bike parking (with automatic doors for easy access), bike repair area and supplies, and free employee locker rooms.

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people. Bicycles will be provided, but helmets are required.

Sponsors

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

10:00am EDT

Mobile Workshop: Bike Arlington with BikeArlington -- Exploring a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community
Limited Capacity filling up

Led by: BikeArlington and Arlington Department of Environmental Services staff

Break out of the (admittedly excellent) conference rooms and explore Crystal City by bike!  BikeArlington and Arlington County staff will give participants an in-depth look at what it takes to become a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community, exploring recent and upcoming developments for the bike network.

Participants will experience Arlington’s first protected bike lanes, green painted bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, and explore the neighborhood and trail connections that make for a truly connected bike network.

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people. Bicycles will be provided, but helmets are required.


Monday March 11, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Capital Bikeshare Station at 27th and Crystal Drive 2798 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

10:15am EDT

Bicycling Across College Curriculum: Multiple Pathways for Incorporating Bicycling in Higher Education
Though they are driving fewer cars, college students are an untapped community for supporting bicycle transportation. This session explores the academic programs at several higher ed institutions across the country where college students are learning about bicycling in the classroom, in their community, and beyond.

Margot Higgins, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer:
“Having taught three bicycle-based field courses for Macalester College, the University of Wisconsin, and the Wild Rockies Field Institute, I have been struck by the transformational impact bicycling as a course topic can have on college students. I design my bicycle courses to provide intellectual and active engagement with bicycling. Throughout these courses, the community functions as a classroom and we spend a good amount of time engaging in it. We bicycle while we learn, and along the way we meet with decision-makers, transportation planners, and community activists to gain insight into the politics of bicycle transportation. These field trips are designed to help college students understand transportation politics, equity, bicycle culture, local, national, and global trends in bicycling, and what needs to be accomplished to increase mode share of bicycling locally and globally. Among the assignments I have included are attending public meetings, writing op-eds, performing bicycle counts, and developing bicycle assessments for particular communities. My presentation aims to share my experience of designing bicycle field courses, and to inspire the creation of new curriculum and engagement.”

Jonathan Hunt, University of San Francisco, Associate Professor:
“This presentation showcases two implementations of college-level bicycle courses in required first-year curricula and invites participants to brainstorm “Bicycles Across the Curriculum.” Integrating bicycle history, culture, policy, and science into existing courses and curricula at the university level may cultivate new generations of partners for bicycle advocates.  For many years in writing studies, advocates of the “Across the Curriculum” model have argued that writing should not be taught in separate courses required of incoming first-year students. A substantial body of research on literacy has shown, rather, that complex communication skills are more effectively acquired if students study and practice writing in many different contexts and environments. This “Writing Across the Curriculum” (WAC) model has been adopted by other fields: e.g. technology across the curriculum, sustainability across the curriculum, math across the curriculum, character across the curriculum… and next, bicycles across the curriculum? Two implementations of bike-themed courses will be described, one in a first-year writing course at Stanford University and another in a first-year public speaking course at the University of San Francisco. In each case, bicycle case studies and bicycle experiences were the means to explore the primary content of the courses, which was written and oral communication.”

Sharon Brown, Transylvania University, Professor of Exercise Science:
“A Bicycle Friendly University program can be a key player in facilitating and supporting bike-centered curriculum opportunities for faculty and students. In this presentation, I will highlight several ways that our campus bike program has impacted curricular development at Transylvania University. In a team-taught interdisciplinary course held on campus in the US and in the Netherlands, students examined a number of differences in public health policies in the two countries, covering such topics as euthanasia, health care, drug use, prostitution, and disease prevention. As part of the course, students embarked on a 10-day cycling trip where they used active transport to move from one city to the next and to get to course activities and social events. Special attention was given to cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands, including a full day workshop at the Dutch Cycling Embassy in Delft. In addition to the Netherlands course, a 200-mile bike domestic travel course with a focus on local sustainability and public health has been offered to be more inclusive of students who do not have the finical option to travel abroad. Finally, I will briefly discuss an ongoing research project that is being done with a senior seminar research methods course. Here students are conducting an intercept study on a multi-use trail in conjunction with the city's bike and pedestrian committee.”

Speakers
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Sharon Brown

Professor of Health and Exercise Science, Transylvania University
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Jonathan Hunt

Associate Professor, Rhetoric & Language, University of San Francisco
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Margot Higgins

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin La Crosse


Monday March 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

10:15am EDT

Working with Public Health Departments 101
Interested in pursuing public Health funding but don't know where to start? This session will introduce you to public health concepts and language, and give you a sense to how public health departments work.  This workshop is led by one public health official who started in transportation (Leslie Meehan from Tennessee), and one is a public health official who is stationed in the transportation department (Kelly Corbin from Minnesota) so have a strong understanding of health and transportation connections. Our moderator, Eric Rogers, ED of BikeWalkKC currently partners with health funders to build his organization. 

Speakers
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Eric Rogers

Executive Director, BikeWalkKC
Eric led development of $1 million in health partnerships for BikeWalkKC's advocacy and programs, resulting in $150 million for sidewalk construction. He was the 2012 Active Transportation Alliance Advocate of the Year. Eric has an MPA with an emphasis in nonprofit leadership and... Read More →
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Leslie Meehan

Director, Office of Primary Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health
Leslie Meehan, MPA AICP oversees the Office of Primary Prevention in the Commissioner’s Office of the Tennessee Department of Health.  Her focus is increasing physical activity through the built environment as the foremost way to combat the state’s largest health issues.  Previously... Read More →
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Kelly Corbin

Planner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Kelly Corbin works at MN Department of Transportation on expanding Safe Routes to School efforts and providing technical assistance to Local Public Health professionals partnering with Schools and Cities for Active Transportation efforts. Previously she was the Physical Activity... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
Jefferson 3rd Floor

10:15am EDT

Building Bicycle Partners Through Business Outreach
This two-part workshop featuring BikeArlington/Arlington Transportation Partners, and Pedal Power Promoters will showcase two successful models of using the League's Bicycle Friendly Business program locally to engage businesses and employers, and build strong partnerships to support local bike advocacy. 

BikeArlington will lead a discussion with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) staff on how their Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs promote bicycling to improve commuting and relieve congestion in the community. ATP staff will focus on programs to promote and encourage Bicycle Friendly Business applications and corporate Capital Bikeshare memberships with local employers, encourage bicycle-elements of individual building site-plan developments, and build bike commuting through its TDM program for Arlington Public Schools staff.

Speakers
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Amelia Neptune

Program Director, Bicycle Friendly America, League of American Bicyclists
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Elizabeth Denton

Business Development Manager, Arlington Transportation Partners, DS&MG
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Keara Mehlert

Property and Development Services Director, Arlington Transportation Partners/Destination Sales & Marketing Group
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Henry Dunbar

Director of Active Transportation, BikeArlington
Was previously director of Phoenix Bikes, and nonprofit youth program that hosted the 2017 Youth Bike Summit. Feel free to ask me about Arlington, Nova and DC biking, bike equity, and bikeshare.
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Christine Acosta

Founder, Principal, Pedal Power Promoters, LLC
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Nessa Wheeler

Sub-Contractor, Pedal Power Promoters, LLC
With expertise in communications, Nessa combines branding and design, written word, event planning, and other community engagement strategies to move forward bicycle-friendly initiatives. Nessa is an LCI and a professional bicycle/pedestrian safety educator with the University of... Read More →



Monday March 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Lincoln 3rd Floor

10:15am EDT

Electric Scooters: Making Friends, Not Foes
This session will discuss the explosion of the micromobility industry. While just a few years ago bike share was primarily run by local agencies or non-profits, there is now a multi-billion dollar micromobility industry that includes bike share, scooter share, and potentially other low-speed electric vehicles.

As bike lanes and paths are increasingly shared with new devices, how can we harness this energy to build a broader and stronger movement for safe bicycle and shared use networks?

Speakers
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Carlos Pardo

Senior Manager - Pilots, NUMO
Carlos works in the design and implementation of pilots for NUMO, the New Urban Mobility alliance, hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Before joining NUMO, Carlos had the fortune of working on almost every continent, from Thimphu in Bhutan to Kampala in Uganda, as well... Read More →
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Paul Steely White

Safety Policy Director, Bird
Paul Steely White is Safety Policy Director at Bird where he advocates for smart safety standards in the e-scooter industry.Before joining Bird, he served as Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking and public... Read More →
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Christopher Cherry

Professor, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
I'm an e-bike guy and all other small motorized gadgets. But I ride an analog bike.
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Cindy Mense

Chief Executive Officer, Trailnet
Cindy is an experienced St. Louis bike commuter who can juggle a cup of coffee on a rainy day while pedaling to work. She advocates for making the streets better for biking and creates new opportunities for people to enjoy getting to know St. Louis on two wheels. Trailnet is a nonprofit... Read More →
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Kim Lucas

Sustainable Transportation Branch Manager, District Department of Transportation
Kim Lucas is the Sustainable Transportation Branch Manager with the District Department of Transportation, Planning & Sustainability Division, in Washington, D.C. In this role, Kim leads a team responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the shared micro-mobility... Read More →



Monday March 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Roosevelt 3rd Floor

10:15am EDT

Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery
The session will include a focus on strategies in the recently released FHWA publication Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery.

Learning Objectives

1.    Learn the constraints faced by State departments of transportation in implementing multimodal projects. 
2.    Understand the challenges and successes of collaborative and context sensitive design. 
3.    Learn strategies and design flexibilities related to multimodal facilities.
4.    Examine collaborative stakeholder approaches to accelerating multimodal project delivery.
5.    Identify best practices and resources to accelerate project delivery, including Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery and case studies developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).


Speakers
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Shari Schaftlein

Director, Office of Human Environment, FHWA-DOT
Shari Schaftlein, has 34 years of public service spanning tribal, State, and Federal governments, and nonprofit. She has held leadership positions in the FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty for 16 years. Currently as Director of the Office of Human Environment, she supervises... Read More →
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Caron Whitaker

Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day. Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy.
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Brian Hare

Planning Division Manager, PennDOT


Monday March 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor

11:15am EDT

Creative Solutions: Staff, Grants and Resources to Support Active Transportation from the TN Department of Health
This session will focus on the Tennessee Department of Health’s suite of tools to support active transportation and recreation across the state.  Leslie Meehan, formerly of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and now at the Tennessee Department of Health, has assembled a built environment team whose job is to work with local communities to increase access to bicycling and walking, including a new  grant program that provides funding for  convening, planning, programming (such as Safe Routes to School) and infrastructure. The funds are designed to complement infrastructure funding and to potentially serve as a match to federal federal funds offered through the Tennessee Departments of Transportation (sidewalks/bikeways) and Environment and Conservation (trails). Finally, additional resources will be discussed such as the Active Transportation ROI Toolkit, training for planning commissioners on active transportation and health, Active Building Guidelines to promote physical activity, and a suite of informational guides for health professionals, planners, and elected officials and the general public on the benefits of active transportation in various land use contexts.

Speakers
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Leslie Meehan

Director, Office of Primary Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health
Leslie Meehan, MPA AICP oversees the Office of Primary Prevention in the Commissioner’s Office of the Tennessee Department of Health.  Her focus is increasing physical activity through the built environment as the foremost way to combat the state’s largest health issues.  Previously... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Jefferson 3rd Floor

11:15am EDT

More Than a Trendy Solution - Including Bicycle Safety Curriculum in Elementary Schools
This session looks at two school districts that are including bike education at the elementary school level - Opelika, Alabama and Washington, D.C.

Opelika schools' bike education is based off of the Bikeology Curriculum, developed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - a free resource available on-line. The curriculum has been a powerful tool in equipping this generation towards the goal of an active lifestyle. You'll hear straight hand about what it took to get bike education included in Opelika's public schools. 

Over the last 4 years, the District of Columbia Public Schools has been teaching 2nd graders how to ride bikes safely on city streets. The DCPS ‘Biking in the Park’ program has taught 12,000 students over 4 years how to safely ride while discovering their own neighborhoods. People across the US and around the world have taken note and we’ve seen a trend of larger scale bike education programs taking hold. This new trend in bike education is more efficient, affordable, effective, and farther reaching than one-off, or stand alone programs. Schools can create a curriculum that can be delivered with consistency across the community.

This session will cover why this trend is taking off, the increase of children living in the city and walking and biking to school, and how education is shifting to meet these needs. We'll look into the parental influence over children's physical activity and play while also examining the teacher’s influence over children’s development and learning. As the DC bike education program is growing, we are seeing a holistic approach to bike education mostly only seen in Western Europe. The DC bike education program started with ‘Biking in the Park’ that focused on providing 2nd grade students with skills needed to bike safely and confidently. Now the overall bike education program has grown to include strider bikes in all pre-schools, and the beginnings of Traffic Gardens on school properties.

Speakers
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Chris Rhodes

Physical Educator, Opelika City Schools
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Rick Holt

Bike Mayor, George Mason University
Traffic Gardens-Risky Play-Safety Awareness, parental Influence on the physical activity of children, resilience, how the built environment impacts psychological and physical health and well-being
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Mary Butcher

Associate - Urban Designer, Torti Gallas + Partners
Mary received her masters in planning from the University of Virginia in 2015; her thesis was on the holistic approach to bike education for kids based on a European context. Throughout her research Traffic Gardens kept popping up. Nowadays she works for Torti Gallas + Partners as... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Plated Lunch Menu:
Classic Caesar, Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Creamy Caesar Dressing
Fennel Cured Salmon with Meyer Lemon Cream, Roasted Corn Salsa, Toasted Quinoa Medley, French Beans, Carrots, Parsnips

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Option:
Chick Pea Curry, Basmati Rice with Broccoli Florets

Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Lunch Plenary- The State of Play for Transportation in the States and in Washington, DC
This plenary will delve into the policy and politics of transportation infrastructure at the state and federal level.

States play a critical role in the growth of active transportation. Join senior State DOT officials for a stimulating discussion on key active transportation initiatives and trends. Panelists will share their unique insights into state-level active transportation efforts, innovative projects, and future challenges. A Q&A session and information exchange aimed at identifying strategies and resources to meet active transportation goals will follow.

Speakers
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Toks Omishakin

Deputy Commissioner/Chief, Tennessee Department of Transportation
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Barb Chamberlain

Director, Active Transportation, WSDOT
I'm two years into my move from advocacy (executive director of statewide nonprofit Washington Bikes) to head the new Active Transportation Division at WSDOT and we're doing a lot of exciting work. Happy to discuss multimodal communications to facilitate culture shift in big organizations... Read More →
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Charles Glass

Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Analysis and Planning, Maryland Department of Transportation


Monday March 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

2:00pm EDT

Benchmarking Biking and Walking - Engaging Public Employees about Data
For public employees or others who cannot or will not be engaging in lobby day.

For a decade the Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking has compiled federal data and city and state surveys to provide a broad snapshot of current actions and outcomes for people who bike and walk. In this session we will talk about what the Benchmarking Report has found and discuss how we can improve upon its mission to create better data and understanding of bicycling and walking in the United States.

Learn more about the Benchmarking Report here: https://bikeleague.org/benchmarking-report.

Speakers
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Ken McLeod

Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
As Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists I work on a broad portfolio of bicycle-related issues at federal, state, and local levels of government. My current priorities include working with state and local partners to get all 50 states to take our Bicycle Friendly State... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Jefferson 3rd Floor

2:00pm EDT

The Power of Campus Employers (Lobby Prep Alternative for Public Employees)
Campus employers have an important role in attracting and retaining great talent. Creating systems to help onboard, inform, and support employees is critical to continued success. At Colorado State University we are formalizing our support mechanisms to welcome new employees, provide housing and transportation assistance, deliver engaging group trainings, create consistent commuter amenities, and celebrate new mode choices.

Our employee onboarding process is a partnership with Human Resources and Parking and Transportation Services to acquire new employee contact information, reach out to welcome individuals, and provide a complete transportation and housing picture for an upcoming move. This immediate employee engagement helps us reduce our drive alone rate. The Get Back on the Bike program was started to help employees who are interested but concerned about riding their bicycles get over the hump and begin pedaling regularly. Originally funded by Kaiser Permanente, the program provides participants with equipment, a bicycle tune-up, a pre/post fitness test, and eight Lunch and Learn sessions through the academic year. In exchange, participants commit to pedaling three days a week in warm months and one day a week in cold months.

Now after three cohorts have exceeded our participant goals we have created bicycling champions on campus. One participant lost 40 pounds during the program, many have begun pedaling to work daily regardless of season, and every committed participant pedals away with a deeper connection with bicycling for transportation. Creating consistent, visible commuter amenities helps CSU remove barriers for people who feel a car is necessary for their daily travel. Providing break rooms, lactation rooms, meditation rooms, commuter showers, and other non-motorized infrastructure gives the campus community space to complete personal tasks necessary during the work day. Having an area to make a meal, space for nursing mothers, a place to meditate, or a shower to get cleaned up for the work day allows a bicycle to become viable options for our campus users.

Finally, putting together great events help us say thank you to all our non-motorized users on campus. We start the year with We Ride which collects campus and City of Fort Collins partners to be a one stop shop for our newest students by providing bicycle registration, a transit bus tour, bicycle safety information, exposure to bicycle non-profits, exposure to our bicycling culture, and a free helmet. We help confirm non-motorized transportation behaviors with Bike to Breakfast where say thank you for pedaling with a quick breakfast for students on the go. Earth Week at CSU consists of events each day of the week for bicycling, longboarding, ridesharing, and transit. Consistently our busiest events are summer and winter Bike to Work Day where we typically take top honors out of the 65 stations citywide.

Through these processes we are successful in welcoming new CSU students and employees while supporting our existing bicycling culture. We look forward to sharing these programs and learning from others at the 2019 Summit.

Speakers
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Aaron Buckley

Active Transportation Professional, Employees, Colorado State University
Aaron Buckley is an Active Transportation Professional for Colorado State University in Parking and Transportation Services. In this position he works on employee transportation options and programming; non-motorized infrastructure; and non-motorized data collection with the goal... Read More →



Monday March 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

2:00pm EDT

How to Lobby Effectively
Whether you are a first-timer or a professional advocate, it is always helpful to brush up on your lobby skills. This session will give tips and techniques to get the most for your meetings with elected officials and their staff. We'll talk through what to expect, how to prepare, what questions to ask, and how to work with your team to have an effective meeting. This session will start as a big group presentation but then will break down into smaller groups for role-playing and specific Q&A.


Monday March 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

3:15pm EDT

Snack Break
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Tazo Tea Selections, Regular, Diet & Decaffeinated Soft Drinks; Still & Sparkling Water
Chocolate Chip Cookies & Assorted bags of Chips

Monday March 11, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

3:30pm EDT

The state of play of Transportation in Washington
This is our opportunity to hear from leaders in transportation in Washington, DC. First, Secretary Chao will discuss issues of interest to bike advocates, including improving infrastructure and ensuring the safe integration of automated vehicles into America’s surface transportation system.

AASHTO, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, is arguably the biggest stakeholder in transportation reauthorization. Jim Tymon, Executive Director of AASHTO, will talk through their priorities as the new Congress starts writing the next transportation reauthorization bill.

Speakers
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Elaine Chao

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation
The League of American Bicyclists is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will speak at the National Bike Summit. Secretary Chao will discuss issues of interest to bike advocates, including improving infrastructure and ensuring the safe integration... Read More →
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Jim Tymon

Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Jim Tymon is the Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a non-profit, non-partisan association that supports and represents the interests and missions of state departments of transportation. His experience includes service... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Regency E/F Ballroom

4:00pm EDT

BFU State School Networking Hour (Lobby Day Prep Alternative for State School Employees)
If you work for a public higher education institution and aren't able to Lobby, come to this informal networking hour to meet and mingle with your state school peers while other Summit attendees prepare for Lobby Day.  

Monday March 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Kennedy 3rd Floor

4:00pm EDT

Preparing for Hill Day asks / State Meetings
The first half of this session will be an opportunity to learn more about the policy asks you will be talking about with your Senators and Representatives. We will go over the asks, what they mean for bicycling, and prepare you for any questions or concerns that may come up in your Hill meetings.

The second half of this session will be for state meetings.  This is your chance to plan out your meetings your so you can be as prepared as possible for the day ahead. 

Monday March 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Regency E Ballroom

5:00pm EDT

Happy Hour & General Poster Session - sponsored by New Belgium
Grab a drink and visit the amazing and interesting group of poster presenters:

CSU Moves” Online Transportation Education Module  Presented by Aaron Buckly, Colorado State University

A Cycling-Based Networking Organization That Isn't About The Bike Presented by Alison Percifield, Portland Society

The Implementation of a Bicycle Curriculum within an Elementary Setting Presented by Chris Rhodes, Opelika City Schools

The Nations First Bicycle Trail Crew: Bikepacking, Trailbuilding, and Empowering Young People in Utah Presented by Margaret McCarthy, Utah State University/Center for Civic Engagement/Aggie Blue Bikes

ABC's of Cycling Presented by Deltrece Daniels, Bike Cleveland

Embracing Bicycle Transportation in a Multi-Modal Seattle, Presented by Jessica Kim, Seattle Department of Transportation

Patterns of Disparity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure in Denver, Presented by Abraham Proffitt, University of Colorado at Boulder

Bikes and Books: Engaging Libraries through Bicycle Education, Presented by Rebecca GernesDenver Department of Public Health and Environment

Get the word out! Education, Education, Education! Presented by Jennifer El-Sherif, Salem State University

Defending our Rights More Actively, Presented by Richard Sleder, MBS

How Can My Auto Insurance Help Me if I Get in a Bike Accident? Presented by Joel Moses, Kass and Moses, PC

Bike Friendly Physical Therapy: Keeping the Public in the Saddle, Presented by Kevin Schmidt, Pedal PT

Growth and Bloom of a Bike/Ped Project, Presented by Karen Brooks, Carnegie Mellon University

More than a Trendy Solution: Teaching Children to Bike in School, Opportunities to Address Safety, Equity, Independent Mobility,  in a Safe Environment, Presented by Mary Butcher, Torti Gallas + Partners & Rick Holt, George Mason University

Universities and Community: Forming Partnerships that Encourage Youth, Presented by Sera Erickson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Growth & Bloom in a Bike/Ped Project, Presented by Karen Brooks, Carnegie Mellon University

Monday March 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Presidents Foyer 3rd Floor

5:30pm EDT

LCI Appreciation Reception - sponsored by Bike New York
Celebrate with your fellow LCIs and all of the great work being done to give people the skills and confidence to ride!







Sponsors

Monday March 11, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Washington A

7:00pm EDT

Summit Film Series: Why We Cycle, plus a special screening of MOTHERLOAD, presented by the Embassy of The Netherlands
Why We Cycle:
To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don’t think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. In the documentary ‘Why we cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities. http://whywecycle.eu/ 

MOTHERLOAD is a crowd-sourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand our current cultural shift toward isolation and disconnection, what this could mean for the future of the planet, and how life on a cargo bike could be the antidote. As filmmaker Liz Canning explores the growing global movement to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the bicycle’s history and potential future as the ultimate “social revolutionizer.” Her experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, make it clear to Liz that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice and there are few things more empowering, in an age of consumption, than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing.  See the trailer at www.motherloadmovie.com


Monday March 11, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Regency E Ballroom
 
Tuesday, March 12
 

7:00am EDT

Bike Ride to The Hill
Start Lobby Day off with an invigorating ride from the Hyatt to Capitol Hill.  This casual, six-mile ride will leave the hotel at 7:00 and and follow local streets, bikeways and trails to the Lobby Day Headquarters at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.  The ride should take approximately 30 minutes and will allow participants to stop at the Lobby Day headquarters to drop off items or quickly change clothes before attending the Lobby Day Breakfast.  Capital Bikeshare stations are available at both ends of the trip.  The ride will be lead by local cyclists. Meet in the lobby. 



Speakers
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Charlie Denney

Senior Associate, Alta Planning + Design
Charlie Denney has over 25 years experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning, design and program management. The majority of his recent work has been in the Mid-Atlantic and the southeast, including, the Bicycle Master Plan for Richmond, Virginia,  launch and operation of Capital... Read More →


Tuesday March 12, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am EDT
Meet in the hotel lobby

8:00am EDT

Lobby Day Breakfast
Start your Lobby Day off right with a quick bite, a cup of coffee  and some energizing words from our Bicycling Champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and other Representatives. 

Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am EDT
Rayburn House Office Building rm 2253

8:00am EDT

Lobby Day Capitol Hill
Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Capitol Hill

9:30am EDT

Lobby Day Alternative for State School Employees
Limited Capacity filling up

Join your peers at other state schools for informal discussion and networking.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Bike Ride to Capitol Hill and Lobby Day Breakfast earlier that morning!  Explore Capitol Hill & DC together in the afternoon, and of course stay for the Congressional Reception on Tuesday evening!

Space is being provided by Environment America:  600 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Program Director, Bicycle Friendly America, League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm EDT
600 Penn Ave SE 600 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC, USA

10:00am EDT

Lobby Day Alternative for Public Employees
Are you a government employee? Does your employer forbid lobbying? If so, this session is for you. More information on the day to come. 



Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
As Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists I work on a broad portfolio of bicycle-related issues at federal, state, and local levels of government. My current priorities include working with state and local partners to get all 50 states to take our Bicycle Friendly State... Read More →


Tuesday March 12, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor

11:00am EDT

Lobby Day Lunch
Grab a sandwich and a refreshment before heading off to your next meeting.  Pedi-Cabs are stationed here ready to help you get around Capitol Hill. 

Tuesday March 12, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003

4:15pm EDT

GROUP PHOTO: On the steps of the Capitol building
Get your picture with the group before the Congressional Reception. Meet at the Capitol Steps (north side of the Capitol, closer to the Senate Office Buildings). Our photographer Brian Palmer will take some group photos, and we'll share them with you after the Summit!

Tuesday March 12, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Capitol Hill

5:00pm EDT

Congressional Reception
Come celebrate your lobby visits and successful closing of the National Bike Summit as we watch the sunset over the Capitol.  Please note: only the Hart building north elevator bank goes to the 9th floor.

Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
902 Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002