Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes staff writer
Today (Friday, June 2) is the deadline to register for the country’s new practical, leadership-oriented conference on how to make better places for bikes.
Places like, for example, Madison, Wisconsin:
On Union Terrace, bikes are just part of life. Photo: Windelbo.
The event is in Madison, one of the nation’s most bikeable cities, on Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30. It’ll feature keynotes from green-jobs expert Van Jones, Indy Cultural Trail visionary Brian Payne, Los Angeles transportation director Seleta Reynolds and Trek CEO John Burke. The session agenda is now final, featuring two breakout session clusters in four tracks (“plan,” “build,” “engage” and “measure”) and professional city-builders from around the country sharing lessons from their best and worst moments.
Two round-table discussions Thursday afternoon will offer the latest wisdom and path forward on two crucial metrics for biking: how many people are doing it (as well as who they are) and how safe it is to do.
There’s also time set aside for peer strategy sessions: an opportunity for you to huddle with your delegation or compatriots from similar places and get down to business on what to do next. People in the private bike industry, government, infrastructure or advocacy will come away from the event with a new sense of how and why their work matters.
The cost is $550 per person; elected officials attend free if four others from the same city register. The price includes five meals and a happy-hour reception.
You can register on the conference website.
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