2018 PlacesForBikes conference

It was great to see you at the PlacesForBikes Conference May 1-3, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We hope you got as much out of it as we did. Below are the PDF presentations and videos for the conference keynotes.

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Ryan Van Duzer’s recap video

— Tuesday, May 1 —


Doug Gordon, Writer and Producer at BrooklynSpoke.com

— Wednesday, May 2 —

KEYNOTE: The Emergence of Cycling in Seville (Video)

Manuel Calvo, mastermind and leader of Seville, Spain’s bicycle network

#1 PLAN: Funding Mobility Projects (Video)

Ben Davis, Director of Campaigns, New Company (CO) Timur Ender, Capital Project Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation (OR) Shannon Stearns, Chief Marketing Officer, The Trust for Public Land

#2 BUILD: Building Better by Building Quicker (Video)

Mike Basarich, Manager of Cycling Infrastructure, Bike Fixation (WI) Anthony Garcia, President, Streets Plan Collaborative (NJ) Joanna Taft, Executive Director, Harrison Center for the Arts (IN)

#3 ENGAGE: Changing the Way Your City Engages (Video)

Brandee Lepak, Owner, Global Bikes; Founder and Executive Director, Trips for Kids Phoenix (AZ) Oboi Reed, President and CEO, Equiticity (IL) Sara Studdard, Community Engagement and Marketing Director, Explore Bike Share (TN)

#4 PLAN: Planning for Networks, Not Just Projects (Video)

Rachel Hollar, Executive Director, Bike Walk Macon (CA) Nicole Payne, Program Manager, Cities for Cycling, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NY) Jeremy Raw, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration (DC)

#5 BUILD: Smarter Parking for Better Biking (Video)

Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Bicycle Program and Employee Outreach Manager, Go Lloyd (OR) Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology (IL) Brock Howell, Founder, Bicycle Security Advisors (WA)

#6 MEASURE: The Economic Value of PlacesForBikes — Making the Case (Video)

Jenny LiuAssistant Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning + Assistant Director, Northwest Economic Research Center, Portland State University (OR) Jeremy Pate, Home Region Program Officer, Walton Family Foundation (AR) Kevin Williams, Managing Director, BBC Research (CO)

KEYNOTE: Valerie Jarret, Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation and a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School (Video)

Panel Discussion #1: Places to Be: Reconsidering City Movement (Video)

Keith Benjamin, Director of the Department of Traffic and Transportation, City of Charleston (SC) Lee Jones, Director of Business Development, BCycle (WI) Nolan Moser, Assistant VP Bicycle Component Division, Shimano (CA) Jake Sigal, CEO, Tome Software (MI)

Moderated by Val Vanderpool, Features Editor, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

— Thursday, May 3 —

KEYNOTEToks Omishakin, Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee DOT (Vide0)

Elected Officials Panel

Mayor Greg Ballard (emeritus), Indianapolis, IN Mayor James Brainard, Carmel, IN Mayor Lori Buck (emeritus), Fruita, CO Councilman Leon Pickett III, Baltimore, MD

Moderated by Doug Gordon, Writer and Producer at BrokenSpoke.com (NY)

#7 ENGAGE: Community Ambassadors (Video)

Alice Friedman, Senior Project Manager, New York City Department of Transportation (NY) Lyndsey Pender, Research and Evaluation Specialist, The Works, Inc. (TN) Haydée Santana, Community Engagement Director, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (GA)

#8 ENGAGE: PlacesForKids (Video)

Tom Hanley, CEO, Nine13 Sports (IN) Dr. Kimberly Price, Director of Research and School Programs, The Specialized Foundation (CA) Kristine Urrutia, Development Director, NICA (NC)

#9 MEASURE: What Gets Measured Gets Done: PlacesForBikes City Ratings (Video)

Jennifer Boldry, Director of Research, PeopleForBikes Kyle Wagenschutz, Director of Local Innovation, PeopleForBikes

Panel Discussion #2: People to See: Innovation in Bicycling Participation (Video)

Scott Bricker, Executive Director, Bike Pittsburgh (PA) Maggie Gendron, Director of Strategic Development, LimeBike (DC) Eric Lynn, Founder/CEO, blackriver.cc (WI)

Moderated by Jenn Dice, VP of Business Network, PeopleForBikes