Bike 2019

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Bike 2019 is a conference to explore and engage in a conversation about the research, policy, and practice around cycling as a mode of active transport.

Edmonton

Building an Inclusive Cycling City

In most North American cities, the people who bicycle regularly do not reflect our population as a whole. How do we get more women, people of diverse cultural backgrounds, kids, older adults, and people with mobility limitations cycling and using bikeshare? This presentation will draw on evidence-based research and lessons from practice.

Calgary

A Recipe for a Bikeable City

Creating a city where people bike for transportation every day is not as simple as striping a few bike lanes. Drawing on research from planning, engineering, health, and psychology, this presentation will provide ingredients for success.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Dill

Jennifer Dill, PhD, is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University (PSU), Director of PSU’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), and Director of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). Dr. Gill's research aims to understand people’s everyday travel decisions, with a focus on bicycling, walking, and transit. For example,

  • Why do people decide to ride a bike instead of driving?
  • How does where they live and the environment around them influence that decision?
  • Does their travel influence where they decide to live?
  • How do those decisions impact their health and the environment?
  • How do our planning and infrastructure decisions impact these travel and location decisions?

The overall aim of her research is to help professionals and policy-makers make better decisions when planning, engineering, and designing cities and infrastructure.

Edmonton, May 7th | Calgary, May 8th

Day 1 - Edmonton

Keynote session Dr. Jennifer Dill, Building an Inclusive Cycling City
Panel discussion #1 “How can cycling be integrated into Edmonton’s transportation system?”
Panelists: Dr. Amy Kim (U of A), Dallas Karhut (City of Edmonton Bike Plan), TBA (Paths for People)
Lunch break + poster session
Research/practice presentations Pecha Kucha
Panel discussion #2 “Given that Edmonton is a Winter City, how can we increase the number of year-round cyclists?”
Panelists: Elizabeth Halpin (City of Edmonton, Bike Education Team), Dr. Darren Markland (active transportation advocate), Brian Patterson (pedestrian planning and bicycle planning and design), Dr. Farnaz Sadeghpour (University of Calgary)
Bike Infrastructure Tour - Edmonton optional
Evening function optional

Day 2 - Calgary

Keynote session Dr. Jennifer Dill, A Recipe for a Bikeable City
Panel discussion #1 “How can cycling be integrated into Calgary’s transportation system?”
Panelists: Blanka Bracic (City of Calary), David Crosby (active transportation advocate), Dr. Gavin McCormack (U of C)
Lunch break + poster session
Research/practice presentations Pecha Kucha
Panel discussion #2 “eBike and Bikeshare: What is the future of urban biking?”
Panelists: Tom Babin (author, journalist and bike enthusiast), Dr. Tish Doyle-Baker (U of C), Nathan Carswell (City of Calgary)
Bike Infrastructure Tour - Calgary optional
Evening function optional

Registration

Early Bird Registration

  • One day (either Edmonton OR Calgary): $100.
  • Both days (Edmonton and Calgary): $150.
  • Online registration is powered by ActivityReg. Payment can be made by credit card or Interac.
  • Cancellations:
    • By Apr 1st: $80 refund.
    • By May 1st: $50 refund.
    • After May 1st: sorry, no refunds.

Student Rate

  • One day (either Edmonton OR Calgary): $50.
  • Both days (Edmonton and Calgary): $75.
  • If you are a student, but not at the University of Alberta, please call the Customer Service Centre at 780-492-2231 to register.


EDMONTON Directions

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (sign-in at 8:15 a.m., lunch included)


CALGARY Directions

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (sign-in at 8:15 a.m., lunch included)