Monday

Time
Description
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Raw and Uncut: New Jersey's Ambassadors in Motion Program
Pedestrian safety is a concern in New Jersey. Many crashes occur in minority and underserved communities. NJ AIM was created to strengthen a network of community organizations and leaders to advocate on behalf of safe bicycling and pedestrian activities in their communities. Ambassadors organized safety and educational events; mobilized at high pedestrian crash intersections; presented pedestrian/bicyclist safety materials; and, delivered customized materials to Limited English Proficiency and English as Second Language populations.
Charles Brown MPA (Senior Research Specialist, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2

Tuesday

Time
Description
9:30am - 10:15am
Cross-Sector Partnerships at the State, Regional and Local Levels
An evaluation of cross-sector partnerships at state, regional and local levels demonstrates how a variety of organizations interact to increase active living opportunities. Data from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Livable St. Louis Network and Live Well Ferguson reveals the critical components for partnering across social sectors to promote walking and cycling.
Cindy Mense (Chief Operating Officer, Trailnet), Elizabeth Simons (Program Manager, Live Well Ferguson)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Willcocks Common: From Car Traffic to Foot Traffic
The City of Toronto recently partnered with the University of Toronto to initiate the first pilot project of its city-wide Walking Strategy.
Alan Webb (Architect / Planner, University of Toronto)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Building Walkability Coalitions at the National, Regional, and Neighborhood Levels
Because pedestrians do not necessarily identify themselves as such, building a pedestrian coalition requires a different approach than bicycling advocacy. This session presents three recent successes in walking coalitions. America Walks will explain how it built a national coalition and hired the first-ever DC pedestrian lobbyist. WalkSanDiego will describe how a diverse regional coalition got Active Transportation, Regional SRTS, and Complete Streets programs included in a Regional Transportation Plan. WalkSanDiego will also highlight its Health Equity by Design project organizing residents in a low-income neighborhood to advocate around health issues, including walkability and bike safety.
Andy Hamilton (President, WalkSanDiego/San Diego Air Pollution Control District), Kathleen Ferrier (Policy Manager, WalkSanDiego), Scott Bricker (Executive Director, America Walks)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
102ABC
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cross-Sector Partnerships at the State, Regional and Local Levels
An evaluation of cross-sector partnerships at state, regional and local levels demonstrates how a variety of organizations interact to increase active living opportunities. Data from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Livable St. Louis Network and Live Well Ferguson reveals the critical components for partnering across social sectors to promote walking and cycling.
Cindy Mense (Chief Operating Officer, Trailnet), Elizabeth Simons (Program Manager, Live Well Ferguson)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Willcocks Common: From Car Traffic to Foot Traffic
The City of Toronto recently partnered with the University of Toronto to initiate the first pilot project of its city-wide Walking Strategy.
Alan Webb (Architect / Planner, University of Toronto)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Innovative Public Engagement for Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning: Engaging the Community, Using New Technologies, and Sustaining Momentum
This workshop will focus on tools of engagement for pedestrian and bicycle projects, including: how to engage community members typically underrepresented in the planning process, how to prepare for hot topics that might otherwise derail your project, and how to utilize cutting-edge engagement tools and mobile workshops. Participants will also learn strategies to sustain community enthusiasm and foster public dialogue about the role of walking and bicycling in a community.
Jessica Horning (Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.), Jessica Roberts (Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
202A

Wednesday

Time
Description
9:30am - 10:15am
The BTA's Bike Commute Challenge: Growing the Movement
In September 2011, more than 12,000 individuals from 1,400 workplaces competed in the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's month-long Bike Commute Challenge. The BTA and workplace bike advocates team up using the fun and powerful bikecommutechallenge.com web platform, workshops, and fun events to turn more than 2,000 individuals onto bike commuting for the first time, and to turn occasional bike commuters into bike advocates in their workplaces and beyond.
Stephanie Noll (Programs Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
The Idaho Stop Law: How It Came to Be and Prospects in Other States
In 1982, Idaho passed a unique law that makes it legal for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs. Today advocates in other states have shown a keen interest in adopting similar laws. This poster shares the true history of how the Idaho Stop Law came to be and provides suggestions to people interested in championing similar legislation in other states.
David Levinger (President, Mobility Education Foundation)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
The LADOT Bike Blog: Social Media and Outreach
At LADOT Bikeways, we have sought to garner community input by complimenting the typical planning process with an online forum that is available 24/7. Our social media strategy allows anyone to engage with the department though a direct channel. Our social media strategy doesn't just stop at blog posts and Facebook comments. We continue to integrate social media with everything we do.
Siam "JoJo" Pewsawang (Assistant Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone
Safe Routes Networks throughout the U.S. are helping to foster partnerships between transportation, health and education organizations to advance policy changes for Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets policies, and more. Hear from representatives in California, Missouri and Tennessee about their experiences on these issues, and learn how the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is building a national learning network to help advocates nationwide create walkable and bikeable communities for kids and everyone.
Deb Hubsmith (Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Ian Thomas PhD (Executive Director, PedNet Coalition Inc), Kristine Kessel (Network Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Kyle Wagenschutz (Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Memphis), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
103ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Implementing Education & Enforcement Components of a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, Part 1 (State Level Coordination)
This session will highlight efforts made in multiple cities across the country to develop, organize, and implement the education and enforcement components of Pedestrian Safety Action Plans, funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Dave Skrelunas (District Safety Programs Manager, Florida Department of Transportation), David Smith (Transportation Planner, T.Y. Lin International), Juliet Armijo (Management Analyst, New Mexico Department of Transportation), Laura Sandt (Senior Research Associate, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina), Leah Walton (Program Analyst, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Advocate + Include
Safety/Data
90 minute panel session
202B
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The BTA's Bike Commute Challenge: Growing the Movement
In September 2011, more than 12,000 individuals from 1,400 workplaces competed in the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's month-long Bike Commute Challenge. The BTA and workplace bike advocates team up using the fun and powerful bikecommutechallenge.com web platform, workshops, and fun events to turn more than 2,000 individuals onto bike commuting for the first time, and to turn occasional bike commuters into bike advocates in their workplaces and beyond.
Stephanie Noll (Programs Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session + Pecha Kucha presentation
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Idaho Stop Law: How It Came to Be and Prospects in Other States
In 1982, Idaho passed a unique law that makes it legal for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs. Today advocates in other states have shown a keen interest in adopting similar laws. This poster shares the true history of how the Idaho Stop Law came to be and provides suggestions to people interested in championing similar legislation in other states.
David Levinger (President, Mobility Education Foundation)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
The LADOT Bike Blog: Social Media and Outreach
At LADOT Bikeways, we have sought to garner community input by complimenting the typical planning process with an online forum that is available 24/7. Our social media strategy allows anyone to engage with the department though a direct channel. Our social media strategy doesn't just stop at blog posts and Facebook comments. We continue to integrate social media with everything we do.
Siam "JoJo" Pewsawang (Assistant Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Advocacy Campaigns for Better Bikeways: From Citizens to City Hall
Everyone should feel safe on our city streets. Whether you're an 8-year-old child or 80-year-old grandmother, you should be able to ride a bike in the city without fearing for your safety. Unfortunately, safety is still the most frequently cited barrier preventing people from biking. Active Trans Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign is rallying Chicagoans around creating a world-class bikeway network that will include 100 miles of protected bike lanes by 2015, as well as other innovations, and is receiving unprecedented political support at all levels of city government. Meanwhile, SFBCs Connecting the City campaign is taking a different approach towards the same goals, pushing its own 100-mile comprehensive plan by building high level and grassroots support for this vision, in the expectation that it will compel city government to develop and act upon its own strategy for 8-to-80 bikeways. This session will look at how to run an effective advocate-led campaign for next generation bikeways.
Andres Alvear (Director of Community Outreach, Active Transportation Alliance), Kit Hodge (Deputy Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
101A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
How to Bring More Non-Cyclists into Your Bike Community
Join Rich Conroy, Bike New York's Education Programs Director for a session on how to teach someone the basics on how to ride. This successful program continues to teach adults and children how to operate a bicycle safely and with confidence. The Learn to Ride cirriculum teaches the fundamental elements of cycling to those who never learned to ride or who havent been on a bike in a long while. Each class covers: Adjusting your helmet for a comfortable, effective fit; Balancing on a bicycle; PedalingSteady starting and stopping; Steering with control. (15-18 participants)
Richard Conroy (Education Director, Bike New York)
Advocate + Include
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop)
Outside main convention center entrance
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Vision Session: Doubling the Number of Women and Girls Who Ride Bikes
If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a million women on bikes! Right now, women ride at much lower rates than men, accounting for just 24 percent of bike trips in 2009. This interactive session will use facilitated, small-group discussions to explore how to break down the barriers and engage more women in the bicycle movement through specific, real-world scenarios. Participants will leave this session energized with new perspectives and insight to take informed, effective action in their community to double the number of women who ride!
Barbara Chamberlain (Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Washington), Carolyn Szczepanski (Director of Communications, League of American Bicyclists), Elly Blue (Publisher, Taking the Lane Media), Kit Keller (Executive Director, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals), Melissa Balmer (Editor/Initiative Director, Women On Bikes SoCal), Renee Rivera (Executive Director, East Bay Bicycle Coalition)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
102ABC

Thursday

Time
Description
8:00am - 9:30am
Exploring Attitudes Toward Bicycling
Where do attitudes toward bicycling come from, and why do some people enjoy bicycling so much more than others? Davis, CA is one of the few places in the US where bicycling is a substantial mode of transportation, but even with good bicycling conditions, many Davis residents do not choose to bicycle regularly. In this presentation, three researchers discuss their findings about the nature and formation of attitudes toward bicycling.
Amy Lee (Student Researcher, University of California, Davis), Sarah Rebolloso McCullough (Ph.D Candidate, University of California, Davis), Sarah Underwood (Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Davis)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
202A
8:00am - 9:30am
Sustaining Complete Streets Momentum
Your community rallied around a Complete Streets policy. Now it's in your hands to make that vision a reality, but the community is opposed to your proposed projects. This panel will explore lessons learned and best practices in effectively communicating what Complete Streets actually means on the ground.
Becka Roolf (Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Salt Lake City Division of Transportation), Chad Mullins (Chair, Salt Lake County, Bicycle Advisory Committee), Ryan Snyder (Principal, Ryan Snyder Associates), Salvador Lopez (Associate Planner, City of Baldwin Park), Stefanie Seskin (Deputy Director, National Complete Streets Coalition)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
201B
9:30am - 10:15am
Biketopia in Autopia - How to Create Biking and Walking-Friendly Policies in a Car-Centric Community.
While there has been momentum establishing bicycle friendly policies and infrastructure in multi-modal cities, how do you create support for it in auto-oriented suburbs? This session will explore how the City of Glendale, a suburb adjacent to Los Angeles, went from being hostile to supportive in establishing bicycle policies and infrastructure. This session will also explore strategies to build community advocacy and implementation that can be executed with limited resources.
Michael Nilsson (Mobility Planner, City of Glendale)
Advocate + Include
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Catapulting Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy
In 2009, the Alliance for Biking & Walking kicked off the Advocacy Advance Grants program, which was the largest investment in grassroots bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. The program has awarded over $600,000 to help more than 25 organizations build capacity and launch innovative campaigns to help catapult grassroots advocacy in North America. Bicycling and pedestrian organization leaders will share their successes and lessons learned from the Advocacy Advance Partnership.
Brighid O'Keane (Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Eric Boerer (Advocacy Director, Bike Pittsburgh), Eric Rogers (Executive Director, BikeWalkKC), Rebecca Serna
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
102ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
Steps to a Walkable Community: Guide and Action Network
This session will present information from the new Steps to a Walkable Community: A Guide for Citizens, Planners, and Engineers. Presenters will also discuss the Walking Action Network, which connects and supports a diverse set of organizations using walking projects and programs to meet their goals.
Laura MacNeil (Urban Planner II, Sam Schwartz Engineering), Scott Bricker (Executive Director, America Walks)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
103ABC
10:15am - 11:45am
Transportation Behavior Change in Diverse Communities: The In Motion Experience
The community-based In Motion Transportation Demand Management program has reached over 24 communities in the King County (WA) region. This presentation will cover the In Motion model and history, and the challenges, opportunities, successes, and lessons learned of applying the In Motion model to South Park and White Center, two highly diverse, low-income neighborhoods. Presenters will also discuss the transferability of In Motion strategies to other walking and bicycling behavior change efforts.
Carol Cooper (Senior Transportation Planner, King County), Jessica Roberts (Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design)
Advocate + Include
90 minute panel session
203A