Monday

Time
Description
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bike & Park Tour
See how one city took 27 Car Parking Spaces and turned it into 350 Bicycle parking spaces transforming a municipal parking garage into the largest bicycle commuter center in the United States. Bike & Park is hosting a complimentary visit to the Santa Monica Bike Center (www.smbikecenter.com). The visit will include: Round-trip coach bus ride; a tour of the bike center hosted by founder the Sustainable Streets and general manager, Ron Durgin; a brief bike tour along the beach in Santa Monica & Venice Beach; and happy hour refreshments & lite-bites.
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Using Bicycle Road Safety Audits (BSRAs) to Make Your Streets and Paths Safer for Bicycle Travel
The mobile workshop will be on bicycle to sites close to the Coonference Center. The Broadway and 3rd Street cycletrack couplet is a pilot project that the City wants to make permanent. The City's consultant recently completed the most recent set of data gathering on this facility. We will have bikes and helmets for you to wear in this evaluation. You will learn the purpose of the BRSA and perform one mini-audit during the workshop. (20 participants)
Richard Schaffer (Bicycle/Pedestrian Specialist, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration )
Plan + Connect
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance

Tuesday

Time
Description
6:30am - 7:30am
Exercise and Fitness Rides and Runs
Fitness walks and bike rides for fun and to provide social and networking opportunities. These sessions will be hosted by Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach's former Bicycle Coordinator and the President of Livable Communities, and Kerri Zane, a local fitness and walking expert. Locations and other details to be announced at the conference. Join us and get some exercise while you explore Long Beach with enthusiastic local guides.
Charlie Gandy (President, Livable Communities, Inc.), Kerri Zane
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance
10:15am - 11:45am
Public-Private Investment in Pedestrian-Friendly Districts
Spurred by initial investments in pedestrian and bike infrastructure, a corner of Downtown Long Beach has redeveloped incrementally, with local owners, designers, and tenants creating a sustainable model of organic urban renewal and economic development. Learn the strategic economic decisions and financing models that made this pedestrian-friendly revitalization possible. Join the investors for a tour of the renovated property, experience the surrounding streetscape enhancements and enjoy the adjacent renovations at 420 4th Street, including the Berlin Bistro Parklet. This workshop will begin at the Long Beach Convention Center where the group of 15-20 will pick up bikes. The group will ride down the Promenade and take the Broadway Cycle Track to 1st+Linden where we will discuss the streetscape enhancements that were made to enhance the pedestrian experience, including curb extensions and landscaped plazas. The workshop will then ride to 4th+Linden where we will park bikes and tour this revitalized, pedestrian-friendly city block of the East Village Arts District.
Alan Pullman AIA (Senior Principal, Studio One Eleven), David White (Former Project Officer, Long Beach Redevelopment Agency), Michael Bohn AIA (Principal, Studio One Eleven)
Invest + Govern
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access to Transit
Improving pedestrian and bicycle access to transit is a fundamental component of a successful multimodal transportation system. Its benefits include increased transit ridership, extending trip lengths for bicyclists and pedestrians, reducing demand on private automobile travel, and promoting healthy communities. This mobile workshop will explore some of Long Beach's recent multimodal access enhancements including Metro Blue Line station areas and the newly expanded Bikestation. In March 2011, ALTA Planning + Design completed a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle access audit of the 9 Metro Blue line light rail stations that serve Long Beach. This audit identified a range of improvements that could be made to facilitate access to the stations. The recently completed Bikestation replaced the original facility, which was the first facility of its kind in the U.S. Bikestation Long Beach is strategically located on the transit-only mall on First Street, a nexus for light rail, buses, pedestrians, and a local shuttle that services neighborhoods and key attractions. The services offered through the facility include bike rentals, lockers, showers, guided tours, repairs, secured bike parking, and more. (25 participants)
Brett Hondorp AICP (Principal, Alta Planning + Design), Todd Boulanger (Board of Directors, Bikestation)
Plan + Connect
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance

Wednesday

Time
Description
6:30am - 7:30am
Exercise and Fitness Rides and Runs
Fitness walks and bike rides for fun and to provide social and networking opportunities. These sessions will be hosted by Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach's former Bicycle Coordinator and the President of Livable Communities, and Kerri Zane, a local fitness and walking expert. Locations and other details to be announced at the conference. Join us and get some exercise while you explore Long Beach with enthusiastic local guides.
Charlie Gandy (President, Livable Communities, Inc.), Kerri Zane
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance
10:15am - 11:45am
Reclaiming the Right of Way - Implementing and Designing Parklets
In early 2012, Long Beach welcomed the first Parklet constructed in Southern California. With more completed in spring and several planned, many see these sidewalk extensions as an effective approach to enhancing the public realm. Parklets can be leveraged in the revitalization of traditional retail corridors and contribute to the complete streets concept by calming traffic that then allows bicycles, pedestrians and cars to efficiently share existing public infrastructure. This mobile workshop will feature a cross-disciplinary group of presenters including the site designer, Michael Bohn, Madeline Brozen, lead researcher on the UCLA Parklet Toolkit, Sue Castillo, formerly with the City of Long Beach and Luis Navarro, owner of Lolas restaurant with accompanying parklet. This mobile workshop will walk to Berlin (15-minute walk from the convention center) with a short presentation of parklet background and then the group will visit and speak at the parklet, allowing plenty of time for questions to any of the presenters. (20 participants)
Maddie Brozen (Program Director, Complete Streets Initiative, University of California, Los Angeles), Michael Bohn AIA (Principal, Studio One Eleven), Sue Castillo
Design + Engineer
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Community Engagement of Biking and Walking
Join James Rojas, artist and urban planner, on an interactive workshop that will change the way you think about public engagement and visioning. Using a technique honed during numerous community workshops in Southern California, throughout the USA, and beyond, James will lead a mobile workshop out into the community, then come back to develop an interactive model that will engage and elicit insights. This is a unique approach to collective visioning that really works. (25-30 participants)
James Rojas (Founder, Latino Urban Forum)
Plan + Connect
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance
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). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance

Thursday

Time
Description
6:30am - 7:30am
Exercise and Fitness Rides and Runs
Fitness walks and bike rides for fun and to provide social and networking opportunities. These sessions will be hosted by Charlie Gandy, the City of Long Beach's former Bicycle Coordinator and the President of Livable Communities, and Kerri Zane, a local fitness and walking expert. Locations and other details to be announced at the conference. Join us and get some exercise while you explore Long Beach with enthusiastic local guides.
Charlie Gandy (President, Livable Communities, Inc.), Kerri Zane
Offsite event (aka Mobile Workshop). 90 minutes.
Outside main convention center entrance