Monday

Time
Description
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Transforming Los Angeles
Los Angeles is on the brink of becoming a truly bicycle friendly city. With its new bicycle plan, the city is in the midst of an important shift: to implement a network of 1600 miles of bikeways and over 180 programs that will transform Los Angeles. A year into that shift, what has the city been able to accomplish to take L.A. into the new millennium for bicycles?
Michelle Mowery (Senior Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation), Nate Baird (Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2

Tuesday

Time
Description
10:15am - 11:45am
Navigating MAP-21
This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP-21, so people understand the new bill, the new programs, and opportunities. The overview will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Advocacy Advance to explore strategies and best practices for working with state DOTs, MPOs, and other entities to maximize federal transportation dollars used for biking and walking at the state and local level.
Brighid O'Keane (Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Caron Whitaker (Campaign Director, America Bikes), Darren Flusche (Advocacy Director, League of American Bicyclists & Advocacy Advance), Margo Pedroso (Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
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)
Outside main convention center entrance
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Benefit-Cost Analysis for Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects
Benefit-cost analysis is an increasingly common requirement for projects applying for state and federal transportation funding. Bicycling and walking projects create numerous environmental, economic and health benefits, but quantifying these benefits can be challenging. Presenters will review a benefit-cost analysis methodology developed for regional multi-use path corridor projects successfully applying for federal TIGER grant funds and discuss its applicability to other projects. This information can help planners make the case that bicycle and pedestrian projects convey regional economic benefits and belong at the federal decision making table.
Drusilla van Hengel PhD (Northwest Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Discussing the Value of Complete Streets: Answers to Common Objections
A common concern in transportation agencies and elected officials is that implementing Complete Streets policies will cost too much. This session will provide several strategies for responding to this concern, including examples and resources from communities that have overcome this issue from advanced practitioners and Complete Streets Workshop instructors
Barbara McCann (Principal, McCann Consulting)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Growing Investment in Cycle Tourism
Bicycle tourism is rapidly expanding in North America (and globally), resulting in opportunities for advocates and agencies to secure major investments in bike facilities and programs that serve visitors and every-day cyclists. At this session, staff from Adventure Cycling Association (the largest membership cycling non-profit in the U.S.) will discuss the global growth in cycle tourism; how to develop cycle tourism programs from the national to local levels; how to analyze the economic impact of bike tourism, and how to make the case for cycle tourism and its economic development and green business potential.
Jim Sayer (Executive Director, Adventure Cycling Association)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
The Economics of Bicycle Parking
The presenters can more focus and insight to the economic impacts of providing quality end-of-trip facilities for the bicycle commuter and cycling enthusiast as an essential component of bicycle networks. In addition to well-documented health, social and environmental benefits, proper bicycle-parking infrastructure can bring significant, measurable citywide and community-specific economic benefits.
Elco Gauw (President, Urban Bicycle Parking Systems)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bicycling Mean Business: The Roadmap and Reward for Being Bicycle-Friendly
Recognizing the critical need for and clear interest from employers in creating more bicycle-friendly workplaces and communities, Cascade Bicycle Club convened the Bike Business Forum to build business support and local action for pro-bike policies and funding. To those ends, BizCycle was born: a definitive bicycle-friendly business best practices guide and an accompanying certification system that speaks to the business case for bicycling, generates recognition and sparks action.
David Amiton (Transportation Analyst, University of Washington), Heather Fortune (Advocacy Director, Saris Cycling Group), Mary Collins (Commute Programs Assistant, Cascade Bicycle Club)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
201B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Crash Reduction Through Advocacy, Enforcement, and Support Programs
Three talented presenters will discuss pedestrian and bicycle crash prevention and support programs, including how to provide: advocacy coverage of pedestrian and bicycle crashes to help police enforce laws; pedestrian and bicycle safety training to law enforcement; and Crash Support Programs that empower pedestrians and bicyclists to know their rights, options and responsibilities following a crash.
Damien Newton (Editor, Los Angeles Streetsblog), Peter Flucke (President, WE BIKE, etc.), Rebecca Resman (Director of Membership and Development, Active Transportation Alliance)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
201A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thinking Outside the Beltway: the Future of Government Funding for Walking & Bicycling
With federal funding for bike/ped investments threatened, we're at a strategic crossroads and must be more resourceful than ever in advancing active transportation. We'll highlight successful multi-faceted strategies that have used research, advocacy and communications to secure significant funding and policies for active transportation at the regional and state level, and discuss how California's landmark greenhouse gas reduction law can frame bike/ped investment as a solution to climate, public health and economic goals.
Dave Snyder (Executive Director, California Bicycle Coalition), Kevin Mills (Vice President of Policy and Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy), Laura Cohen (Director, Western Region, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy), Stuart Cohen (Co-Founder/Executive Director, TransForm)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
103ABC

Wednesday

Time
Description
9:30am - 10:15am
Complete Streets: Making the Transition from Policy to Implementation
In the Kansas City region, numerous communities have adopted Complete Street policies that support better walking and bicycling infrastructure. Yet, a major challenge is making the jump from a Complete Streets policy to actual implementation of streets that safely accommodate all users safely and efficiently. The Complete Streets Handbook was produced by the local MPO (MARC) and attempts to answer these questions for local communities.
Paul Supawanich (Associate Project Planner, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
Lessons from the Midtown Greenway Success Story, the Bicycle Transportation Artery of Minneapolis.
The Midtown Greenway has become Minnesota's busiest bikeway with morning and afternoon rush hours. This 5.5 mile-long trail runs through a grade-separated railroad corridor providing fast, safe, and pleasant bicycle transportation across Minneapolis. The Midtown Greenway features wide nonstop cycling lanes and a separate pedestrian lane. It is snowplowed in the winter, lit at night, and open 24/7. It helped ignite an explosion in bicycle transportation as well as a residential development boom along its edges. Poster session visitors will become familiar with the Midtown Greenway, what it took to make it happen, what resulted from it's installation, and how to replicate it elsewhere.
Tim Springer (Principal, Springer Consulting LLC)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
9:30am - 10:15am
York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet
How do road diets and bike lanes affect surrounding local economies? There are myriad speculations about this interaction, but surprisingly few data. York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet explores this relationship through research in Los Angeles, California. Employing property value, sales tax, and business turnover data as well as stakeholder surveys, we compare economic conditions along two similar sections of York Boulevard, one with a road diet/bike lanes and the other without.
Cullen McCormick (Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Bike Share Planning and Implementation: Experiences from Across the U.S.
Bike sharing is a rapidly growing public transportation solution. While cities are clamoring to be the next in line to bring bike sharing to their communities, little is understood of how to successfully plan, purchase, market, or operate a bike sharing system due to lack of practical knowledge. This panel will share their insights gained through the successful planning and operation of both existing and planned bike share systems.
Brett Hondorp
Invest + Govern
Bike Share
90 minute panel session
101B
10:15am - 11:45am
Bikenomics & The Business Case for Bike-Friendly Business Districts
Learn about the business case for bicycling from Bikenomics guru Elly Blue and Bike Friendly Business Districts expert April Economides. Learn why bicycling is good for taxpayers and hear examples of bike-friendly businesses and business districts from around the continent. The speakers will share tips for stakeholder engagement, data gathering, and colorful stories of personal and civic change.
April Economides (Principal, Green Octopus Consulting), Elly Blue (Publisher, Taking the Lane Media)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Innovative Strategies in Bike-Transit Integration for the SF Bay Area
Strengthening connections between bicycling and transit is widely recognized as a critical step towards increasing transit ridership and reducing single-occupant automobile trips. What's less understood is the specific impact transit access improvements can have in affecting mode choice. This presentation focuses on three distinct strategies from the San Francisco Bay Area: a cost/benefit analysis of bicycle parking investments with a case study of Berkeleys public-private partnership Bike Station, regional bike share, and innovative designs for bus-bike-pedestrian interactions.
Brooke DuBose (Senior Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers), David Parisi (Principal, Parisi Associates), Eric Anderson (Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, City of Berkeley, California), Heath Maddox (Senior Planner, Livable Streets Subdivision, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
201B
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Making Streets More Complete: How to Break Through to Your Next Level
Ready to take the next steps toward routinely creating complete streets networks in your community? Ask your questions about what stands between where you are and where you want to be. Ask about strategies for building community and political support across targeted fields and disciplines to help create and adopt complete streets polices. Ask about how to more effectively implement an existing complete streets policy and measure its impact. Ask about resources to guide your work. Ask how to avoid common barriers or pushback. If I dont have an answer, I will connect you with someone who knows more.
Linda Tracy (Complete Streets Program Manager, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals)
Invest + Govern
Peer Problem Solving consultation
204
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Navigating MAP-21
This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP-21, to help participants understand the new bill, the new programs, and opportunities. The overview will be followed by a facilitated discussion with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Advocacy Advance to explore strategies and best practices for working with state DOTs, MPOs, and other entities to maximize federal transportation dollars used for biking and walking at the state and local level.
Brighid O'Keane (Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Caron Whitaker (Campaign Director, America Bikes), Darren Flusche (Advocacy Director, League of American Bicyclists & Advocacy Advance), Margo Pedroso (Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership), Robert Ping (Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Speed Kills...Urbanism
Streets serve two fundamental needs: they connect people to destinations (though a wide range of modes) and they serve as Places, stages for the activities of daily living. While the best land use plan is a transportation plan, we've been making mobility, especially high-speed auto-mobility, our priority for the last seventy-five years at the expense of the fabric of our cities. In a future of diminishing resources, cities that support the short, sustainable trip will have the upper hand, while cities that continue to prioritize long and unsustainable trips will be at a competitive disadvantage.
James Rojas (Founder, Latino Urban Forum), Joseph Readdy (Principal, Schemata Workshop), Lydia Tan (Executive Vice President, Related California)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
103ABC
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Complete Streets: Making the Transition from Policy to Implementation
In the Kansas City region, numerous communities have adopted Complete Street policies that support better walking and bicycling infrastructure. Yet, a major challenge is making the jump from a Complete Streets policy to actual implementation of streets that safely accommodate all users safely and efficiently. The Complete Streets Handbook was produced by the local MPO (MARC) and attempts to answer these questions for local communities.
Paul Supawanich (Associate Project Planner, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Lessons from the Midtown Greenway Success Story, the Bicycle Transportation Artery of Minneapolis.
The Midtown Greenway has become Minnesota's busiest bikeway with morning and afternoon rush hours. This 5.5 mile-long trail runs through a grade-separated railroad corridor providing fast, safe, and pleasant bicycle transportation across Minneapolis. The Midtown Greenway features wide nonstop cycling lanes and a separate pedestrian lane. It is snowplowed in the winter, lit at night, and open 24/7. It helped ignite an explosion in bicycle transportation as well as a residential development boom along its edges. Poster session visitors will become familiar with the Midtown Greenway, what it took to make it happen, what resulted from it's installation, and how to replicate it elsewhere.
Tim Springer (Principal, Springer Consulting LLC)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet
How do road diets and bike lanes affect surrounding local economies? There are myriad speculations about this interaction, but surprisingly few data. York Boulevard: The Economics of a Road Diet explores this relationship through research in Los Angeles, California. Employing property value, sales tax, and business turnover data as well as stakeholder surveys, we compare economic conditions along two similar sections of York Boulevard, one with a road diet/bike lanes and the other without.
Cullen McCormick (Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2

Thursday

Time
Description
8:00am - 9:30am
Bicycle Tourism Economy - Oregon's Intentional Growth Model
Oregon's bicycle leadership extends to tourism. Through a host of state and local partnerships, agencies, organizations, and businesses are partnering together to grow bicycle tourism as an economic engine for communities throughout the state. Hear about the strategy, which includes investments in facilities, business goods and services, data collection, and marketing tools all aimed at supporting a network of leveraged investments that keep bicycle tourists coming back for more.
Chris Bernhardt (Director of Consulting Services, International Mountain Bicycling Association), Kristin Dahl (Sustainable Tourism Development Manager, Travel Oregon), Scott Bricker (Executive Director, America Walks)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
102ABC
8:00am - 9:30am
Using Data and Survey Information to Guide Safe Routes to School Programs and Advocacy Strategies
The 2011 National Walking Survey, conducted online, attracted 7,000 participants nationwide. It sought to drill down into the motivations, concerns and behaviors of "avid walkers" of all adult ages, revealing important differences in walking by age and other demographics. Widely disseminated, this data is assisting America Walks and other advocates in making informed decisions in outreach and strategic planning.
Molly O'Reilly (Board Vice President, America Walks), Wendy Landman (Executive Director, WalkBoston), Yolanda Savage-Narva (Campaign Director, America Walks)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
202C
9:30am - 10:15am
Benefit-Cost Analysis for Bicycle Investments
Reduced collisions, health care savings, vehicle emission reductions; the benefits of bicycle investments are numerous and often far outweigh the costs. Cost-benefit analysis is an effective method for quantifying those benefits and presenting a case for allocating limited public funds towards bicycle infrastructure. This presentation will review the cost-benefit analysis completed for a recent USDOT TIGER grant application and prepare fund seekers for grants with cost benefit analysis requirements.
Ricardo Gutierrez (Assistant Bicycle Coordinator, City of Los Angeles)
Invest + Govern
Poster Session
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
10:15am - 11:45am
Beyond Urban Centers: Active Transportation in Small Towns and Rural America
There has long existed an assumption that biking and walking are 'big city' phenomena and that rural Americans don't need bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. A new analysis of the 2009 NHTS reveals that active transportation in small towns is more prevalent than you might think. Who are these people and where are they going? Learn about the key role federal funding has played in supporting active transportation in rural communities.
Dan Stewart (Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Maine Department of Transporation), Tracy Loh (Research Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
202A
10:15am - 11:45am
Galas and Sundowners: Does Multimodal Level of Service Analysis Create a Platform for Meaningful Comparison of Roadway Quality?
This presentation compares and contrasts Highway Capacity Manual 2010 Multimodal Level of Service Analysis with other quality of service measures to pursue the question of whether a methodology finally exists that allows practitioners and policy makers to compare apples to apples when describing vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian quality of service.
Drusilla van Hengel PhD (Northwest Planning and Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design), Rick Perez PE (City Traffic Engineer, City of Federal Way, Washington)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
203B
10:15am - 11:45am
The Power of the Performance Metric - Getting Your Jurisdiction Back on Track
How should we measure the performance of a city's transportation system? Traditional metrics have only considered cars, but modern metrics should capture bikeability, walkability, effects on public health, and disparities, among other things. This session describes a collaborative effort to calculate new metrics for the City of Los Angeles. The process sheds light on how complicated and multidimensional the transportation system is, and on the power of outsiders to change it.
Chanda Singh (Policy Analyst, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health), Kristen 'Herbie' Huff (Transportation Planner, Ryan Snyder Associates), Maddie Brozen (Program Director, Complete Streets Initiative, University of California, Los Angeles), Margot Ocanas (Policy Analyst – Built Environment, Renew Los Angeles)
Invest + Govern
90 minute panel session
202C