Local councils will share their stories of community pedal power in Sydney next month at the one-day Bike Futures conference.
Councils who have inspired more people to leave their cars at home and ride a bike instead will share their success stories and give practical suggestions on how they did it.
Presentations will include visualization of data for cycle planning; a new study on attitudes to minimum passing distance laws from the UNSW; end of trip facilities; automated bike sharing; prevention of car door crashes; gender and cycling and active transport to school for children.
The aim of the one-day conference, which is hosted by the Bicycle Network and the University of NSW, is to help local government support more people to ride bikes. The day will cover a range of new and innovative tools, policies and technologies for local government to use in their planning and community programs.
“We know getting more people on bikes helps local governments create healthier communities and tackle traffic congestion,” said Erin Farley, Bicycle Network Government and External Relations Adviser.
“Bike Futures is about giving local governments the expertise and tools to support bike riding in their planning and programs. Bike Futures Sydney will bring together cutting edge research and practical information for government officers to use in their day to day planning and implementation work.”
Speakers include Professor Chris Pettit, UNSW’s first Chair of Urban Science, who will talk about mapping cycle journeys through Australian cities; Callan Jones from Arup on protected bicycle intersections; Elizabeth Krassoi from Eurocycles on using electric bicycles to encourage more people to cycle; Al Reid from CyclePort on the first universal automated bike sharing system and sessions on preventing bicycle car door crashes curated by Inner Melbourne Safe Active Travel.
Bike Futures will be held on September 7 at UNSW, Sydney. More information and details here.
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