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Austin Bike Summit this weekend to plan what’s next for bike advocacy

Posted Apr 05 2010 1:28pm

The first Austin Bike Summit will be held this weekend to bring all parts of the cycling community together to plan for what’s next in bike advocacy. The summit is hosted by the League of Bicycling Voters , Yellow Bike Project , Austin Cycling Association , and Bike Texas .

Registration is free and all are invited.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

6:00pm-7:00pm Kick-Off Ride
Meet at Pfluger Bike/Ped Bridge, over Lady Bird Lake, near Lamar Blvd.

7:00pm-11:00pm Opening Reception
Bike Texas Headquarters, 1902 E. 6th St. @ Chicon St.
Includes food and beer


Saturday, April 10th, 2010
All Saturday events are at Yellow Bike Project Headquarters, 1216 Webberville Road @ East 12th Street

8:15am-8:45am Breakfast & Coffee

(15-minute break)

9:00am-9:30am Morning Assembly

    Includes:

  • A quick review of historical efforts
  • Orientation for the day of workshops and discussions

(15-minute break)

9:45am-11:00am Workshop Session #1

  • *Bike Month
  • Opportunities for Social Rides
  • *Imagine Austin (Comprehensive Plan) / Strategic Mobility Plan

(15-minute break)

11:15am-12:30pm Workshop Session #2

  • Promotional Campaigns and Resources: How do we make new cyclists. How do the community, bike shops… support bicycle advertising
  • Bike Programs at Schools
  • *Advocacy Efforts in Austin – Overview

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch On-Site

1:30pm-2:45pm Workshop Session #3

  • *Making Businesses Bike Friendly
  • *Special Discussion – To be Announced
  • *Advocate Training – How to be effective

(15-minute break)

3:00pm-4:15pm Workshop Session #4

  • *Bicycle Facility Design in Austin
  • *Adult Cycling Education
  • *Non-violence in road encounters

(15-minute break)

4:30pm-6:00pm Afternoon Assembly

    Includes:

  • A recap of the day, with a report from each workshop
  • Goal setting
  • Orientation for how to make the most of the evening networking opportunity

6:00pm-late Closing Social & Networking
Includes dinner and beer

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