Washington Bike Summit Program

Thanks for joining us for the 2017 Washington Bike Summit!  The 2018 Washington Bike Summit will be Sunday, April 29 - Monday, April 30 at Spokane Falls Community College. Stay tuned for more details! 

Intersections: Bicycling & _______.

Summit tracks

Pedal revolution: Tools for empowerment

Sessions in this track provide tools and inspiration to people who wants to see their community become safer and more welcoming for people on bikes. Whether you identify as a seasoned advocate and activist, or a caring neighbor interested in making change, you'll learn something new and relevant in these sessions. 

Intersections: Bicycling & ________.

Sessions in this track explore the convergence of biking and pressing social and policy issues, including public health, law enforcement, social justice, technology and more.

Nuts & Bolts: Cutting edge of bike facilities

Sessions in this track explore exciting and innovative engineering, planning and policies to making bike facilities safe and intuitive for all users. 

Continuing Education Workshops

Schedule overview

Monday, March 20
Registration opens at 8 a.m., sessions begin at 9 a.m., end at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., breakfast plenary at 7:45 a.m., sessions end at 5:15 p.m.

Detailed schedule below

Keynote speakers​

Dr. Adonia E. Lugo

Dr. Adonia E. Lugo is an anthropologist who focuses on racial inclusion in sustainable transportation movements. She became a bike commuter after college in Portland and started studying the bike movement in Los Angeles while she was a graduate student at UC Irvine. Since receiving her PhD in 2013, Adonia has organized people of color active transportation advocates and professionals around the country. Most recently, she co-organized The Untokening: A Convening for Just Streets + Communities, which took place in Atlanta in November 2016. In addition to being a partner with Bicicultures LLC, Adonia manages programs at UC Irvine’s Global Sustainability Resource Center, teaches sustainability graduate courses at Cal Poly Pomona and Antioch University Los Angeles, and serves on the advisory boards for Multicultural Communities for Mobility and Orange County Environmental Justice. You can learn more about Adonia’s work at her personal website, urbanadonia.com.

Ian Mackay

Ian Mackay is a California native who incurred a spinal cord injury riding his bicycle home from college at the age of 26. He became a C2 quadriplegic and was completely ventilator dependent for the first year after his injury. After rehab he moved to Port Angeles Washington to figure out his new paralyzed life with the support of his family. Today you can find him rolling along the Olympic Discovery Trail, enjoying a craft beer at a local brewery, birding, or hosting one of several support groups he has started on the Olympic Peninsula. In 2016, Ian rode his wheelchair across the state of Washington — from his home in Port Angeles to Portland, Ore. — to raise awareness of the need for more accessible trails. Learn more about Ian at iansride.com.

 

Detailed Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 20

8 a.m.

Summit Registration Opens & Breakfast Served

Summit Tracks

Pedal Revolution

Tools for Empowerment 

 
Intersections

Where Bikes & Other Issues Converge

Nuts & Bolts

Cutting Edge of Bike Facilities

9-10:15 a.m. 

Storytelling as a Powerful Lobbying Tool

How Regional Trail Networks Bolster Small Town Economies

Best Practices for Protected Intersections

10:30-11:45 A.M. 

Where’s the Money? Competitive Grant Applications for Bike & Street Safety Projects

Bicycling for All: Putting Equity & Inclusion Principles into Practice

A Citywide Plan for Off-road Cycling: Increasing Activity & Connection to Nature in the City

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Summit Welcome
Washington Transportation Secretary Roger Millar 

Lunch Keynote
Dr. Adonia E. Lugo 

1:15-2:30 p.m.

We Live in a Bicycle Friendly Community! Now what?

Bikes & Health: How Bike Trains Help Get Kids to School

Practical Approaches to Integrating Bicycle Facilities into Transportation Projects

2:30-3:45 p.m.

How to Plan a Successful Bike Ride with City Council

Bikes Count! Using Data to Demonstrate Demand

FHWA Small Town and Rural (STAR) Guide Mobile Workshop (bring your own bike!)

4-5:15 p.m.

Women Who Get it Done: A Referral Network for Professional Women who are Passionate about Cycling

A Successful Bike Playground Takes Flight

(cont.) FHWA Small Town and Rural (STAR) Guide Mobile Workshop (bring your own bike!)

Tuesday, MARCH 21

7:30 a.m.

Summit Registration Opens

7:45-9 a.m.

Breakfast Plenary 
2017 Legislative Overview with State Policy Leaders

All Day

Active Transportation Lobby Day!

SUMMIT TRACKS

Pedal Revolution

Tools for Empowerment 

 
Intersections

Where Bikes & Other Issues Converge

Nuts & Bolts

Cutting Edge of Bike Facilities

9-10:15 A.M. 

Unconference Space

Featuring coffee with Barb Chamberlain, WSDOT Active Transportation Division Director, & More...

Defenders of the Modern Mobility Movement: How a Software Geek and a Street Cop Kicked Bike Theft in Vancouver, BC

FHWA Small Town And Rural Multimodal Networks (STAR) Guide Workshop

10:30-11:45 A.M. 

Unconference Space

Featuring coffee with Barb Chamberlain, WSDOT Active Transportation Division Director, & More...

Step on it! Every Kid on a Two Wheeler

(cont.) FHWA Small Town And Rural Multimodal Networks (STAR) Guide Workshop

11:45 A.M.-1:15 P.M.

Lunch Keynote
Ian Mackay

1:15-2:30 P.M.

Unconference Space

Featuring Bike Tourism Talks & More...

Community Bike Shops: A Rich Tapestry Throughout the State

Designing Protected Bikeways: A Preview for 2018 AASHTO Bike Guide

2:30-3:45 P.M.

Unconference Space

Continue Hallway Conversations, Explore Burning Questions from the Summit, & More...

Crowdsourced Bikeways: An Interactive Workshop for Digital Data Collection

(cont.) Designing Protected Bikeways: A Preview for 2018 AASHTO Bike Guide

4-5:15 P.M.

Unconference Space

Continue Hallway Conversations, Explore Burning Questions from the Summit, & More...

Enforcement & Equity: Safer Streets for All 

Strategies for Achieving Vision Zero — from Simple to Sophisticated

 

Continuing Education Workshops

These two half-day trainings have been developed for a professional audience - but all are welcome! Cascade will provide an electronic attendance certificate to attendees, on request, for certification maintenance (certifying body may charge fees for certification).

FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks (STAR) Guide Training

The FHWA’s STAR guide is the first bicycle and pedestrian guide to focus exclusively on rural design, and address the unique active transportation challenges and opportunities outside of urban areas. The STAR Guide is structured as a menu of facility options for specific conditions that, put together, can create a true multimodal network.

In this three-hour training Alta Planning + Design will explore the guide and discuss implications of rural implementation, including political strategies, project development, and funding. The session will include an interactive exercise where attendees will solve a design issues by applying STAR Guide principles, either performing a road diet (traffic reconfiguration) to add a bike lane or repurpose an unpaved shoulder to a protected bike lane, buffered bike lane, or an advisory shoulder.

Session Details:  9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21

AASHTO Bike Guide training - A Preview of What’s Coming in the 2018 Guide

The forthcoming update to AASHTO’s widely used Guide for the Development of Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities will, for the first time, include protected bike lanes. As cities throughout the U.S. are already on the path to building protected bike lanes, this presentation will be a valuable opportunity for planners, engineers, and others to learn what’s in the soon-to-be-released guide.

Toole Design’s Bill Schultheiss, lead author of the 2012 and 2018 AASHTO bike guide and MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, will lead this three-hour training that will address key planning and design decisions for separated bike lanes, and the core design principles necessary to make this new infrastructure work safely for all users.

Session Details:  1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21