Bicycling Victoria are hosting a conference on the future of cycling for recreation and transportation in Australia. Bike Futures is the forum for national and local leaders, planners, designers and builders to unlock the solutions and plan the future of cycling in Australia.
Bike Futures 2010 will bring together world leading experts as well as some of Australia’s leading practitioners for the two day conference to discuss on how to best respond to the issues confronting communities as they embrace the bicycle revolution.
Harry Barber, CEO of Bicycling Victoria says “The spin off for society of investing in cycling will benefit health, traffic congestion and climate change”.
Workshop themes for the two days will include: separating bicycles from cars, public bicycle schemes, on-road bicycle designs, shared paths, how to develop a good bike plan, behaviour change programs, cost benefit of cycling infrastructure and cycle tourism.
Keynote speakers are:
Michael Jones from the US consultancy Alta Planning and Design who has managed more than 200 studies in planning, design, engineering of bicycle and pedestrian greeenway and trail projects.
Roger Geller is the bicycle coordinator of the city of Portland, Oregon and in his 15 year managing and planning he has been responsible for hundreds of kilometres of bikeways.
Dates: Thursday 14th – Friday 15th October 2010
Location: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
More Info: www.bikefutures.com.au