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All breakout, plenary sessions, and mobile workshops are open to all Summit attendees unless otherwise noted. Let us know you would like to partipate by adding it to your schedule here. Space in all Mobile Workshops is limited, so sign up quick! 

The Active Transportation Leadership Institute is designed for Summit attendees who are staff of local and/or state-wide advocacy organizations.

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The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year for bike advocates and professionals! 

WITH NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE OVAL OFFICE, we need your voice FOR BIKES on Capitol Hill!  Congress will be in session to hear your voice.

This INSPIRING event builds our movement for 2017 and beyond. Focus will be on regional planning, national and local messaging, and the road map of our work together in advancing the bicycling movement. Networking opportunities, keynote addresses from top government officials, workshops highlighting innovative advocacy ideas, and an organized Lobby Day to bring our pro-bicycling message to our elected officials on Capitol Hill - experience it all during our few days together!

This year’s event will be held March 6-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown DC, located at 999 Ninth St. NW Washington, DC 20001. 

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Wednesday, March 8 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technical Workshop for Non-Lobbying Government Professionals

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Learn about the FHWA's Small Towns and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide and APTA's upcoming guide on Bicycle Accessibility to Transit. Meet professionals from around the country trying to improve bicycle safety and bicycle mobility.

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Setting the Standard: APTA’s Guide for Bicycle Accessibility to Transit

 Facilitating active transportation is a cornerstone of building healthy, more livable communities. As more municipalities throughout the United States leverage their public transit assets in planning for future development, it is critical for both public officials and planners to recognize potential accessibility gaps, and create simple economic connections for potential users. With bicycles representing an ideal mode of transportation for short trips, creating active linkages with transit for commuters' first and last mile is a key issue. In coordination with the League of American Bicyclists, advocacy groups, and transit agencies across the country, the American Public Transit Association is currently developing a national framework for enhancing bicycle and transit connectivity through the creation of a national best practices guide. Leveraging expertise from across the country, this guide includes recommended strategies for core challenges affecting bicycle and transit accessibility including safe routes to transit, bicycle parking, on-board bicycle access and communication with cyclists. In this panel, attendees will learn about the current state of the national recommended practices guide for bicycle and transit accessibility as well as some of the leading strategies in use today.  Attendees will also hear directly from transit agency officials and bike advocates to gain direct insight into site-specific challenges as well as their innovative solutions.
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The Bicyclists' Manifesto for an Autonomous Vehicle Future
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future. 

Moderators
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Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.

Speakers
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Michael Boswell

Professor, California Polytechnic State University
Michael R. Boswell is Department Head and Professor of City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. He has a Master of Science (M.S.P.) and Ph.D. in Urban & Regional Planning from The Florida State University. He has published on topics such as climate action planning, hazard mitigation, adaptive management and governance, local government planning, autonomous vehicles, and sustainable... Read More →
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Heidi Coleman

Chief, Behavioral Research, USDOT/NHTSA
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John Lower

Associate Vice President, Iteris, Inc.
Smart Cities are safe cities for all modes of travel. John leads efforts to place transportation at the center of smart communities, to deliver the triple bottom line of personal safety, environmental sustainability, and affordable accessibility. He is a past Chair of the ITE Transportation Systems Management & Operations Council, and currently participates on the TSMO Smart Communities Task Force.
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Dan Suraci

Lead Planner, SYSTRA
Dan Suraci is an NYC-based transportation planner specializing in bicycle mobility and transit connectivity. Prior to his current role as Lead Transportation Planner at SYSTRA Consulting, he worked in NYCDOT's bicycle program and served as Communications Manager for Bike New York. In conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association, Dan is presently leading a work group of more than 40 public transit agencies and bike advocates... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm
Congressional Ballroom A