Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, June 19-22, 2013

Select presentations from the symposium are available here.

Josh Miller’s summary and photographs of the symposium on the Washington Bikes site is available here.

John Pucher’s keynote address presentation is available here. Dr. Pucher also wrote two articles for the Seattle Times on Building a bicycling renaissance in Seattle and on a Superb example for Seattle Businesses.

The Bicycle Urbanism Symposium was held on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle in June, 2013. Over 200 participants joined the symposium from near and far including from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.

The International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium brought together practitioners, academics, policy makers and advocates with diverse backgrounds including urban design, planning, transportation, engineering, landscape architecture, and public policy.

Over two days, participants explored the way that cities can best encourage and accomodate bicycle travel in the future. Speakers from around the globe lead sessions on topics including: imagining the 20-30 year future of bicycle-friendly cities, integrating bicycling into urban planning and design, effects of bike use on health and environment, policies for developing bicycle infrastructure and programs, best practices in bicycle facility design and implementation, advances in bicycle and gear technology and economic contributions, and implementing bicycle policies and plans-education, registration, finance, political, and public acceptance.

The keynote address was given by noted bicycle researcher John Pucher. In addition to the sessions at the University of Washington, participants took field trips (on bike-of course!) to see and explore Seattle’s bike infrastructure.

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