Bike Summit 2008 - Day wraps up as a great success!
Last Friday, April 25th TCAT, in partnership with the Clean Air Partnership, hosted Bike Summit 2008 at the St. Lawrence Hall. The day surpassed all expectations, with over 180 government employees, private sector consultants, cycling advocates, and other community members meeting to hear stories from communities abroad and more local. The purpose of the day was to share experiences and lessons learned from those working to further bike policies in their communities.
We heard opening remarks from Mayor David Miller, MP Olivia Chow, Manager of Transportation Services Gary Welsh, and others. We then moved onto formal presentations by Koy Thomson of the London Cycling Campaign, Randy Neufeld of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Peter Lagerwey from the Seattle Department of Transportation, and many others.
Following the day of presentations, informal discussions, and delicious food, Summit attendees retired to the Jersey Giant Pub to continue the discussion into the night.
Podcast interviews with some of our presenters are available at Sounds of Sustainability
TCAT will now set to work putting together a bicycle policy handbook based on the proceedings from the Summit. And plans are already underway to work with the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada to plan Bike Summit 2009 in a Canadian city yet to be determined.
Thanks to all our sponsors who made the day possible, to our speakers for providing engaging presentations and ideas, and our attendees for participating.