Sunday, June 24, 2012

bikefutures 2012 - time to pencil it in your diary

BikeFutures 2012
EtihadStadium, Melbourne: Thursday 18 – Friday 19 October 2012

Johan Diepens, CEO and founder of Mobycon, the leading edge Dutch transport and mobility consultancy will give his vision of what the future holds for bike riding at Bike Futures 2012 in October.

Mr Diepens, a trendwatcher and strategist, will discuss different smart mobility solutions that are being introduced around the world.

He is one of the keynote speakers at Australia’s leading bike conference fornational and local leaders, planners, architects, urban designers and builders who use bike transport and recreation to advance their communities.

Now in its fourth year Bike Futures will tackle the issue of ensuringthat the growth in bike riding around the country now requires its own transport and planning response.

Harry Barber, CEO of Bicycle Network, said: “What was once seen as asub-culture is now fashionable, healthy and part of the transport solution”.

“While bike riding is a key factor in reducing traffic and public transport congestion, it does need a new approach that many political and planning leaders are now grappling with.”

“A multi faceted approach is required to meet the mobility needs of society,” he added.

The conference will also hear from Professor Ross Garnaut, author of Australia’s Climate Change Review, who will share his view on the environmental role the bicycle can play.

Bike Futures 2012 will discuss how to best provide bike infrastructure,essential for mobility, to changing the ways cities work. World leading experts as well as some of Australia’s leading practitioners will explain how to best respond to the issues confronting communities as they embrace the bicycle revolution.

Workshop themes for the conference will include:new and innovative bicycle treatments, bicycles and public transport, motor vehicle speeds in neighbourhoods, cycling and liveability, bike planning, shared paths and shared spaces, cycle tourism and bike separation.

The two-day conference is presented by the Bicycle Network and hosted byBicycle Network Victoria.

Public inquiries Bike Futures 2012:
Call Bicycle Network on: 1800 616 600

I very rarely promote conferences on my blog, but this one cuts the mustard so I'm happy to promote it to readers.

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