Conference at forefront of bicycle revolution

As the growth of cycling for both transportation and recreation shows no sign of abating, the need to cater for this growth has never been greater according to Harry Barber, CEO of Bicycle Victoria.

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.

“This is an exciting and challenging time for cycling in Australia,” Harry Barber said. “Forward thinking communities across the globe are part of the bicycle revolution and Australia needs to embrace the challenge.”

The two day conference in Melbourne on 14 and 15 October is presented by the Bicycle Network and hosted by Bicycle Victoria.

Bike Futures 2010 will bring together world leading experts as well as some of Australia’s leading practitioners on how to best respond to the issues confronting communities as they embrace the bicycle revolution.

Keynote speakers include Michael Jones from leading US consultancy Alta Planning and Design, and Roger Geller the Bicycle Coordinator at the City of Portland, Oregon.

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.
“The spin off for society of investing in cycling will benefit health, traffic congestion and climate change,” Harry Barber said.

For more information on Bike Futures call Bicycle Victoria on 1800 616 600 or visit www.bikefutures.com.au