Thursday and Friday, April 23-24th, 2015 Knoxville, Tennessee
Some of the topics we plan to cover
We are excited to announce our keynote speakers for the 2015 Tennessee Bike Summit.
Gil is Founder and Chair of the Board of 8-80 Cities. Gil also runs his own international consulting firm – Gil Penalosa & Associates. Gil advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for all: from 8 to 80 years old. Gil Penalosa is passionate about creating great cities for all people, regardless of social, economic or ethnic background, and the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility. As former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, Gil successfully led the design and development of over 200 parks and initiated the “new Ciclovia”— a program which sees over 1 million people walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads every Sunday. Because of his unique blend of pragmatism and passion, Gil’s leadership and advice is sought out by many cities and organizations.
After joining PeopleForBikes in January 2012, Ms. Roskowski orchestrated the launch of the highly successful Green Lane Project that is spurring the development of protected bikeways in U.S. cities and towns, coast to coast, including our very own Memphis, Tennessee! This infrastructure concept has been widely embraced as a cost-effective way to improve road safety for all users while making bicycling more appealing to a broader audience. Roskowski’s long and successful career as a bicycling leader includes seven years as the founding executive director of Bicycle Colorado, three years in Washington, DC, as campaign director for America Bikes, and seven years as Director of GO Boulder—the city’s highly regarded transportation program that focuses on transit, bicycling and walking.
John Pucher, recently retired from Rutgers University where he was a professor since 1978, conducting research on transportation, economics, and finance; urban travel behavior, transportation systems, and government policies in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. Over the past 15 years, John’s research has focused on walking and bicycling, and how to improve their safety and convenience for all age groups, for women as well as men, and for all levels of physical ability. He encourages walking and cycling for recreation as well as for practical trips to work, school, and shopping to increase physical activity and to help people toward healthier lifestyles. John has published three books and over 100 articles in academic and professional journals. His most recent book is entitled “City Cycling,” published by MIT Press in 2012. John has spent several years as a visiting professor at universities in Germany, Canada, Australia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adonia E. Lugo is an experienced bike advocate with a record of using anthropological research to design bicycle promotion efforts that focus on inclusivity, both in terms of existing and future bike users. She got her start in bicycle advocacy as an anthropology graduate student in Los Angeles, where she lived and organized from 2008-2011. The co-founder of innovative programs like LA’s City of Lights campaign reaching out to immigrant, day-laborer cyclists and the Bicicultures research network, Lugo has, for years, been a leading voice in the burgeoning discussion about bicycle and transportation equity.
Adonia joined the League’s newly formed Equity Advisory Council in March 2013, and she looks forward to innovating new ways of making bicycling a part of diverse American communities as the Equity Initiative Manager.
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Our conference hotel is The Crowne Plaza located at 401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville TN 37902. Please register by March 22 to receive the special TN Bike Summit...
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