Thursday and Friday, April 23-24th, 2015 | Knoxville Convention Center | 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902
We are excited to announce our featured 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.
In October of 2011, Toks Omishakin was appointed Assistant Commissioner and Chief of the Bureau of Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). In this position, he guides TDOT in establishing transportation planning, policy, and performance and the necessary communication that is required with other governmental agencies, organizations, and the general public and legislative bodies. He leads the activities of the divisions of Environment, Long-Range Planning, Project Planning and Multimodal Transportation Resources. In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Commissioner. Prior to joining TDOT, he served as the Director of Healthy Living Initiatives in the Office of Mayor – Karl Dean in Nashville, Tennessee. There he led efforts to develop a Complete Streets policy for Nashville and helped established a more balanced approach to transportation planning and design for the city.
Richard Edwards the program manager for IMBA Trail Solutions.
Liz manages the Women Bike program for the League of American Bicyclists. Liz has been with the League since July 2014. Liz is responsible for guiding the League’s work around encouraging more women to bike and take leadership roles in bike advocacy. Before joining the League, Liz worked as an outdoor educator designing and instructing programs that taught self-efficacy through challenge and adventure. Liz has worked for nationally recognized outdoor organizations such as Outward Bound and Big City Mountaineers. She has a Masters in Education with a concentration in recreation administration from the University of Arkansas, and a B.A. in Adventure Education from Prescott College. She enjoys mountain biking, and commutes to work by bike daily.
Thank you to all the sponsors who have already committed to supporting the 2015 TN Bike Summit! If you are interested in sponsoring the Bike Summit, please contact monika@bikewalkTN.org.
First Tennessee Bank Trust Division | Murfreesboro Bicycle Club | Overton Park Conservancy | Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Register today for the 4th Annual Tennessee Bike Summit in Knoxville!
You can help us plan for your arrival and reduce food waste if you register by noon CST (1pm EST) on Friday, April 17. Later registrants will not be guaranteed Bike Summit meals. “Late Bird” registration will close at by noon CST (1pm EST) on Tuesday, April 21.
If you’re having difficulty with the registration software, you may register using this form TN Bike Summit Registration and sending a check to Bike Walk Tennessee.
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