Schedule

2017 Tennessee Bike Summit

May 18 - 19, Historic Cossitt Library, Memphis, TN


The sixth annual Tennessee Bike Summit will be held in Memphis, Tennessee May 18 - 19, 2017.  The Summit has been held in all four major Tennessee cities, including two summits in Chattanooga, and will return to Memphis for a second time in the spring.  The summit will host between more than 100 planners, advocates, public officials, and citizens from across the Southeastern United States who are all working to make their communities better places for people who walk and bike.

SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, May 18 

5 - 7 PM - Opening Reception and Networking Event 
Fourth Bluff Space Directly in front of Cossitt Library,
(Bike Walk TN will provide food and beverage)


7 - 8:30 PM - Walk or Ride Across the Harahan Bridge 

 

 

​Friday, May 19

7:30 a.m. - Breakfast 
Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt (Bike Walk TN will provide food and beverage)


8 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. - Opening Comments and Welcome 
Anthony Siracusa, Mayor Jim Strickland, Senator Mark Norris, Senator Lee Harris, and Deputy Commissioner of TDOT Toks Omishakin - Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


8:20 - 8:30 || National Updates 
Drew Dupuy, Rails to Trails Conservancy

8:30 - 9:05 || Opening Plenary
Bike Networks: Taking the Big Jump,Kyle Wagenschutz, People for Bikes,

Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt Library


BLOCK A || 9:15 - 10:30 AM

ADVOCACY and ORGANIZING  

Workshop Title: “The Startup of Local Advocacy: Tools, Tips, and Lessons Learned”

Presenters: Chris Carr, Chairperson of Bike Walk Chattanooga; Kristy Graves, Outdoor Educator; Daniel McDonnell, "Pedestrian Prioritization through Policy Advocacy," Policy and Education Manager, Walk Bike Nashville

Location: Primary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


POLICY and PLANNING

Workshop Title: “Where are They Now? – The Status of Bike/Pedestrian Programs in Tennessee’s Major Cities”

Presenters: Nicholas Oyler, Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Manager, City of Memphis; Bertran Kuyrkendall, City Transportation Engineer, City of Chattanooga; Whitney S. Davis, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Transportation; Peter Bird, Active Transportation Planner, Metro Nashville Planning Department

Location: Secondary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt

 

UPDATE: MOBILE TOUR

Workshop Title: "The Memphis Medical District Playbook: Moving From Tactical to LEAN to Humanize Streets"

Presenters: Dane Forlines, Memphis Medical District Collaborative

Location: MOBILE TOUR - 18 SPOTS AVAILABLE.  EMAIL tnbikesummit@bikewalktn.org to reserve your bike.



BLOCK B ||  10:45 - 12 PM

ADVOCACY and ORGANIZING

Workshop Title: “See More In Memphis: Explore Bike Share”

Presenters: Roshun Austin, Larry Fogarty, Sara Studdard, & Suzanne Carlson

Location: Primary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


POLICY and PLANNING

Workshop Title: “Wolf River Greenway Panel”

Presenters: Bob Wenner, Wolf River Conservancy; Wade Walker, Alta Planning + Design; Daniel Ashworth, Jr., Alta Planning + Design

Location: Secondary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Workshop Title: Innovative Approaches to Youth Bicycle Programming

Presenters: A.J. Fox, “Mud, Sweat, and Gears Bike Club” in Manchester, Tennessee; WM Anderson, “Bicycle Playground in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee”

Location: Third Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt



Lunch Plenary || 12:15 - 1 PM

Title: State of the State  

Presenters: Jessica Wilson, TDOT, Leslie Meehan, TN Department of Health

Location: Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt



BLOCK C || 1:15 - 2:30 PM

ADVOCACY and ORGANIZING

Workshop Title: Effective Approaches to Encouraging More Bicycling

Presenters:  Chad Wolfe, Owner, Trek Store, Johnson City, TN; Katie Hargrave & Brett Hunter, “Like Riding a Bicycle,” Chattanooga, TN;

Location: Primary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


POLICY and PLANNING

Workshop Title: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PART I of a TWO PART SESSION “This Ain’t New York: Suburban Bikeway Design Workshop”

Presenters: Sagar Onta, P.E., PTOE, Senior Traffic Engineer, Toole Design; Chris Lambka, RLA, Landscape Architect, Toole Design

Location: Secondary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Workshop Title: Community Bikes of Memphis

Presenters: Anthony C. Siracusa, Bike Walk TN; Lee Evans, Carpenter Art Garden Bike Shop;

Location: Third Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt



BREAK || 2:30 - 3:15 PM

Enjoy walking around the beautiful fourth bluff in downtown Memphis!



BLOCK D || 3:15 - 4:30 PM

POLICY and PLANNING

Workshop Title: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PART TWO of a TWO PART SESSION “This Ain’t New York: Suburban Bikeway Design Workshop” - SESSION II

Presenters: Sagar Onta, P.E., PTOE, Senior Traffic Engineer, Toole Design; Chris Lambka, RLA, Landscape Architect, Toole Design

Location: Primary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


POLICY and PLANNING

Workshop Title: “Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks”

Presenters: G. Wade Walker, PE, Hon. ASLA | Vice President, Alta Planning and Design

Location: Secondary Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


POLICY and PLANNING

Workshop Title: “Memphis MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Counter Program”

Presenters: Kate Horton and Zylavian Watley, Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Location: Third Space in Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM || Group Brainstorm and Conference Download

Facilitator: TBD

Location: Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


5:30 - 6 PM || State of the State

Presenter: Anthony Siracusa, President, Bike Walk TN

Location: Main Room, Second Floor of Cossitt


6 PM - 7 PM || BREAK 

Head back to your hotel and freshen up before an outdoor reception at Memphis Park!


7 PM - 9 PM || RECEPTION on the FOURTH BLUFF PARK

Bike Walk TN will provide a ticket for a free drink and food item to food trucks

(Rain Alternate - Second Floor of Cossitt)

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