Be sure to join those interested in better bicycling conditions at the 4th annual Illinois Bike Summit! Learn from experts and network with others at this year’s event, organized by the League of Illinois Bicyclists and Champaign County Bikes. Nearly 300 advocates, professionals, and government officials from around the state attended last year’s summit.
The Summit will energize you and teach you something new, whether you are a seasoned pro or just someone interested and curious about helping your town be more bike-friendly.
Main Summit Program
Wednesday, October 28
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street
Breakout session topics include:
- Local bike planning basics – products, process, and case studies [Ed Barsotti (LIB), Josh Sikich (Alta), Stacey Meekins (Sam Schwartz)]
- Protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenways (bike boulevards) [Nate Roseberry (TY Lin), Josh Sikich (Alta)]
- Complete streets policies – tools and local implementation [Heather Schady and Hanna Kite (Active Trans), John O'Neal (CMAP)]
- Winning and implementing a grant for your trail/bikeway [Christy Davis (IDOT), Amy Madigan (IDNR), Doug Ferguson (CMAP), Greg Piland (FHWA), IDOT BLR engineer TBD]
- The Economic Impact of Trail Tourism [Amy Camp (Cycle Forward), Mary Ellen Wuellner (Kickapoo Rail Trail)]
- IDOT’s Complete Streets policy and implementation [Aren Kriks (IDOT)]
- Advocacy leadership development [Jim Merrell (Active Trans)]
- League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle-Friendly Community program [Steve Clark (LAB)]
- Child bike safety education curricula and facilities [Cynthia Hoyle (Alta), Jason Jenkins (Active Trans), Carrie Bottrell (Peoria Park District's Bicycle Safety Town)]
- Counting bikes, using data [James Whitacre and Jarrod Scheunemann (Univ of Illinois), Bryan Schmid (Bi-State Regional Commission)]
- Bike maps – paper and digital [Phil Young (Northern Illinois Univ), James Whitaker (Univ of Illinois)]
- Using BikeSafetyQuiz.com to educate bicyclists and motorists in your town [Ed Barsotti (LIB)]
- How to legislate for bikes [Brendan Kevenides (Freeman Kevenides LLC)]
- Community bicycle workshops [Liz Mallott (Univ of Illinois), Paul Fitzgerald (Working Bikes)]
Thursday, October 29
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Illinois Terminal, 45 E University Ave
A national-level training on NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide will be held the day after the summit in downtown Champaign. The NACTO training is limited to 60 and is primarily intended for professional planners and engineers. If parking is full at the Illinois Terminal, please use the First Street lot one block northeast – bring $2 in coins. [Nate Roseberry and Tim Gustafson, TY Lin]
The NACTO training uses the same registration page as the Summit.
Registration Fees – Register Here
Regular (non-member) – $50
LIB members – $35
Students – $25
NACTO Training (Oct. 29) – $100
Join LIB and become eligible for the members registration discount!
Continuing Education Hours – Both Days
Several of the Illinois Bike Summit breakout sessions will offer continuing education credit for professional engineers and, most likely, planners. Details are still being finalized, but expect at least 3 PDH credits and 4 AICP CM credits (pending) to be available. The NACTO training offers 6 PDH and AICP CM credits.
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