The California Bicycle Summit will open online next week with the first of three advance sessions, as an appetizer before the main event.
This first symposia is a presentation from two of the top bicycle researchers in the country, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher, who will discuss Cycling for Sustainable Cities on Tuesday, October 12, from noon to 1:30.
Buehler and Pucher are the authors of numerous scholarly works on bicycling safety and policy, and have covered a wide range of topics including equity to design to integrating bikes with transit to analyses of why some countries like the Netherlands have made bicycling an "irresistible" form of travel.
"This is going to be better than your usual webinar," said CalBike's Dave Snyder. "The presenters are stellar--full of information, with tons of data that they somehow make entertaining."
On Tuesday, Buehler and Pucher will focus on how cities are making bicycling safe, practical, and convenient for as broad a range of people as possible, including all ages, genders, and abilities. They will also discuss data on the effects of COVID shutdowns on cycling, and look at the way government policies to promote bicycling can support each other.
Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.