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Friday, September 15


Workshop - Building a Stronger Advocacy Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

We believe New York is poised to become a national leader in the bike movement. The attitudes and culture regarding bicycling are shifting in our favor, and now is the time to build the grassroots capacity of the bike advocacy movement. In this workshop, we will identify strategies to help bike advocacy groups all over the state advance their mission.

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Justin Booth

Founder + Executive Director, GoBike Buffalo
As the founder and Executive Director of GObike I have been fortunate to turn a hobby into a job. I love to bicycle—whether it’s for errands, enjoyment, or long excursions to exercise. Only when you’re on two wheels do you get to see the rich diversity of all the people and... Read More →
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Dan Convissor

Director, Bike Tarrytown
Dan was deeply involved with Transportation Alternatives, where he served as a Board Member and conceived the conceptual designs for the Williamsburg Bridge's bike/ped path. Now living in Sleepy Hollow, he formed Bike Tarrytown to foster bike culture and infrastructure.
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Douglas Meyer

Principal, Bernuth & Williamson
Douglas Meyer is a principal in the consulting firm of Bernuth & Williamson, a marketing and communications specialist who has helped a wide array of nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations develop cost-effective strategies to engage target audiences. Among his... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 12:30pm


Panel - Vision Zero – Designing Safer Streets and Bringing Vision Zero to Communities Across NYS
Limited Capacity filling up

Vision Zero is a global movement that began in Sweden in 1997 that aims to reduce traffic related deaths and serious injuries to zero. This movement has been gaining increasing traction in North America in recent year with many cities adopting Vision Zero plans, including our very own New York City. In this session we will speak with two leaders of the Vision Zero movement in the Northeastern U.S and learn what it is that makes Vision Zero effective, why it is important for the bike movement, and how to adopt Vision Zero policies in more cities across the state. 

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Ken Crandall

Director of Safety Education, New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC)
Ken became a part of the NYBC team in October of 2016 as our first Education Director. He is a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor and a board member of the Troy Bike Rescue in Troy, NY. Ken is passionate about bicycle education and safety. As such, he led the organization of the Safe Cycling Troy initiative which works with under served populations through homeless shelters and other community organizations to teach safe cycling principles and provi... Read More →

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Stacy Thompson

Executive Director, LiveableStreets
Stacy is the Executive Director of LivableStreets, overseeing all programs including Vision Zero, Better Buses, and the Emerald Network, and ensuring overall programmatic and operational excellence for the organization. A relentless optimist, Stacy is undaunted by the many challenges... Read More →
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Paul Steely White

Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives
Paul Steely White is Executive Director of TransportationAlternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walkingand public transportation.Before joining Transportation Alternatives in April 2004, he served asAfrica Regional Director for the Institute for Transportation... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm


Panel - Data Moves Government - Collecting, Using and Presenting Data to Advance Your Mission
Limited Capacity seats available

Data moves everything and advancing the bike movement is no exception. Ridership, safety, health, and environmental data can all be used to advance the bike movement. In this session, we will learn about how new technology is changing how we collect data on bike riders, how to find good data on bicycle related initiatives, the challenges behind data collection for cyclists, and the importance of data based evidence for government officials.

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Kyle Hatch

Project Manager, New York Bicycling Coalition
Kyle joined NYBC in January of 2016. He is currently a graduate student at SUNY Albany’s Master in Urban and Regional Planning program. Prior to his role with NYBC, he studied medical anthropology at SUNY Albany with a focus on the wide variety of ways that the built environment... Read More →

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Shane Farthing

Senior Director, Active Transportation Programs, Rails to Trails Conservancy
Shane Farthing is an attorney, policy professional, and community advocate who currently serves as Senior Director of Active Transportation Programs and leader of the Research-to-Practice team at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. In this role, Mr. Farthing champions data-driven approaches... Read More →
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Tracy Hadden Loh

Senior Data Scientist, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business
Tracy Hadden Loh is a data scientist at the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business. Prior to joining GW, she was the director of research at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. She holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from... Read More →
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Scott H Brady, MS, MCP

Manager, Office of Travel Monitoring, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Office of Travel Monitoring conducts approximately 5,000 traffic counts per year, a combination of motorized vehicles and increasingly the bicycle and pedestrian non-motorized modes.  Since adding bicycle and pedestrian counting to an arsenal of data collection tools, the program... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm


Panel - Legalizing E-Bikes in New York State
Limited Capacity seats available

Despite their legal status in New York, electric bikes are everywhere. Their popularity is growing – both in the Empire State and across the planet, indicating that e-bikes are here to stay. Beginning in 2016, the New York Bicycling Coalition has been running a statewide campaign to win passage of legislation that would clarify the legal status of electric-assist bicycles under the state’s vehicle and traffic law. In this session, we will look at the challenges facing the legalization of electric bikes and the opportunities they present for bicycle transportation.

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Paul Winkeller

Executive Director, New York Bicycling Coalition
Paul was NYBC’s very first Executive Director and he is once again serving in the role. He has led several non-profit organizations, both local and statewide and all with a conservation-sustainability focus, including an AmeriCorps funded youth corps for the City of Albany.

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Morgan Lommele

E-Bike Campaigns Manager, People For Bikes
Morgan Lommele manages the joint partnership between the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes to improve access for people who want to ride electric bicycles and electric mountain bikes. Electric bicycle laws are different in every state, and this work focuses... Read More →
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Chris Nolte

Owner, Propel Bikes
After suffering a back injury and returning home as a disabled combat veteran, Chris found himself unable to exercise the way he had in the past. It was particularly discouraging to be kept from riding his beloved bicycles. Rather than dwell on his misfortune, he decided to search... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm