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Friday, September 15


Panel - Bike Share is Not Just for Big Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Per NACTO, Bike Share in the U.S has grown from 320,000 trips in 2010 to 28 million trips in 2016. More trips were taken via bike share in 2016 than the number of people that visit Walt Disney World every year. New York is home to the U. S’s most popular bike share system in Citi Bike, but the explosion of bike share’s popularity has opened the door for smaller communities to experiment with bike share systems. In this session, we will identify how bike share systems can integrate within the multimodal transportation systems of medium and small cities, best practices for implementing bike share systems, how to know when bike share is right for your community, and more.


Robyn Marquis

Project Manager, NYSERDA
Robyn Marquis, Ph.D. is a Project Manager on the Clean Transportation team at the New York StateEnergy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation that has beenadvancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975. Dr. Marquis... Read More →

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Lauren Bailey

Mobility Manager, Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
Lauren Bailey is the Capital District Transportation Authority’s Mobility Manager. She is currently working on the inaugural year the Capital Region’s bike sharing program, CDPHP Cycle!  She is also part of a team working on additional mobility options for CDTA. With a degree... Read More →
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Jake DiBari

Founder, Positively Rome
Jake DiBari is the Founder of Positively Rome, a non profit organization focused on promoting the city of Rome NY.  Jake and Positively Rome were instrumental in bringing the Zagster bike sharing program to Rome, a small city of 30,000 people.
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Jaclyn Tandler

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Motivate
Jaclyn Tandler is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Motivate, the operator of and equipment provider for the largest bike share systems in North America, including Citi Bike in New York City. Prior to Motivate, Jaclyn worked at several cleantech startups and on energy policy... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am


Panel - Bridges in New York State as Key Connectors
Limited Capacity seats available

Bridges are a vital part of New York State’s transportation network, providing crucial connections and creating links where there were none before. Yet bridges can also be barriers for cyclists; failing to accommodate the needs of those on two wheels. In this session, we will identify how bridges can enhance bike networks rather than obstruct them, examine select bridges that currently present challenges for bike networks in the state, and review strategies for improving bicycle access to bridges.

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Ivan Vamos

Board Member Emeritus, New York Bicycling Coalition
Ivan, a bike commuter since 1965, worked for 30 years for New York State DOT, DEC and State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. While serving as Deputy Commissioner at Parks, he helped the State acquire and develop more than 200 miles of rail-trails, Ivan Chaired the Task... Read More →

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James Boni

Design Supervisor, NYS Dept. of Transportation
James is a native of New York’s Capital District, residing in Saratoga County for most of his life.  He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1996 from Union College in Schenectady, NY.  The first four years of his professional career were in consulting engineering, focusing... Read More →
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Paul Gertner

President, Starborn Industries
Paul Gertner is the Harbor Ring Committee chair, on the Advisory Council of Transportation Alternatives, and has a Masters of Regional Planning from Cornell.  A native Brooklynite, he is a lifelong urban cyclist and longtime supporter of cultural and environmental causes. 
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Peter Harckham

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, New York State Thruway Authority
Peter was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the New NY Bridge Project (Mario M. Cuomo Bridge). Among his portfolio, Pete works with various constituencies regarding issues pertaining to the Shared Use Path, as twelve foot... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am


Panel - Mass Transit and Bikes - How Bike Networks and Transit Lines Supplement Each Other
Limited Capacity filling up

There is a common slogan amongst transportation planners that “all transit riders are pedestrians at some point.” We agree with that sentiment and believe cyclists make great transit customers as well. Fostering better relationships and opportunities between cyclists and mass transit riders both improves bike networks and transit ridership – a win-win scenario! In this session, we will explore the ways in which bicycle and pedestrian networks can be enhanced with mass transit connections, and how to further develop relationships between the active transportation community and transit agencies.

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Carm Basile

Chief Executive Officer, Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
Carm Basile is Chief Executive Officer for the Capital District Transportation Authority. CDTA, an Albany, New York-based transit company, with an annual operating budget of close to $80 million, serves customers throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga counties. Mr. Basile... Read More →
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Dan Suraci

Senior Consultant, TransPro
Dan Suraci is an NYBC board member and NYC-based transportation planner specializing in bicycle mobility and transit connectivity.  Prior to his current role as Senior Consultant at TransPro, Dan lead the domestic planning practice at SYSTRA Engineering, worked in NYCDOT's bicycle... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm


Panel - Funding Local Projects - How to Secure and Administer Funds for Local Bicycle Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Funding streams can feel like a complicated web that is impossible to navigate for those who aren’t in the know. Infrastructure projects are expensive, and knowing how to obtain and administer funds from a variety of government sources to build bike infrastructure can often be the difference between projects being successful or scrapped. In this session, we’ll examine the paths that money allocated for transportation takes to get to the local level, how to ensure your project meets funding requirements, how to administer those funds in accordance with government requirements, and more.

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Kristen Wilson

Grants Manager, City of Kingston Office of Economic and Community Development
Kristen Wilson is the Grants Manager for the City of Kingston in the Office of Economic and Community Development.  She seeks funds for a range of city projects in the areas of transportation, water infrastructure, the environment, housing, fire safety, community development, and... Read More →


Paul Cummings

Planner/Project Manager, The Chazen Companies
Mr. Cummings has a professional background focused on community and environmental planning, public participation, and data analysis techniques. He has led and performed a wide variety of planning and development projects ranging from comprehensive, natural resources, and transportation... Read More →
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Stephan W. Godlewski, PE

Project Manager, Creighton Manning
Steve is a Project Manager with 14 years of design experience. He has been involved in all phases of the trail, highway and infrastructure design process. Steve’s current trail projects include the Adirondack Rail Trail, Empire State Trail, and the Helderberg-Hudson Trail link. Steve... Read More →
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Christopher Round

Vice President of Planning Services, The Chazen Companies
Mr. Round has over 30 years of public and private sector experience providing planning and environmental services to local communities and private clients.  His early professional experience is founded on investigation of brownfield sites and environmental site characterization studies... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm