Bike Futures 2011

Event Details

Bike Futures 2011

Time: October 12, 2011 to October 14, 2011
Location: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Street: 640 Bourke Street, Docklands
City/Town: Melbourne
Website or Map: http://bikefutures.conference…
Phone: 1800 616 600
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Bicycle Network
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2011

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Event Description

With the transport crisis a long-term reality for Australian cities, there has never been a better time to improve livability by embracing the benefits of bicycling.


Bikes bring back the human scale of public spaces, changing streets from places to avoid into places to congregate.


Delegates will hear how bicycling plays a key role in transforming cities into liveable spaces at Bike Futures 2011 from 12 - 14 October.


Now in its third year Bike Futures has become the key annual professional development for national and local leaders, planners, designers and builders to use bike transport and recreation to advance their communities.


Bike riders have emerged as a critical indicator species of livability. In towns and cities around the world business and civic leaders, questing for the secret to attracting talent and innovation, are reaching for the Bike Plan.


Bike Futures 2011 will discuss how to take the next steps from providing bike infrastructure – essential for mobility – to changing the ways cities work.


When Bike Plans are done well, we know we will find a healthy social and economic ecology. There is little doubt that bikes subtly but powerfully transform the street, calming it, warming it, making it magnetic to people and their conversation and commerce.


Bike Futures 2011 will bring together world leading experts as well as some of Australia’s leading practitioners on how to best respond to the issues confronting communities as they embrace the bicycle revolution.


The three-day conference is presented by the Bicycle Network and hosted by Bicycle Victoria.

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