In Europe, bicycle highways are a powerful emerging tool to attract new riders, replace vehicle trips, and improve public health. They enable safe and comfortable long-distance bike travel between major destinations.
Most North American urban areas lack high-quality infrastructure for long-distance cycling trips. This gap will become more critical as e-bikes continue to shrink distances, making long cycling trips easier and more accessible.
Using international examples our presenters gave an overview of bicycle highway planning, design, and implementation.
Originally presented on November 20, 2018
Gavin Davidson - Principal, Gavin Davidson and Associates
Gavin is a professional planner and a nationally recognized leader in transportation policy, planning and facility design. He brings two decades of experience facilitating interdisciplinary teams and developing ambitious, award-winning plans and projects.
Sophie Edmondson - Principal Sponsor, Cycle Superhighways, Transport for London (UK)
Sophie leads the development and delivery of high-profile bicycle infrastructure projects. She is accountable for business case development, budgeting and governance for these initiatives, which have ambitious timescales and challenging stakeholder interactions.
Alex Taciuk - Bike Share & Active Transportation Coordinator, University of British Columbia
Alex leads active transportation projects and coordinates a dockless bike share system for UBC's Campus + Community Planning team. A graduate of UBC's Masters of Community and Regional Planning program, Alex has led projects on bicycle sharing, vehicle sharing, active transportation data analysis, and walkability for seniors.
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