Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, June 19-22

A matrix of the track sessions may be found here.

A list of the titles and authors for the paper, panel and workshop sessions listed by track session may be found here, and listed by time may be found here.

A list of submitted posters may be found here.


9:00 AM-4:00 PM Youth Engagement Workshop
4:00-6:00 PM Poster presenters hang their posters
6:00-9:00 PM Opening Reception


8:00-9:00 Light Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Opening keynote address:
Welcome, Don Miller, University of Washington
Opening remarks, Kathy McCabe, Cascade Bicycle Club
"Cycling to the Future: Lessons from Cities across the Globe"
Dr. John Pucher, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Track Sessions
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Track Sessions
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Track Sessions
5:00-5:30 Poster Presentations
5:30-7:00 Dinner


8:00-9:00 Light Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Track Sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Track Sessions
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Track Sessions
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
Send off and opening of Disaster Relief Trials
3:30-5:30 Closing Plenary
  Julie Anne Genter Member of Parliament, New Zealand
  Eva Heinen Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands y
  Haixiao Pan Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University, China
5:30-7:00 Observe and welcome back the partcipants of the Disaster Relief Trials already in progress
5:30-9:00 Final Celebration


Suggested rides for different skills levels geared towards showcasing Seattle bike infrastructure and sightseeing are listed on the Rides and Bike Rental page. The three rides include Children's Hospital (Friday afternoon), the Burke Gilman Trail and Bike Works.


We received more than 150 abstracts and are excited to be able to present a large number under the following track headings. Below is a brief description of the purpose of each track session. More details to follow.

Advocacy, Planning and Implementation in the Puget Sound
This series of panel sessions will cover successes in bicycle advocacy, planning and implementation in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. Specific panels will focus on neighborhood engagement, building healthy communities, connecting bicycling with transit, and facility design.

The Global Experience + Bicycle Cities of the Future
These panel sessions will cover experiences with cycling from around the globe. A few specific locations include Australia, Canada and China. The sessions will culminate in several workshops in thinking about future cities.

Promoting Bicycling
These panel sessions will focus on a range of topics--from advocacy to family bicycling. The sessions will cover bicycle culture, family bicycling, blogging, art, engaging women in cycling, campaigning and interactions with businesses.

Crunching Numbers: Analyzing and Applying Cycling Data | Panels
This set of panel sessions will cover topics ranging from interpreting results from bicycle models and traffic and bicycle monitoring programs.

Crunching Numbers: Analyzing and Applying Cycling Data | Papers
This series of paper sessions will focus on analytical tools and data collections. Specific sessions will focus on modeling, mapping, GPS data and benefit-cost analysis.

Rider Education
Several panel sessions will be augmented by a paper session related to education. Topics range from education programs for youth and families to higher education outreach.

Planning and Designing for Bicycling
These paper sessions will cover discussions of successful plans as well as their implementation. Other topics include the economic benefits of bicycling as well as street design--moving between complete streets and complete corridors.

Health and Safety
These paper sessions will discuss how to improve safety and reduce conflicts between bicycling and other modes of travel. Active living benefits to health and promotion of multi modal systems will also be addressed.

International Experience Implementing Bike Projects around the Globe
Three paper sessions will be devoted to experiences from around the world in terms of successful implementation of bicycle projects. One session will solely focus on the Chinese experience, another on Europe and a third on the rest of the world.

Accessibility, Inclusiveness and Amenities: Growing the Cycling Community
These paper sessions will cover a broad range of topics including two sessions on bike share programs. Other sessions will focus on amenities, promotion, inclusiveness and surveys.