Velo-City 2012 conference wraps up!

Velo-City 2012 conference wraps up!

A Bixi public bike share bicycle, parked outside the Velo-City 2012 conference hotel. Photo thanks to Paul Cheng!

Lest we forget, the Velo-City 2012 conference wrapped up in Vancouver today!

Co-sponsored by TransLink this year, Velo-City is the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. People come from all over to share best practices on creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.

TransLink staff presented on a number of different projects and practices, including:

  • Public Bicycle Sharing Systems as an Extension of Transit – presented by planner Rex Hodgson
  • Combined Mobility – Seamlessly Integrating Cycling and Transit – a panel featuring TransLink VP Bob Paddon and senior planning manager Marisa Espinosa
  • Disparate Groups, One Goal: Stakeholder Involvement in the Development of TransLink’s Regional Cycling Strategy – presentation by public consultation manager Andrew Brooke
  • An Overview of Bicycle Transit Integration in Vancouver – presented by senior transportation engineer Rachel Jamieson

On top of that, TransLink signed on to the Charter of Vancouver on Children and Cycling at the end of the conference. It’s a global agreement to enhance the cycling culture and experience for children, where we pledge to support infrastructure and practices to make cycling a viable travel mode for children now and in the future. (See TravelSmart’s Bike More page for more about our bike programs.)

Check out Velo-City 2012’s website for everything that went down during the conference and more. And look out next year for Velo-City 2013 in Austria!