The Program – Melbourne

Melbourne's leading conference on creating bike-friendly communities. Hear from leading practitioners and innovators on planning, technology and behaviour change interventions. Including best practice examples across Melbourne and internationally.

Friday 10th February 2017

(Details subject to change)



8:30am -9:30am

Registration and Exhibition Opening

9:30am - 9:40am

Conference Opening and Welcome 

City of Port Phillip Mayor - Cr Bernadene Voss

9:40am - 10.00am

Active Transport and Council Integrated Transport Plans - the City of Port Phillip's experience - Claire Ferres Miles (General Manager Place Strategy & Development)​ City of Port Phillip

10.00am - 10.10am

Mapping cycle journeys through Australian cities - Prof. Chris Pettit - Chair of Urban Science, UNSW. City Futures Research Centre

10.10am - 10.20am

Metropolitan Cycling Network – Toby Kent, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Melbourne

10.20 -10.40am

Minister for Roads and Roads Safety, Luke Donnellan

10.40am – 11.00am

Questions for speakers

11.00am - 11.30am

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12.30pm

Pecha Kucha Session - 20 slides timed at 20 seconds each followed by a panel discussion

Evaluation of Bike Ed in Schools - does it get more kids riding? - Che Sutherland, Darebin City Council, Tara Watson, Active Travel consultant, Nellie Montague, Boroondara Council

St. Kilda Road Safety Improvement - Sean Yates, VicRoads

Low Stress Cycling - local streets as part of the cycling network in Whitehorse - Amy Child, Arup and Leah McGuiness, City of Whitehorse

Greening the pipeline project – Emma Pryse, City of Wyndham

Bike safety and Trucks, a partnership approach to making major transport construction projects safer in Melbourne – Jamie Ross, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

Panel discussion with all presenters

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Lunch - provided on the day

1.30pm - 2.30pm


Workshops - 4 streams to choose from:

Stream 1: Jump starting active travel in the outer suburbs - Park Orchards Primary School. Tara Watson, Active Travel to School consultant; Julia Jenvey Senior Recreation Planner Manningham City Council, Carrie Owens teacher and lead of the school’s Active Travel Committee

Stream 2: Preventing car-dooring - an evaluation of intitiatives from inner Melbourne - Melbourne Safe Active Travel collaboration - Behaviour change, communications and road design

Stream 3: E-bike leasing and automated bike sharing

CyclePort the world's first universal, automated bike sharing system - Al Reid, Managing Director, CyclePort​

Can electric bike share eliminate excuses for not cycling? Monica Zarafu, BYYKO

How (electric) bike leasing has transformed the commuting landscape in the Netherlands and Germany and the potential for Australia, in particular for electric bicycles - Thijs van der Heijden, E-Stralian

Stream 4: Protected Intersections – Callan Jones, Arup

2:30pm - 2.50pm

Afternoon Tea

2.50pm - 3.50pm


Stream 1: Getting girls and women riding. Bicycle Network Behaviour Change team. 

Stream 2: Protected Intersections – Callan Jones, Arup

Stream 3: Long-term behaviour change opportunities from major infrastructure projects – Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

Stream 4: Cost Benefit analysis - Cameron Munro


Sum up and Close - Craig Richards, Bicycle Network CEO

4.00pm onwards

Post-conference drinks at The Local - 184 Carlisle Street, St. Kilda

(At own cost of participants).   

Expect a program full of examples of projects that have helped transform cities into more liveable, more vibrant places.