One day conferences focussed on practical tools for improving bike riding. Melbourne: Fri 10th Feb 2017 , St Kilda Town Hall

New research launched as part of Bike Futures 2017

10 February 2017.  New UNSW research illustrating start-to-finish cycle journeys was launched as part of Melbourne Bike Futures conference 2017.

Hosted by the City of Port Phillip, the sold-out event included presentations and workshops on car dooring, the Melbourne Metro project, bike education and St. Kilda Road. 

Presentations from Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan, Resilient Melbourne coordinator Toby Kent, UNSW City Futures coordinator Pr Chris Pettit and City of Port Phillip General Manager Place Strategy & Development, Claire Ferres Miles were followed by a spirited audience discussion on bike network investment and planning. 

Afternoon sessions on getting girls and women riding and ebikes and bike sharing were packed out. 

Presentations from the conference are now available for download here


Bike Futures sells out: New workshops, speakers confirmed

February 1, 2017: New presenters and workshops and a morning bike ride have all been confirmed for the sold out Bike Futures Melbourne conference next week.

Including presentations and workshops on behaviour change, infrastructure and policy issues the conference will cover a whole range of practical tools to get people riding. 

A workshop on travel demand management and the Melbourne Metro Project, and presentations on Resilient Melbourne, Truck Safety and Bikes and a keynote speech by Minister for Roads and Roads Safety, Luke Donnellan. 

We are also very excited to announce that the City of Port Phillip Bicycle User Group will be running an early morning bike ride departing at 8am from Federation Square. The ride will take participants through some of Melbourne’s key commuter routes and include speakers from VicRoads, the City of Port Phillip and the City of Melbourne.

Proudly sponsored and hosted by the City of Port Phillip at the beautiful St. Kilda Town Hall, Bicycle Network’s Bike Futures Conference is our opportunity to come together, share inspiring ideas and workshop ways to transform our own backyards into healthy, liveable and connected communities - or simply, places for people.  

Bike Futures early bird price extended until Christmas Eve

Confirm your ticket before Christmas to get an early bird price of just $99 for Melbourne Bike Futures conference. 

The one day event will be brimful of new research, bike innovations and solutions to get more people riding. 

Including new analysis of Melbourne cycle journeys by the City Futures Research Institute, a panel session on three different bike share/lease systems and presentations on new infrastructure projects, bike education in schools and encouraging active transport in the suburbs. 

The price will go up to $120 after Christmas so don't miss out!

Register for Melbourne  Friday 10th February 2017, St Kilda Town Hall


New early bird price and presenters confirmed for Bike Futures Melbourne

Melbourne’s most practical day for bike professionals has re-launched with a new early-bird price.

Bike Futures Melbourne is a one-day conference jam-packed with practical information, cutting edge research and new ideas to get people riding.

Postponed from August this year, the new conference date is Friday 10 February 2017 and it comes with a new early-bird price of just $99.

Sessions include:

  • New UNSW research mapping cycle journeys through Australian cities using mobile device data
  • Bike leasing scheme panel session with CyclePort, E-Stralian and Interbike 
  • Pecha Kucha (20 x 20 second slides) on St Kilda Road, risk perception and bike education
  • Workshops on car dooring, protected intersections and getting women riding.

Plus more to be confirmed!

The conference will be held at the St Kilda Town Hall. Places are limited, so confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

Register for Melbourne  Friday 10th February 2017, St Kilda Town Hall

Practical tools and new technologies

July, 2016. The programs for the 2016 Sydney and 2017 Melbourne Bike Futures Conferences feature an exciting mix of topics including:

- visualisation of mobile app data by UNSW

- new technologies such as CyclePort - the world's first universal, automated bike share system (picture)

- workshops on protected bicycle intersections by Arup

- engaging with schools and children

- behaviour change programs to reduce car dooring and shared path conflict.

Join us for a day bursting with case studies, information, networking and practical tools that will help get more people cycling.

Register for Melbourne  Friday 10th February 2017, St Kilda Town Hall

New format for 2016/17 - one day focused on practical tools

Responding to feedback from last year we've made this year's conference more focused with fewer longer presentations, shorter workshops and a forum for sharing ideas and projects (Pecha Kucha session). And we are doing it all on one day!

In 2016/17 we are pleased to announce two one day conferences

  • Friday 10th February 2017 at St Kilda Town Hall.
  • Wednesday 6th September at University of New South Wales

Both conferences will focus on practical steps to encourage riding.

They will feature: a keynote presentation, three 20 minutes of presentations; two workshop sessions with two streams; a pecha kucha session and plenary. All in one day.

The conferences are the ideal opportunity to get up to speed on the latest developments in cycling provision and lessons from across Australia and the world. Book the dates in now!