7th September 2016 at UNSW

Greater Sydney Commissioner presents

25 August 2016. All who hold a bold vision for Sydney’s cycling future – like Bicycle Network – will be inspired to have a champion the calibre of Heather Nesbitt supporting the cause.

Therefore, Bicycle Network is delighted to announce that Nesbitt, in her role of Social Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission, joins the roll of presenters at this year’s Sydney Bike Futures Conference.

With a 30-year career in social sustainability, community infrastructure planning and social impact assessment, Heather Nesbitt has the health and wellbeing of Sydneysiders at heart and the experience to utilise cycling development to their benefit.

Nesbitt is committed to researching and delivering social outcomes which improve quality of life and wellbeing. She has significant experience in ensuring stakeholder and community consultation outcomes are considered in all projects.

So don’t miss your chance to contribute from your experiences and hear how the vision of the Greater Sydney Commission will impact your program or projects.

The packed 2016 Sydney Bike Futures Conference program presents perspectives of seasoned practitioners who bring experience spanning the gamut of research, planning, implementation and evaluation of cycling programs in various settings.

Keynote presenter, Professor Chris Pettit, Inaugural Chair of Urban Science, University of New South Wales, will explain what spatial planning and GIS modelling offer in “Mapping cycle journeys through Australian Cities”.

The program's exciting mix of topics also includes:

  • visualisation of mobile app data by UNSW
  • new technologies such as CyclePort - the world's first universal, automated bike share system (pictured)
  • workshops on protected bicycle intersections by Arup
  • engaging with schools and children
  • behaviour change programs to reduce car dooring and shared path conflict

A wide variety of behaviour change interventions will also be outlined and assessed, with opportunity to workshop the concepts and outcomes. Other sessions argue the efficacy of different equipment and facilities, ranging from electric bikes to state-of-the-art end-of-trip facilities.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning throughout the sessions, the day wraps up with a plenary session involving a range of presenters and opportunity for audience involvement.

Bicycle Network members can claim 10 free tickets to attend the Sydney Bike Futures Conference 2016 – simply email It’s first in best dressed.

Stunning visualisation by UNSW City Viz shows where people ride in Sydney

15 June 2016 The University of New South Wales City Futures Centre has released, via CityViz some stunning visualisations using data from Bicycle Networks free RiderLog app. The visualisations take the data from the app – designed for use by everyday riders, not sporting cyclists – to show where people are riding in Sydney over the course of a day. The visualisations also show distinct differences between routes taken by female and male riders. Professor Chris Pettit will be presenting the results and method as the keynote at this year's conference.

One day conference coming to inner Sydney

May 2016. After the success of last year and demand for more, this year we'll be running a one day conference which will include a single stream of presentations; two short workshop sessions; a Pecha Kucha session and a plenary session. Stand by for details.