The Program – Sydney

Practical ways to get people riding

Bicycle Network's 2016 Bike Futures Sydney Conference will show you and your community how to support and encourage more bike riding.

The program is jam packed full of new and innovative tools, policies and technologies such as universal bike share systems and mobile data visualisations.

Wednesday 7 September

(details are subject to change)




 Registration and Exhibition Opening


Conference Opening and Welcome by Prof Alan Peters, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales


 Keynote Address

Prof. Chris Pettit – Chair of Urban Science, City Futures Research Centre – Mapping cycle journeys through Australian Cities, University of New South Wales, Australia.


 Morning Tea


 Main Presentations

Challenges and opportunities for bicycle infrastructure in Sydney, Heather Nesbitt, Social Commissioner, City of Greater Sydney Commission. 

The human and computer side of spatial transport planning, David Turner, Transport NSW

Attitudes towards minimum passing distance laws, Stephen Moore and Richard Stuetz, School of Civil and Enviro

nmental Engineering, UNSW, Australia.

Active transport to school case studies – Active Paths, Mind Body Pedal, Bicycle Network, Ride2School Program.


 Lunch Break


 Workshop Session 1

Room 1: Protected Bicycle Intersections – Concepts and practical examples, Callan Jones, Arup.

Room 2: Prevention of bicycle car door crashes – Three research and evaluation projects plus a facilitated discussion. Curated by Inner Melbourne Safe Active Travel (IMSAT).

1. The design and delivery of a car-dooring reduction intervention: Red Dot campaign with taxi vehicles – Inner Melbourne Safe Active Travel (IMSAT) – presenter Jonathan Daly 

2. Think of the impact Communications campaign - City of Sydney - presenter James Adams

3. Innovative road markingsVicRoads – Cameron Munro (CDM research)


 Change Rooms


 Workshop Session 2

Room 1: Cycling demand and Data – Different ways of assessing cycling demand using GPS, apps and visual counts. UNSW and Bicycle Network.

Room 2:  Continuation - Prevention of bicycle car door crashes – Three research and evaluation projects. Curated by Inner Melbourne Safe Active Travel (IMSAT)


 Afternoon Tea


 Pecha Kucha Session: 20 slides of 20 seconds

1. Closing the loop: Increasing cycling on a recreational trail, Anne Grunseit, Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Neil Donnelly, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; and Chris Deaner, Northern Beaches Council.

2. The role of electric assist bicycles in encouraging more people to ride, Elizabeth Krassoi, Eurocycles.

3. Planning, designing and community consultation for separated bike facilities, Lindsay Menday, Sustainable Transport Project Coordinator, North Sydney Council.

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

5. End-of-trip cycling facilities in Green Star rated commercial building, Nicholas Cranney, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW.

6. Share the path intervention and low cost evaluation of behavioural impacts, Kathleen Kemp, Port Phillip


 Q&A Plenary Session with the Presenters


  Summing up and Close - Aaron Magner, Director, UNSW Safety and Sustainability

Expect a program full of practical tools and case studies that have helped transform cities and towns into more liveable, sustainable and vibrant places for all.