Bicycle Network: Bike Futures Conference and Seminars
RAC Bike Futures Perth Seminar, March 20-21 2014
The RAC Bike Futures Perth Seminar is the leading event for bicycle planning in Western Australia.
Focussed on making it easier for everyone to ride, the seminar highlights WA-based initiatives and showcases successful planning tools being used around the country. This year, speakers will lead discussion on how sustainable policy can be implemented and hurtles overcome.
A pre-seminar bike tour will be given the day prior, on 20 March, giving a first-hand look at Perth's biking infrastructure. The tour will be followed by an informal dinner and networking. The seminar will take place on Friday, 21st of March at the RAC Club of Western Australia from 9:00am-4:30pm. Informal drinks and networking to follow.
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Keynote speaker: Peter Newman
Perth has hit the wall on traffic and we need a concerted new plan to provide other options that can be better for our health, economy, community and environment. We know what public transport we need (we even had an election on it) and we know we need more cycle lanes, but how do we think about the detailed provision of linkages between bikes, walking and transit? In a global tour of some options this presentation shall try and find best practice solutions for these important design issues.
Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth. Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014. He is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2012), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’(2009), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009) and 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' with Jeff Kenworthy which was launched in the White House in 1999.
**Never been to a bike futures event? Check out the keynote presentation from last year's Bike Futures conference.
Getting Perth on a Roll: Promoting Bike Riding in New Communities, Andrew Brodie
The presentation will explore questions that are ultimately about how we can position Perth as a healthy, happy and resilient city fit for the 21st Century. Case studies will be used, including the current planning for the Bentley Regeneration Project. This project has set itself lofty standards for transforming the local community into a diverse, green, urban village. Interstate examples of the possibilities for bike riding will also be featured, such as the Bondi Junction Complete Streets initiative.
Measuring level of service for bike riders, Cameron Munro
This presentation will describe the development of the model and provide examples of its usefulness for planners in identifying prospective treatments. Importantly, examples will also be shown of how the model can be used to prioritise among treatments, both at the local link level and along extended corridors.
The use of the discrete choice modelling framework is consistent with standard transport modelling methods. This allows for the implementation of the model in route choice models (although noting the stated choice basis of the underlying data).
Technical Bike Tour
This year the technical Bike Tour will focus on the vibrant municipality of the City of Vincent. The tour will encompass a number of areas within the council boundary and focus on recent works that have been completed, possible opportunities for further work and where mistakes have been made. There will be a number of stops for delegate interaction and opportunities to discuss key intersections, missing links and entry points into Perth CBD. A coffee stop will also be planned to ensure there is plenty of time for networking. A light lunch will then also follow at the completion of the bike tour.
Bike Tour Map
9am Start Point: About Bike Hire - Point Fraser Reserve, 1-7 Riverside Drive, East Perth, 6004
1pm Finish Point: Russell Square, James Street, Perth (short walk from here to the Perth train station)
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The Bike Futures seminars drive practical solutions. They are tailored to address critical bike planning and infrastructure issues confronting local communities and councils.The seminars typically bring together 50-100 local key stakeholders and facilitate open discussion and learning on bike planning and infrastructure both nationally and globally.
The one day seminars are supported by a technical on site bike tour for hands on learning.