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Seize your chance to learn from to leaders in the field of bicycling, bicycling advocates, planners, community leaders and legislative officials from Maryland. Experienced industry representatives will present on current topics with the goal of increasing bicycle safety, connectivity and accessibility at this free premier event that includes lunch.
Learn more about the presenters here!
Symposium to begin at 8:00 AM. Please come on time to limit disruptions to presenters!
Bicycling Advocates Breakfast - Optional session for members/leaders or prospective members of existing and planned local/regional advocacy groups to network and discuss how we can use our collective strength
- "How to Develop a Local Bicycling Advocacy Organization" by Katie Lupo, Bike Friendly Coordinator at Bike Maryland
- "Key Components of a Successful Advocacy Group" by Jack Guarneri, President of Howard County Bicycle Advocates
- "How We Leverage our Collective Strength" by Jon Korin, President of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County and Matt Drew, Founder of Bike SBY (Salisbury)
- "Symposium Welcoming Remarks", by Carol Silldorff, Executive Director of Bike Maryland
- "Keynote Presentation" by Frederick's Honorable Mayor McClement
- "State Pro-bicycle Legislative Agenda" by Michael Sonnenfeld, Bike Maryland Treasurer and Kathleen Hoke, Director of Legal Resource for Public Health Policy at the University of Maryland Law School
- "Bikeshare: Implementation, Successes and Challenges" by Anne Root, Bikeshare Program Manager, Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Tim Davis, Transportation Frederick, and Barry Robinson Chief of the Transit and Marine Services Division, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
- "State Bicycle Master Plan" by Kate Sylvester, Planner at Maryland Department of Transportation
- Lunch and networking session in Symposium Hall provided by Bike Maryland
- "Complete Streets", presentation and panel discussion by Casey Anderson, Montgomery County Planning Board Member, Laura Seafross, National Complete Streets Coalition, and , Jason Ridgeway, Director of Highway Development at Maryland State Highway Association with Moderator Jennifer Toole, President of Toole Design Group
- "Safe Routes To School" by James Elliott of Virginia's Safe Routes to School Program and Jessica Silwick, Transportation Alternatives Manager at State Highway Administration
Learn about forming and running an advocacy organization, implementing bike share programs, Bike Maryland's Bike-MINDED Safety and Bike Friendly Business, University and Community workshops and more! This is also a chance for non-profit, government, and community leaders to learn about key bicycle issues and ways to encourage bike friendly practices and accessibility at schools, in neighborhoods, and in the workplace.
List of Exhibitors
Maryland Transit Authority
Maryland Office of Tourism
State Highway Administration
Bike SBY (Salisbury)
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Bicycle Advocates of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Anacostia Trials Heritage Area
Bicycling Advocates of Howard County
More added daily!
This event is free and open to the public.
Agenda, parking, directions and more here.
Send questions, sponsorship inquiries, or other comments to Mary Herbranson: mary at bikemd dot org
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Bike Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to enhance bicycling safety and conditions while providing a voice for bicyclists. Each year we host free safety education workshops for 10,000+ children and adults through our Bike Minded Safety Program. Additionally, Bike Maryland hosts dozens of business, university and community workshops through the Bike Friendly Program. We represent the hundreds of thousands of bicyclists in Maryland through our promotion of awareness and safety campaigns and the enactment of pro-bicycle legislation at the state and local level.
Recent accomplishments include:
- Passage of six state pro-bike bills in the last four years including the 3-foot law and passage of the criminal negligence/manslaughter bill
- Maryland Police Departments enforcement video to educate police on bicycle safety and laws
- Increase in the number of bicyclists (commuters in Baltimore by 51% between 2009-2012)
- Maryland Awarded #11 in the U.S for Bike Friendly Ranking
More about Bike Maryland here.