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2011 Michigan Bicycle Summit

Saturday, March 26 - Michigan Bicycle Summit @ Peckham, Inc.

9:00 - 10:00 am

Key Note Speaker - Jim Sayer


Jim is Executive Director of Adventure Cycling Association, based in Missoula and the largest
bicycling non-profit in the U.S. with more than 44,000 members. Adventure Cycling's mission is
to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun and self-discovery.

Jim has directed other non-profits involved in community development and transportation,
including the Sierra Business Council, a unique business leadership group working for a “triple
bottom line” of economic, social and environmental prosperity in the Sierra Nevada mountain
region. He also served as senior legislative assistant to Senator Tim Wirth and senior staff for
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration.

Jim did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University
of Edinburgh (Scotland), and his graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
and Harvard University. He is an avid bike commuter and traveler and is a volunteer for the
Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula.

10:15 - 11: 15 am

Module 1 of Complete Streets Training Institute - An introduction to


Compete Streets (Beech) - Gain a clear understanding of the concept of Complete
Streets, including the elements of Complete Streets principles and design, the benefits for your
community, and for you as a bicyclist. Michigan’s new statewide Complete Streets law, which
amends both our transportation and planning acts will also be covered.

Gary Howe, Bicycle Advocate, Traverse City


Traverse City resident Gary L. Howe is a photojournalist/writer, educator, traveler and complete
streets advocate. He writes and photographs about the intentional and inclusive use of public
spaces at www.MyWheelsareTurning.com and can be followed on Twitter at @GLHJR

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Urban Cycling: Community Support, Economic Development, and
Healthy Outcomes (Oak) - There is a growing focus on rebuilding urban centers in
America, and making them bicycle friendly is a key priority. This panel will discuss the
challenges and opportunities to make Detroit one of America’s most bike friendly cities, and
perhaps more importantly, how to engage the community in this effort. How do you prepare the
Motor City for having nearly 50 miles of bikes lanes this year? Also included is a discussion on
Complete Streets from a health perspective and economic development from two of Michigan’s
most innovative bike shop owners.

While the focus will be on Detroit, the lessons learned should be applicable to other urban areas
throughout Michigan.

Panelists:
Kelli Kavanaugh is co-owner of the Wheelhouse Detroit bike shop on the Detroit RiverWalk.
For many years she’s been the driving force behind the Corktown/Mexicantown Greenlink to be
constructed this spring. She’s also a lead organizer of the Tour de Troit and a member of the
Michigan Complete Streets Advisory Council

Karen Gage is also co-owner of the Wheelhouse Detroit. Her day job with the University
Cultural Center Association includes overseeing a non-motorized plan development for New
Center. One immediate outcome of this plan is the construction of bike lanes between the New
Center and Wayne State University. She is also one of the main organizers for the Tour de Troit.

Myra Tetteh works for Detroit’s Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (a.k.a. the health
department) with a Masters of Public Policy. She has been instrumental in promoting walking
and biking as a means for achieving the city’s health goals. Currently she leads the Detroit
Complete Streets work group

Todd Scott is the Detroit Greenways Coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways
Alliance. This role involves promoting biking, walking, and trails in Detroit, Highland Park, and
Hamtramck. He is currently funded through the Kellogg Foundation’s Food and Fitness
Collaborative and co-chairs the Collaborative’s Built Environment sub-committee.

Bicycle Safety Education (Pine) - Learn about two best practices in bicycle safety
education. The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club runs a Bike Camp for beginning bicyclists and those
looking to get back into the sport. Over the years 200+ riders have graduated from the Bike
Camp.

Presenters:
Zolton Cohen, Kalamazoo. Elected in November 2010 as President of the Kalamazoo Bicycle
Club, Zolton Cohen has worked for 13 years in the organization in other capacities, including
Vice President, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor. He leads two club rides a week, including the
popular “La Pamplonas Ancien” – The Running of the Old Bulls – on Wednesday nights
Scott TenBrink, Executive Director, Jackson Fitness Council
The Fitness Council leads the Jackson community in life-long physical activity through programs
like Safe Routes to School, the Jackson Fitness Directory, the Walkable Community Task Force,
and the Armory Bike Union (ABU). The ABU takes in donated bikes and recycles them to be
distributed, along with a helmet, lock, and education, to people in need of transportation. Scott
will describe how the program helps connect recent parolees with the community and encourage
self-reliance through biking.
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11:30 - 12:30 am

Update on US Bike Route System (Beech) - Michigan is poised to be one of the


first states since the early 1980s to have an AASHTO designated cross state bicycle route. This
session will outline the progress in Michigan and what's next.

Presenter:
Josh DeBruyn, AICP; MDOT Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator.
Josh serves as the statewide liaison for the Department of Transportation with federal and state
agencies, local communities, and non-profits agencies to develop and implement bicycle and
pedestrian plans and policies. Josh serves on numerous MDOT and State level committee’s and
task forces. His involvement in the US Bicycle Route System has been ongoing since 2006 and
he has been instrumental in guiding Michigan’s progress on two routes in Michigan.

Responding to Tragedy (Oak) - What happens when there is a serious bicycle


accident. Are police reports filed? How are tickets issued? What is the role of the prosecutor?
How can you track the progress of the legal case? How can you respond? Our panel will guide
you through the process and give you some tools to use to respond in an effective manner.

Presenters:
Sarah Colegrove, Partner, Briggs Colegrove, P.C., Detroit,
Todd Briggs, Partner, Briggs Colegrove, P.C., Detroit
Sarah and Todd are lawyers in private practice and regular contributors to the MI Bicyclist
Magazine and the LMB website. In addition to helping athletes injured in bicycle and sports-
related accidents in all states, they concentrate in the areas of civil litigation, including personal
injury, real estate and corporate law. Todd and Sarah are competitive cyclists and triathletes.
John Lindenmayer, Associate Director, LMB
Michael Unsworth, MSU History Librarian
Mike has been a bicycle commuter since 1975 when he used his $100 Gerry Ford tax rebate to
buy a 3-speed Schwinn. He is a cycling advocate in Mid-Michigan. He has been researching and
writing on Freedom of Information issues since 1985.

Beyond Bike Lanes (Pine) - There are many new facilities being utilized for keeping
bicyclists safe on the roadways. Learn about some of these new treatments that take us beyond
the bike lane model.

Presenter:
Norm Cox, licensed landscape architect and Founder of The Greenway Collaborative, Inc., Ann
Arbor. As a landscape architect and founder of The Greenway Collaborative, Norm’s career has
focused on greenways, complete streets and sustainable design, and he is considered a leading
expert in those fields. He works primarily in the public and non-profit sectors on projects
ranging from regional and statewide greenway systems to local open space and nonmotorized
transportation plans.

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1:30 - 2:30 pm

Module 2 of Complete Streets Training Institute - Stakeholder


Engagement (Beech) - Learn what it takes to get a local complete streets policy passed.
Identifying your stakeholders, finding your champions, evaluating community readiness,
developing goals, advocating effectively with community groups, decision makers and the media
are all ingredients for success. Find out how these principles were applied in several Michigan
case studies.

Presenter:
Nancy Krupiarz, Executive Director of Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Lansing. As
Executive Director of Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Nancy carries out her
organizational mission of fostering and facilitating an interconnected system of trails and
greenways across Michigan. She provides technical assistance to citizens and communities on
all aspects of trail planning, acquisition, development, operations and maintenance. She
promotes awareness of Michigan’s trails through publications, presentations, and events. She
also works on policy at the local, state, and federal levels to facilitate the establishment of trails
and their connections to destinations.

History of Bicycling in Michigan (Oak) - Michigan has a long and wonderful


history of bicycling. Join Michael Sproul as he shares some of that history including the "good
roads" Earle story.

Presenter:
Michael Sproul, LMB Board Member, St. Clair Shores

Funding Possibilities for Bicycle Facilities (Pine) - The session will focus on
funding sources and will provide an overview to the community activist related to changing the
local approach to street designs in their community from the traditional approach to the modern
thought process.

Presenter:
Vic Lukasavitz, Victor has over 45 years of experience. He has been a resident engineer on
many sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain and road projects. He oversees land development
projects. He has extensive experience working with the Michigan Department of Transportation
(MDOT), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), and local agencies. He
has extensive community ordinance knowledge and experience. He has completed expert
witness services for private individuals, land developers, government agencies, and the State of
Michigan. He is a military Vietnam veteran.

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2:45 - 3:45 pm

Great Lake to Lake Trail Project (Beech) - The Great Lake to Lake Trail Project
is a statewide initiative to connect 15 existing trails with on-road and off-road connections in the
gaps to build a long-distance route, approximately 240 miles from South Haven to Port Huron.
See the new vision that is unfolding for Michigan’s trails, how it can attract tourism and
economic development in the 55 communities along its route and how project ambassadors are
filling in the gaps to make this route happen.

Presenter:
Nancy Krupiarz, Executive Director, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Lansing
As Executive Director of Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Nancy carries out her
organizational mission of fostering and facilitating an interconnected system of trails and
greenways across Michigan. She provides technical assistance to citizens and communities on
all aspects of trail planning, acquisition, development, operations and maintenance. She
promotes awareness of Michigan’s trails through publications, presentations, and events. She
also works on policy at the local, state, and federal levels to facilitate the establishment of trails
and their connections to destinations.

Panel on Bicycle Coops (Pine) - The last two years have seen the creation of
community-run bicycle cooperatives in several Michigan communities. Leaders from
cooperatives in Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Adrian will each give an overview of their
organization and talk about how they serve their communities. Then summit attendees and
panelists alike will discuss the future of bicycle cooperatives in the Great Lakes State.

Panel:
Eric Jankowski; Common Cycle; Ann Arbor
Eric grew up in Midland, Michigan, learning how to fix and race bikes with a group of close
friends centered around Bryan's Bicycle Shop.
JDR Tanner; The Hub of Detroit; Detroit
Joe has been in Detroit since 2006, when he first started attending Wayne State University and
volunteering at the local bike co-op. Since 2008 Joe has been working in a variety of different
capacities with The Hub, ranging from retail service center mechanic, to youth educator, to
grants and outreach coordinator
Jim Manley; Re-Bicycle Lenawee; Adrian
Jim is a enthusiastic recreational cyclist who is learning to leave his car behind whenever it's
possible! He is a member of LMB, LAB, Rails to Trails, MGTA, a founding board member of
Re-Bicycle Lenawee, and a Raisin Township Parks and Recreation Commissioner.
Emily Petz; Lansing Bike Coop; Lansing
Michigan native Emily has been working with the Lansing Bike Collective since April of 2010.
Emily often bike commutes to work and bikes for fun. Her background is urban planning and she
sees bikes as a vital part of the future city.

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Organizing a Local Bike Summit - the Grand Rapids experience
(Oak)- The 2009 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit started as an idea between two friends over
coffee. They will share how it grew into a successful day-long event attended by 200 people,
featuring national and regional keynote speakers. The summit's success launched the Greater
Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition, a group focused on local bicycle advocacy. They are currently
organizing the 2011 GR Bike Summit: Inspiration to Action.

Presenters:
Josh Duggan, Secretary/Treasurer, Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition
Kevin McCurren, President, Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition
Tom Tilma, Interim Director, Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Module 3 of Complete Streets Training Institute - Influencing Policy


Change (Beech) - Local complete streets policies can range from a resolution to internal
administrative rules to a full-fledged local ordinance. Learn the difference between these
policies, determining what your community is ready for, and how to put such a policy together.

Presenter:
Norm Cox, licensed landscape architect and Founder of The Greenway Collaborative, Inc., Ann
Arbor
As a landscape architect and founder of The Greenway Collaborative, Norm’s career has focused
on greenways, complete streets and sustainable design, and he is considered a leading expert in
those fields. He works primarily in the public and non-profit sectors on projects ranging from
regional and statewide greenway systems to local open space and nonmotorized transportation
plans.

Bicycle Parking (Oak) - Our panel will discuss community bike ordinances, bike parking
at festivals and large events and other innovative bike parking solutions.

Panel:
Julie Brixie, Treasurer, Meridian Township since 2008. Meridian Township Trustee from 2000-
2008. Julie will present on the Meridian Township Bicycle Parking Ordinance.

Pat Harrington, Lansing, Pat will present on the portable bicycle parking system that is used for
area festivals.

Amber Miller, Ann Arbor, Planning & Research Specialist at the Ann Arbor Downtown
Development Authority (DDA). Amber will present on Ann Arbor's efforts to address the
growing demand for bike parking and their innovative solutions for on-street racks, meter-post
hoops and more.