Thank you to all who attended the 4th annual Illinois Bike Summit organized by the Ride Illinois and Champaign County Bikes! Over 250 advocates, professionals, and government officials from around the state attended the summit in Champaign, IL. We also recognized the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail, Illinois Department of Transportation District 7, and the city of Warrenville for their significant achievements in local bicycle planning and advocacy in 2015.
If you’d like to learn more about what took place at the 2015 Summit, please explore the information below, download the Summit program as well as our speakers’ presentations under Session Topics below!
Main Summit Program
October 28, 2015
Included an opening plenary session, a lunchtime session, and four other time slots offering breakout session choices.
October 29, 2015
A national-level training on NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide limited to 60 participants and primarily intended for professional planners and engineers.
Click speaker names to download PDFs of their presentations.
Advocacy Leadership Development – Jim Merrell
Winning a Grant for your Trail/Bikeway – and Implementing It — Amy Madigan, Christy Davis, Doug Ferguson, Greg Piland
Bicycle Law Maintenance: When the Rules of the Road Need a Tune Up – Brendan Kevenides
Using BikeSafetyQuiz.com in Your Town – Ed Barsotti
The Dazzling Dozen: 12 Best Bicycle Friendly Initiatives – Steve Clark
E-bikes are Coming! – Jeff Yockey, Adam Kostichka
IDOT’s Complete Streets Policy – Aren Kriks
Ed Barsotti, Ride Illinois
Jason Jenkins, Active Transportation Alliance
Hanna Kite, Active Transportation Alliance
Jim Merrell, Active Transportation Alliance
Leslie Phemeister, Active Transportation Alliance
Cynthia Hoyle, Alta Planning + Design
Josh Sikich, Alta Planning + Design
Bryan Schmid, Bi-State Regional Commission
John O’Neal, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Doug Ferguson, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Mary Ellen Wuellner, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, Kickapoo Rail Trail
Amy Camp, Cycle Forward
Christy Davis, Illinois Department of Transportation
Aren Kriks, Illinois Department of Transportation
Amy Madigan, Illinois Department of Transportation
Greg Piland, Federal Highway Administration
Brendan Kevenides, Freeman Kevenides Law Firm
Steve Clark, League of American Bicyclists
Phil Young, Northern Illinois University
Carrie Bottrell, Peoria Park District’s Bicycle Safety Town
Stacey Meekins, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Nate Roseberry, TY Lin International
Liz Mallott, University of Illinois
Jarrod Scheunemann, University of Illinois
James Whitacre, University of Illinois
Paul Fitzgerald, Working Bikes
NACTO Training took place the day after the summit in downtown Champaign.
Participants learned state-of-the-practice solutions for on-street bikeways, based on lessons learned from the world’s best bicycling cities, and applied these lessons in a workshop. The design charrette format incorporated classroom and field activities, and provided a forum for dialogue and engagement between engineers, planners, and other professionals.
Download the training Power Point here [19MB PDF]
• Become familiar with innovative bike facilities covered in the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, including cycletracks, protected bike lanes, and bicycle boulevards.
• Learn how to tailor on-street bikeway solutions to their communities
• Apply principles of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, including short-term and long-term strategies
• Learn appropriate context and warrants for facility implementation.
Nathan Roseberry, PE
Senior Transportation Engineer, T.Y. Lin
Timothy Gustafson, AICP
Senior Planner, T.Y. Lin
Several of the Illinois Bike Summit breakout sessions offer continuing education credit for professional engineers (PDH) and planners (CM):
Local Bike Planning Basics – Products and Process – PDH, CM
The Benefits of Trail Tourism and Cultivating a Culture of Hospitality – CM
Winning a Grant for your Trail/Bikeway – and Implementing It — PDH, CM
Protected Bike Lanes and Neighborhood Greenways – PDH, CM
Local “Complete Streets” Tools and Implementation – CM
Every Bike Counts! Bike Counts, Censuses and Surveys – CM
IDOT’s Complete Streets Policy – PDH, CM
Two Bike Maps Makers Make Their Case: The Future of Paper and Electronic Maps – CM
Also, the NACTO training offers 6 PDH and CM credits.