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2016 Illinois Bike Summit

[The next Illinois Bike Summit will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 at University of Illinois – Chicago.  Look for more details in the months ahead.]

Thanks to all that attended and helped make the Illinois Bike Summit a great success!

Over 250 bicycle advocates, planners, civil engineers, public health researchers, and elected officials joined us on September 19 in Bloomington-Normal for a day of learning and networking. We hope they left inspired and better equipped to improve bicycling in their communities as we focused on Better Biking for All.

  • All people: Making bicycling accessible, safe, and attractive to people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, incomes, and abilities.
  • All places: Meeting the needs of all communities in Illinois: rural, suburban, and urban, upstate and downstate.
  • All purposes: Recognizing that people use bicycles for all kinds of reasons, including out of necessity during all the seasons.
  • All planning: Ensuring that best practices for bicycle accommodations are integrated into policies and design guidance at local, county, and state levels.

With these big picture goals and a range of session topics – from design and data to kids and community building – the summit offered strategies to help you make progress in your town.

Explore all the 2016 Summit had to offer below. Presentation slides and materials are linked to speakers’ names under Session Topics.