Velo-city Global 2012
Velo-city Global 2012 is happening in Vancouver this week and I am excited to be participating in/covering the event with my Momentum Magazine colleagues. Needless to say, it’s been a busy week so far and we’re only half-way through it. The ideas, discussion and energy coming out of the conference is incredible. It’s a great feeling to forge new alliances and learn from leaders, advocates and dedicated cyclists from around the world on transportation and cycling issues. You can follow the coverage on the European Cyclists’ Federation live website, daily blogs on MomentumMag or by searching #velocity2012 on twitter.
Velo-city Global is the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. The four-day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.
The Velo-city Global conference unites politicians, engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academics, researchers, environmentalists, advocates, educators and industry representatives. Delegates join forces and foster international collaborations. The event also draws experts from related areas, such as health, economics and the environment.
Public Bike System Company (BIXI) are one of the sponsors and they brought along hundreds of bikes for delegates to get around Vancouver, giving us a taste of our own Bike Share program, coming in 2013. For a week this summer, BIXI’s are flooding the separated lanes and bike paths of the Lower Mainland – it’s quite the sight! I will be posting many more images from the conference shortly. Here’s a preview…the line up of BIXI’s at the Wall Centre Tuesday afternoon.