2019 Summit Program-At-Glance

Delegates gathered for the 2018 National Bike Summit (photo. Y. Bambrick)

Pre-Conference Session – Sunday May 12th – Cartier Suites Hotel
1:00pm – 4:30pm
National Trails and Greenways discussion
Discuss the future of greenways and federal policy on trails across Canada with invited special guests including Kevin Belanger of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and more!

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SUMMIT DAY 1 – Monday May 13th – Ottawa City Hall

7:30am – 8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 8:50am
Welcoming remarks

8:50am – 9:20am
Opening Keynote
Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer

9:20am – 9:50am
Canada and Its Peers: What A Country Can Accomplish with a Cycling Strategy
Anders Swanson, Vélo Canada Bikes

9:50am – 10:20am
Economic Benefits of Increasing Cycling in Canada
Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute

10:20am – 10:40am
Refreshment Break & Networking

10:40am – 11:20am
By the numbers: Measuring Bicycle Usage in Canada
How Cycling is Increasing across Canada – Insight Project – Yvonne Verlinden, TCAT
National Active Transportation Report Card- Jamie Hilland, Urban Systems

11:30am – 12:30pm
Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1: The (Surprising?) Importance of Bicycle Parking for Boosting Cycling in Canada

Breakout #2: Cycling and Equity in Canada

Breakout #3: Municipal and Provincial Cycling Initiatives in Canada

Breakout #4: Cargo Bikes, Trails, and the Societal Benefits from Cycling for Canada

12:30pm – 1:15pm
Lunch

1:15pm – 1:45pm
Increasing Cycling in Canada to Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dr. Karl Saidla, Carleton University

1:45pm – 2:30pm
BIKE$: What does the future of the bicycle industry in Canada look like?

2:30pm – 2:50pm Refreshment Break

2:50pm – 3:10pm
Political Perspectives
Elizabeth May
, Federal Green Party Leader

3:10pm – 3:50pm
Power and People: The Future is Here. A panel discussion all about e-bikes, why they are changing transportation and what Canada can do to prepare

3:50pm – 4:30pm
Keynote Address
Dr. Kay Teschke, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia

4:30pm – 4:45pm
Closing remarks

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Evening Reception- Parliament Hill
Hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Caucus
National Cycling Advocacy Awards Ceremony

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DAY 2 – Tuesday May 14th – Parliament Hill

8:00am – 9:00am
Continental breakfast and presentations:
Delegate training for Cycling Education Day
Overview of meeting with MPs and Senators
Review of messaging and documents

**9:00am – 4:00pm (throughout)**
Cycling Education and Engagement Meetings
Teams of Summit delegates will meet with MP’s and Senators and discuss the case for cycling as a tool to achieve our Paris targets, improve the health of Canadians, reduce inequality and boost our economy

Core Programming (concurrent with meetings with political representatives)

9:00am – 10:00am
Provincial-level Active Transportation Strategies in Canada

10:00am – 10:30am
Why, where and how Federal Support for Cycling is Key

10:30am – 11:00am
Break

11:00am – 12:30pm
Federal Cycling Advocacy Workshop

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Collective Next Steps as Cycling and Active Transportation Stakeholders

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Wrap Up: Lessons Learned

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Networking

4:00pm
8th Annual Bike Day on the Hill (made possible by National Health and Fitness Day Foundation)

4:30pm
Gather on the steps of Parliament with your bike

5:15pm
Interprovincial bike ride with Parliamentarians, guests and delegates from the National Bike Summit

6:00pm – 8:00pm
BBQ in the East Block Courtyard

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