Hosted by Bike Utah, the ninth annual Utah Bike Summit, scheduled for March 14 in Ogden, offers opportunities to grow the bicycling community, interact with the Utah Department of Transportation, hear new ideas, network, and learn.
Mike Lydon, principal of Streets Plan Collaborative and an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities, will deliver the keynote address at the daylong summit.
We’re fortunate to have Mike join us,” said Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Utah. “His perspective and insights will help set the tone for this conference.”
Lydon’s work has appeared in NPR, The New York Times, CNN Headline News, ABC News and he often leads workshops on smart growth, tactical urbanism, and complete streets/active transportation. The statewide bicycle conference also includes an update from UDOT Executive Director Carlos Bracerason the initiatives being undertaken at the Utah Department of Transportation and includes interactive regional breakout sessions where summit attendees can give input on UDOT plans and projects.
Other notable speakers are Nicole Iroz-Elardo, John Curtis, and Greg Bell. Iroz-Elardo, a program manager at Urban Design 4 Health, will present findings of Utah’s active transportation benefits study. Provo Mayor Curtis will provide tips for speaking to elected officials about bicycling. Bell, the former Lieutenant Governor and current President and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association, will discuss the importance of active transportation and how that intersects with healthy lifestyles.
The daylong Utah Bike Summit at the Courtyard Marriott – Ogden includes speakers, educational sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. Summit attendees are everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah’s bicycle, health, and tourism industries, planners, engineers, students, and elected officials.
Registration for the Utah Bike Summit is available online. Tiered pricing until February 24 is $60 for students, $90 for Bike Utah members or government employees, and $110 for non-Bike Utah members. More information about Bike Utah and the event can be found at www.bikeutah.org.