Iowa Bicycle Summit
The 2015 Iowa Bicycle Summit will roll into Des Moines Friday, Jan. 23, at the Community Choice
Convention Center, 833 Fifth Ave., at the Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Bicycle Summit is the education
conference offering training to engineers, community officials, and advocates on how to build better
On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Iowa Statewide Safe Routes to School meeting will be held from 8:30 until 10 a.m. at the Community Choice Convention Center. Walking School Bus Best Practices will be highlighted during this session and is poised to attract people involved in Safe Routes to School programs from all over Iowa. The Safe Routes to School session will be free.
2015 Iowa Bicycle Summit speakers
Two main speakers will lead the bicycle facility workshop. Alicia Zimmerman, of Denver, will be presenting on protected bike lanes. Zimmerman will help attendees understand how to implement this type of facility in their communities.
Tim Springer, of Minneapolis, will present on greenways. Springer spent part of his career working on the Midtown Greenway, which has been described as a bicycle superhighway in downtown Minneapolis. Since working on the greenway, Springer has been guiding communities to repurpose streets into areas better suited for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
New this year will be a technical session on mountain bike facilities and pump tracks. This session will bring in Jake Carsten and Mike McIntyre, of Austin, Texas, for a session on pro-build of dirt bicycle facilities. Such facilities have been popular lately and these pros will show how to do it right.
Melinda Barnes has been working on rural complete streets models in Montana and will speak about her experiences as director of Bike Walk Montana. Barnes has been contributing to an upcoming Rural Complete Streets Guide.More programming on Safe Routes to Schools, Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and success stories from across Iowa will be presented during the conference.
Community Choice Convention Center
Iowa Events Center
833 Fifth Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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Past Iowa Bicycle Summit presentations
Bicycle Compatibility Index Model
Bicycle Facility Design
Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) Analysis Methods
Bicycle Level of Service and Complete Streets Policy
DART Bike and Ride Program
Iowa DOT Bicycle Update
How do I pay for this trail?
How do we pay for this trail? (handout)
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) Update
Iowa Bicycle Coalition Update
Iowa City Bike Library
Iowa DOT Bicycle Update
Mississippi River Trail... 2006 String of Pearls
Paved Shoulders and Rumble Strips
So ... What's Coming Soon? - Richard Moeur, 2007
Four-lane to Three-lane Conversions - Tom Welch
Safe Routes to School - 2006 presentation
Safe Routes to School - 2007 presentation
Share the Road and U.S. Bicycle Routes
Sharing Dirt Trails
Summary of 2005 Iowa Bicycle Summit