2013 Ontario Bike Summit
**Online Registration is now closed. Please register onsite.
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition invites you to join us at the Ontario Bike Summit on May 28th-29th at the Hyatt Regency Toronto.
This promises to be our best Summit ever. 2012 was an exciting year for our province with many positive developments – clear signals that our provincial government is engaged in the cycling conversation in a much bigger way. These include the Ontario Coroner’s Review of Cycling Deaths (June 2012) and the release of the Ontario Bicycle Strategy (November 2012) – the first public policy update for cycling in 20 years and the first step towards a new Ontario Bicycle Policy.
Share the Road was a member of the Coroner’s Review panel and has been the leading proponent for a new Ontario Bicycle Policy since 2009.
Working together with stakeholders and partners across the province has made this all possible – but our work is in many ways just beginning. If we are to be successful, we will need to work closely together in the weeks and months ahead – and the Summit presents an ideal opportunity to strategize and discuss how best to move forward.
Opportunities such as the 2015 Pan Am Games, a new Premier and Cabinet – and likely corresponding changes in the Opposition critical roles lie ahead. New relationships will be forged, and old ones leveraged as we continue to navigate Queen’s Park and secure the province’s participation in the burgeoning interest in cycling across Ontario. Our Summit Queen’s Park lobby day and reception will provide plenty of opportunities for discussion!
But we need you – to attend the Summit, to engage in the conversation locally as so many of you are, and to work with us as we all strive for more Bicycle Friendly Communities in a Bicycle Friendly Ontario!
We look forward to seeing you at the Summit.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Ontario Bike Summit.
Please click here for details.
We’re excited to announce that Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein and Translink BC Chair Nancy Olewiler will join us as keynote speakers at the 2013 Ontario Bike Summit.
Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein is leading the transformation, as a recent article in points out: “Chicago has made some real strides toward becoming a world-class cycling city since Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor, promising 100 miles of protected bike lanes and bringing on Gabe Klein as transportation commissioner.”
With the PanAM Games coming to Ontario, and the GTHA Transit authority Metrolinx engaging us all in a conversation about financing options for the $50 B “Big Move” strategy, the time seems right to bring Translinx Chair Nancy Olewiler to our Summit to inspire us with examples of daily transportation "know-how" in Vancouver, and how that city leveraged the Olympic Games to create a legacy of active transportation there. Further, their multi-modal approach, their focus on bikes as transit – are sure to inspire and inform. And for those of you who could not attend Velo City Vancouver – here’s your chance to hear about what’s happening there!
For inspiration on Vancouver's approach see the link here, from Streetfilms.
In addition to our keynote speakers, we have an exciting line-up of workshops as well. Workshops will focus on examples from urban, suburban and rural environments and will include speakers on:
- Innovations in infrastructure and design
- How to host a "Cyclovia" or "Open Streets" event in your community
- Bicycle Travel and Tourism: how to make your community an attractive destination for bicycle tourists, and information on the latest innovations taking place in Ontario
- Economic impacts of cycling, making the case for investment
- How to develop a "Bicycle Friendly Business District" in your community by engaging local merchants and BIAs, how to deal with issues like parking
- Best practices in community engagement
- Mobility management: who are your target "customers" in your community, and what are the tools that will help you to engineer modal shift?
- Best practices in Transportation and Bicycle Master Plans
Click here to view all of the workshops.
Registration - NOW OPEN
Once again we are partnering with the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation to bring you three days of inspirational speakers and information on Complete Streets and designing Bicycle Friendly Communities. Save on registration costs by attending the Complete Streets Forum followed by the Ontario Bike Summit, for a total savings of $75! For more information on the Complete Streets Forum click here.
Ontario Bike Summit ONLY Full Registration
Corporate, Government, Institutions - $449 (before May 1), $499 (May 2 and after)
Non-Government/Not-For-Profit - $349 (before May 1), $399 (May 2 and after)
Student - $275 (before May 1), $325 (May 2 and after)
Ontario Bike Summit ONLY One Day Registration
Corporate, Government, Institutions - $275 (before May 1), $325 (May 2 and after)
Non-Government/Not-For-Profit - $225 (before May 1), $275 (May 2 and after)
Ontario Bike Summit & Complete Streets Forum Combined Discounted Registration
Registration fees have been discounted by $25/day for a total discount of $75!
Complete Streets Forum & Ontario Bike Summit Full Registration- May 27-29
Corporate, Government, Institutions - $599 (before May 1), $749 (May 2 and after)
Non-Government/Not-For-Profit - $449 (before May 1), $574 (May 2 and after)
Student - $325 (before May 1), $425 (May 2 and after)
Complete Streets Forum Closing Reception/Ontario Bike Summit Opening Reception
A block of rooms has been secured at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Toronto for a discounted rate of $175/night for a standard room. Click here for reservations. Rates are only guaranteed until April 27th, so please make your reservation prior to that date. After April 27th the rate is subject to change based on availability.
A discounted conference rate has been secured with Via Rail to assist you in your transportation needs. Summit attendees will receive 10% off your trip from all stations that Via serves, to Union Station in Toronto, and return. Discount applies to Economy, Business, Sleeper, or Sleeper Touring class (excludes Economy Special Fare, and Business Supersaver Fare).
To book, log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking at http://www.viarail.ca/en/my-via-profile. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code: 12586 in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.