OBS 2019 Recap
The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. In 2019, the 11th Annual edition took place on April 1 and 2, 2019 in downtown Toronto. The event was attended by 275 delegates and over 60 speakers who shared their work and experiences on Vision Zero, shared mobility, transportation equity, policy advocacy and network planning.
The 2019 summit included:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
- BIKE MINDS storytelling event
Monday, April 1, 2019
- Shared mobility workshop in partnership with the North American Bike Share Association;
- Bike tours of Toronto's cycling infrastructure;
- E-bike conversation;
- The always popular Bicycle Friendly Communities Seminar;
- Networking reception and 2019 Awards Dinner;
- Screening of the film Why We Cycle presented in partnership with Mobycon (trailer: https://vimeo.com/246432864)
- Welcoming remarks from the Queen's Park All Party Cycling Caucus (invited);
- Meals on Monday include: Grab & Go lunch and a keynote dinner.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
- Opening remarks by the Honourable Jeff Yurek, then-Minister of Transportation;
- Keynote panel discussing Vision Zero best practices for Ontario;
- Participatory keynote on Expanding Bike Lane Conversations with Jay Pitter;
- Presentations and workshops that focus on peer-to-peer learning and the following themes: cycling in the suburbs, influencing change, planning for a network, building safe streets, building healthy communities and an inspiration session;
- Cycling Design session with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals (APBP) and updates to Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18;
- Meals on Tuesday include: breakfast, lunch and snacks x2.