At CalBike in Oakland

Yesterday was a day of of great ups and downs as I learned of the latest bicycle fatality only hours before departing for Oakland and the 3-day Calbike Summit.

David Huntsman and I attended this every-other-year event in 2011 in Los Angeles and it was an overwhelming experience. The focus is on sharing best practices within the bicycle advocacy movement across California.

Last night’s kick-off session included many luminaries…

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California Secretary of Transportation Brian Kelly spoke of sustainability.

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Trek CEO John Burke spoke quite directly about the political process.

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East Bay Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Renee Rivera welcomed the attendees.

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A sellout crowd for the Opening Plenary.

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Bikestation’s Georgia Case kicks off a breakout session on “Dealing with Agencies”

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Lynne Goldsmith, formerly the LA METRO Bike Program Coordinator had much practical advice for advocates.

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LACBC Planning and Policy Director, Eric Bruins, spoke of dealing with a county of 88 cities.

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Charlie Gandy filled in for Allan Crawford to share stories of being the Mobility Coordinator for Long Beach.

 

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