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…
California Secretary of Transportation Brian Kelly spoke of sustainability.
Trek CEO John Burke spoke quite directly about the political process.
East Bay Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Renee Rivera welcomed the attendees.
A sellout crowd for the Opening Plenary.
Bikestation’s Georgia Case kicks off a breakout session on “Dealing with Agencies”
Lynne Goldsmith, formerly the LA METRO Bike Program Coordinator had much practical advice for advocates.
LACBC Planning and Policy Director, Eric Bruins, spoke of dealing with a county of 88 cities.
Charlie Gandy filled in for Allan Crawford to share stories of being the Mobility Coordinator for Long Beach.