BIKE SUMMIT 2016 Agenda: Partnering for a more Bike-Friendly Windsor-Essex (DRAFT)

Venue: University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016 – Conference Pre-Event

2:00 – 4:30pm (Registration at Walkerville Brewery 1:30)
COMMUNITY SLOW BICYLE RIDE: Celebrating our Trails, Checking up on our Streets

4:30 – 7:00pm Bikes, Beers and Pretzels at Walkerville Brewery
Welcome and Introductions

Justin Jones, MC, Share the Road Coalition
Lisa Gretzky, MPP Windsor West: Ontario Trillium Funding Announcement
Brian Masse, MP Windsor West
Eleanor McMahon, MPP Burlington
Chris Holt, City of Windsor Councillor

5:00 – 5:30pm Keynote Speaker
Jean-François Pronovost, Vélo Québec, la route verte

5:30pm 7:00pm – Q & A and Meet & Greet

Cost: $5 Bike Friendly Members; $10 Non-Members


8:00 – 8:30am
Registration & Vendors

Breakfast, sponsored by CWATS and The County of Essex

8:30 – 9:00am
Opening Remarks

Justin Jones, MC, Share the Road Coalition
Brian Masse, MP Windsor West
Chris Holt, City of Windsor Councillor
John Scott, Board of Directors, The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

9:00 – 9:30am
Keynote Speaker sponsored by CAA and introduced by Christine Allum:
Dave Meslin, Writer, Artist and Community Catalyst for Engagement
“Sharing the Road: Effective Advocacy Towards Complete Streets”

9:30 – 10:15am
Panel Presentations: Windsor-Detroit: Connecting Through Trails
Introduction and Moderator – Brian Masse, MP Windsor West
Lori Newton, Executive Director, Bike Windsor Essex
Todd Scott – Executive Director, Detroit Greenways Coalition
Paul Yauk – State Trails Coordinator, DNR Michigan

10:15 – 10:30am Morning Coffee and Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15am
Panel Presentations: Cycling Means Business

Introduction and Moderator – Jamie Stuckless, Share the Road Coalition
Jean-François Pronovost – Vélo Québec, la Route Verte
Louisa Mursell – Ontario by Bike

11:15 – 12:00 noon
Panel Discussion: Managing Risk and Interpreting the Law

Introduction and Moderator, Chris Waters – Dean, UWindsor Faculty of Law
Meredith James – Dentons & Cycle Toronto
Robert Tarantino – Pinto, Wray, James & Cycle Toronto
Patrick Brown – McLeish Orlando & Active Transportation Advocate

12:00 – 12:30pm
Lunch, Sponsored by The Windsor Essex County Health Unit

12:30 – 1:30pm
Panel Presentations:
 Using Data to Target Cycling Interventions.
Beth Savan, Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank
Nancy Smith LeaToronto Centre for Active Transportation
Mita Williams and Sarah Morris, Windsor Hackforge

1:30 – 2:30pm
Panel Presentations: Collaborating to Connect Neighbourhoods, Building a Cycling Network

Introduction and Moderator – Jamie Stuckless, Share the Road Coalition
Larry Silani – Town of LaSalle Planning
Jaclyn Charlton – Herb Gray Parkway
Jane Mustac – Manager of Transportation Planning, County of Essex
Daryl Bender – City of Hamilton Project Mgr, Alternative Transportation
Michael Cooke – City of Windsor Planning – Open Streets

2:30 – 2:45pm Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break

2:45 – 3:15pm
Panel Q & A: It’s More than Just Painting a Line: What’s Next?

Introduction and Moderator, Justin Jones – Share the Road Coalition
Pauline Craig – Moving Right Along
Jamie Stuckless – Share the Road Coalition

3:15 – 3:30pm
Gear Up & Go Program and International Bike Map
John Scott (TWEPI) and Todd Scott (Detroit Green Corridors)

Local Initiatives:
Amy Farkas, Windsor Bicycling Committee
Lori Newton, Bike Windsor Essex

3:30 – 3:45pm Wrap Up

For more information on opportunities to sponsor, present or be a vendor at the Summit, contact Bike Windsor Essex Executive Director, Lori Newton, at 519.980.4849 or via email to

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:

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