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PeopleForBikes lines up speakers for May conference

Published February 23, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced some of the keynote speakers to headline its second annual PlacesForBikes Conference coming up May 1-3 in Indianapolis. The conference aims to bring together leaders to focus on the challenges and opportunities of building bicycle infrastructure.

Among the speakers this year are Valerie Jarrett, former adviser to President Obama and a senior distinguished fellow at the University of Chicago Law School; Manuel Calvo, mastermind of Seville, Spain's bicycle network, and sustainability senior consultant for EstudioMC; Doug Gordon, writer and producer of; and Toks Omishakin, assistant commissioner and chief of the bureau of environment and planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Conference topics include planning complete bike networks, building more equitable communities, finding funding and engaging nontraditional partners, overcoming bikelash, making the business case for bicycling, and speeding project delivery and measuring success.

More than 35 other experts will speak about building connected bicycle infrastructure, fostering political leadership and more.

Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and attendees will experience the community benefits of the Cultural Trail and Indy's improving bike infrastructure.

Early bird registration ($450) ends March 18. Registration is limited to 450 attendees. Regular registration fees are $600. To register, go to the PlacesForBikes website.

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