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NACTO | BBSP Bike Share & Cities for Cycling Roundtable

As the landscape of micromobility, from personal bikes to electric bike share and scooter share, continues to evolve, cities are faced with complex questions about how to design our city streets to support increasing ridership on bikes and scooters of all types, and reinforce shared micromobility’s rising ridership while also prioritizing the need for secure and equitable operations.

NACTO, the Better Bike Share Partnership, and the cities of Alexandria, Arlington, Baltimore, and Washington, DC are bringing together government practitioners from across the country to participate in a joint roundtable with the NACTO Bike Share and Cities for Cycling peer networks. While we can’t bring you the Roundtable in person this year, we are excited to offer this event virtually.

City practitioners will connect for a peer learning opportunity to discuss the changing landscape of shared micromobility, and explore how increased ridership might impact bike lane design and bike infrastructure. Panels, interactive workshops, and design exercises will give participants new tools and implementation techniques to build better bike networks, as well as brainstorm process changes and challenges for managing and regulating shared micromobility.

You can find the event program here. Please note, this event is for those working directly for cities only.

Schedule | Week One (All times ET)

Welcome | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Welcome to the 2020 Bike Roundtable! Join us to meet this year’s host, enter a raffle, and hear about our plans for the next two weeks of virtual events.

Equitable Community Engagement | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
As we recover from a pandemic that has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities, we acknowledge that historical and systemic inequities have always affected people of color. This workshop will identify actions for a mobility powershift through an equity-centered planning process. Actionable models will be outlined to co-develop community-focused strategies that empower disenfranchised communities and lead to better outcomes.

Mindful Morning | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for guided yoga to begin the day.

State of the Micromobility Industry | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
From mergers to market closures, shared micromobility continues to be a quickly-evolving landscape. Join us for a discussion and small-group interactive workshop to talk through what steps cities are taking to adapt to this new normal, and what support is needed for the future.

Afternoon Coffee Break | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Take a breather from programming to meet up with your friends in peer cities for open discussion on how NACTO can serve as a resource to member cities. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

Mindful Morning (Meditation w/ Amy) | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for a guided meditation to begin the day.

Using Analytics for Mobility Planning | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Interested in how open analytics can be used to guide mobility planning? Join instructors and recent graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Urban Spatial Analytics Program for an interactive workshop showcasing some innovative data science approaches to mobility planning and allowing participants to design their very own dream mobility planning dashboard.

Mindful Morning (Yoga w/ Sissy) | 11:30AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for guided meditation to begin the day.

What is Equitable Mobility? | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
With the added context of COVID-19 and uprisings against racial injustice, this workshop will provide a space for shared micromobility practitioners to discuss what it means for shared micromobility systems to be equitable during this time, various technical approaches to building out these systems, and what information and resources are needed to ensure success.

Afternoon Coffee Break | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Take a breather from programming to meet up with your friends in peer cities for viewing and discussion of a youth-led video. The content created by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition in Mattapan, MA will address the diverse ways communities define, experience, and use bikes and streets. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

Schedule | Week Two (All times ET)

Mindful Morning (Meditation w/ Amy) | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for guided meditation to begin the day.

Making the Case and Building Alliances (PUBLIC) | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
The best advocates don’t always ride bikes. Building a safe, interconnected network of protected bike lanes depends on gaining the support of people and community groups who only occasionally bike or never bike at all. Consumer research commissioned by PeopleForBikes shows how to build a common value proposition among bike advocates and the wider public. The research not only illuminates where Americans stand on the issue, but also how to move them toward greater investment by showing how bike infrastructure can help them accomplish a wide range of personal, social and economic goals.

Use these insights to grow support in your community.

Speaker: Sara Studdard, PeopleForBikes

Afternoon Coffee Break | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Take a breather from programming to meet up with your friends in peer cities for open discussion on how NACTO can serve as a resource to member cities. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

Mindful Morning (Yoga w/ Rose) | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for guided yoga to begin the day. Kick off your shoes, wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing, and practice on a surface with some grip.

Designing Lanes for Biking and Rolling | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Learn more about NACTO’s evolving resource, Streets for Pandemic Response & Recovery. Hear directly from cities that have delivered their own version of bike and roll lanes and other bike-related projects since the pandemic.

Afternoon Coffee Break | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Take a breather from programming to meet up with your friends in peer cities for a video viewing discussion. The content created by Rooted in Rights in Seattle, WA will address the diverse ways communities define, experience, and use bikes and streets. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

Managing the Regulatory Environment | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
From managing sponsorships and determining permit fees to mandating distribution requirements and programs for financial access, join us for a discussion and interactive exercise with peer cities on developing bike and scooter share regulations to tackle mobility goals.

Mindful Morning (Yoga w/ Sissy) | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for a guided meditation to begin the day.

Office Hours: RFP’s and Permit | 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Join the City of Seattle as we discuss in detail hybrid (bikes, stand scooters, sit scooters) RFP/permitting approaches for shared micromobility.

From Ally to Accomplice: DEI in the Mobility Space (PUBLIC) | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
From Ally to Accomplice: How to actively use your power and privilege to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the mobility space.

Recently, many mobility professionals and advocates have had to come to grips with how their work within the built environment can help to perpetuate institutional racism and injustice. With this new revelation, it’s more important than ever to take an active role in dismantling systems that do not protect society’s most vulnerable communities. This workshop will pinpoint actions for how self-identified allies can leverage their power and privilege to create meaningful advancements towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations.

Workshop Facilitators: Nina Idemudia, MUSE Community + Design, Romina Castillo, MUSE Community + Design

Network Prioritization and Equity | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Join us for a moderated discussion of methods for prioritizing investment in bike networks across 3 cities, with a focus on equitable coverage and roll-out. Cities will share strategies, lessons, and questions.

Office Hours: Design Doctor | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Working through a tough decision challenge and looking for input? Bring your query to Matthew Roe, our NACTO resident Design Doctor.

Afternoon Coffee Break | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Take a breather from programming to meet up with your friends in peer cities for a video viewing discussion. The content created by Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective – BYKE in Baltimore, MD will address the diverse ways communities define, experience, and use bikes and streets. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for great prizes!

Discussion Space for Planners Of Color (PUBLIC) | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
On behalf of NACTO and BBSP, Dr. Thomas will convene a space with the intention of facilitating bonding, strategic responsiveness, and professional development for practitioners that identify as Black, Brown, Indigenous, or People of Color. This space will encourage fluidity in structure while also guiding participants through a series of action-oriented discussions. As the rest of the field is looking to develop an anti-racist posture, we hold this space in honor or those who have carried the work of this field despite being subject to its harm.

Workshop Facilitators: Destiny Thomas, Thrivance Group

Mindful Morning (Yoga) | 11:30 PM – 12:00 PM
Join us for guided yoga to begin the day. Kick off your shoes, wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing, and practice on a surface with some grip.

Where Design Meets Shared Micromobility | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
In 2019, there were 135 Million shared micromobility trips across the U.S. Join us for a panel and interactive activity where we’ll discuss how cities are adapting design decisions to accommodate the influx of and growth in popularity of these shared services. Attendees will walk away with new strategies to better integrate design and shared services.

Office Hours: LIME Q+A | 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Join us for a cities-only presentation and Q+A with Lime to discuss their recent merger with Jump, and what this means for cities.

Roundtable Closeout | 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us to close out the 2020 Roundtable event with your peers. We’ll host and discuss our very last community video created by Brunch and Bike Tours in Baltimore, MD, and share reflections on this year’s roundtable.

Thank you to our funders.

The 2020 Bike Roundtable is supported byNew Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO) and ClimateWorks Foundation.

Questions?

Contact Nicole Payne ([email protected]).