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What:   Bikeshare Right Of Way Summit

When:   November 2, 1:30-4:30pm

Where:   Swissotel, 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago IL 

Who:   City right-of-way managers, bikeshare operators and equipment vendors, and planning


Hosted by:   NABSA


This is our moment:  More people will use bike share in 2018 than in all prior years combined.  Powered by billions in private capital and some of the largest companies on the globe, bike share will reach almost every urban resident willing to jump on a bike.  This capital boom won’t last forever.  Seizing this moment is probably the most important opportunity of our careers to positively impact sustainability and livability for future generations.

We can botch this.  We can put unsafe bikes on the street and let them get in the way of wheelchairs and ambulances.  Or we can do this right.  We can make sure every bike is safe and reliable, and use geofencing, gamification, and other technologies and approaches to orchestrate bike sharing with all of the other consumers of urban right of way.

To do this right, entrepreneurs and right of way managers need to talk.  Now.  A lot.  City right of way managers need to know how geofencing, gamification, and other approaches will work, the benefits and limits of the technologies, and the direction entrepreneurs are moving on user-interfaces, on bike-locating and virtual stations, on rebalancing, and on removing bikes from unpermitted locations.  Entrepreneurs need to know the policies, procedures, and responsibilities of cities’ management of the right of way. They need clear direction on cities’ goals, minimum expectations and opportunities to demonstrate their vision.  


Presentation and discussion will take place regarding three topic areas:  

1:30-1:40: Welcome

1:40-2:40: Public goals for bike share in the right of way, identifying and balancing priorities

Speakers: Kim Lucas, DDOT and Matthew Marcou, District Public Space Regulations Division

Discussion Facilitator: Dianna Ward, NABSA President

2:40-3:40: Benefits and limitations of emerging technologies to minimize impacts of bikeshare on urban right of way: what are the technologies and how do they work

Speaker: Ryan Rzepecki, Social Bicycles and Phill Goff, Alta Planning + Design

Discussion Facilitator: Sean Wiedel, NABSA Past President

3:40-4:30: Call For Ideas: Possible approaches to encourage and regulate IoT transportation services that consume public right of way-  how best can we work together?

Discussion Facilitator: Samantha Herr, NABSA Executive Director

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