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What better way to conclude the International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium than with a panel of dynamic speakers from across the globe? We’re delighted to confirm that June 21 closing plenary session will feature:

  • The Honorable Julie Anne Genter, Member of Parliament (New Zealand)
  • Dr. Eva Heinen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Haixiao Pan, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University (China)

For more about MP Genter:

For more about Dr. Heinen:

More information about Dr. Pan to follow.

To register for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium visit

Photo of John Pucher

We are thrilled to announce that John Pucher will give the opening keynote address on June 20! Dr. Pucher is a professor of Urban Planning in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University where his research is focused on improving the safety, convenience and feasibility of walking and cycling in cities. He recently co-edited “City Cycling,” published by MIT Press in October 2012

For more on Dr. Pucher visit

To register for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium visit


Registration includes access to all plenary and track sessions, the opening reception on Wednesday evening, dinner on Thursday and a light breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

We are pleased to offered discounted registration to a limited number of students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should register with a .edu email address and will be asked to upload proof of full-time enrollment.

Registration Levels:

General Participant Early | $300 | Available until March 10

General Participant | $350 | After March 10

Student Participant | $150 | Limited quantity

Refund policy: Full refund through 4/19/13, partial refund through 5/19/13. See registration form for details.

Dates + How to Submit

Abstracts for the Bicycle Urbanism symposium may be submitted on-line any time prior to the deadline: February 1, 2013, by sending them to:  [email protected]

Abstracts will be refereed and responses will be sent by April 1, 2013.

Types of Abstracts Requested

Papers – for oral presentation with a full paper that will be considered for later publication.  (20 minute presentations)

Posters – to be exhibited during the symposium.

Session Submissions – 1.5 hour sessions may consist of:

  • Organized Sessions – sets of 3 to 5 individual paper presentations addressing a single topic   or issue.  Proposals should describe the intention and identify the participants.  Individual abstracts need to be submitted for the papers to be presented in each session.
  • Roundtable / Panel Sessions – abstracts for these need to identify the participants, the topic, the purposes, and the intended contribution to the central theme of the symposium.
  • Workshop / Design Sessions – to solve specific issues or envision future bicycle-friendly cities.  Workshop submissions need to identify the workshop leaders, problem/question, methods used to inform and engage participants, and anticipated results.

Format + Content

Abstracts should outline the objectives of the poster or paper, identify the topical track that it best fits, the central theme or hypothesis, methodology employed, the contributions to knowledge or practice, and two or three references that put the work in context.

Abstracts should include:

  • Title of paper or poster
  • Type of session (if applicable)
  • Author(s)
  • Organizational Affiliation
  • Email address
  • Abstract text of no more than 500 words including references
  • Two or three keywords

Topics Supporting the Central Theme of the Symposium 

  • Imagining the 20 – 30 Year Future of Bicycle-Friendly Cities.
  • Integrating Bicycling into Urban Planning and Design
  • Effects of Bike Use on Health and Environment.
  • Policies for Developing Bicycle Infrastructure and Programs.
  • Best Practices in Bicycle Facility Design and Implementation.
  • Advances in Bicycle and Gear Technology and Economic Contributions
  • Implementing Bicycle Policies and Plans – education, registration, finance, political and public acceptance
  • Other Aspects of Encouraging and Facilitating Bicycle Use

We look forward to receiving your abstract!

The International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium will take place at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle from June 19-22, 2013.
You are invited to submit abstracts for papers dealings with:

  • Ways that cities can best encourage and accommodate bicycle use 20-30 years in the future
  • Leading research that addresses bicycle use and effects of innovation in infrastructure and programs
  • Best practices and how these can inform long-term planning for bicycle use.

Intended participants include planning and design professionals, researchers, bicycle advocates, and public officials. Selected papers will be edited for one or more referred books.

A fuller description of the Symposium and its program can be found at Questions can be addressed at [email protected].

Deadline: February 1, 2013


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