Join us this June for a conference on bike share and equity

by: April Corbin, PeopleForBikes equity writer

A shot from the launch of Indego bike share in Philadelphia. Photo by Darren Burton.

A shot from the launch of Indego bike share in Philadelphia. Photo by Darren Burton.

Equity in bike share can’t be achieved alone.

That is why the Better Bike Share Partnership is bringing together the people who collectively can make it happen—system operators, city transportation officials, social justice advocates, and the people that work directly with the low-income neighborhoods that bike share aims to reach. This June 22-24, we will be hosting the Better Bike Share Conference in Philadelphia to do just that.

The Partnership is now accepting proposal submissions via the conference website, BikeShareConference.org. We welcome proposals that go beyond mere ideas about how to reach underserved communities, and instead provide attendees with real-life examples of implementation and takeaways they can execute in their own cities and organizations. This competitive call for proposals closes on February 29. All submissions will be peer reviewed.

We are also interested in your general content ideas or presentation suggestions. Tell us what you’d benefit from discussing with your peers and let us know about the people engaged in those conversations. Our goal is to help establish best practices that current (and future) bike share systems can use to build successful programs that fully integrate equity and social justice. Let’s not reinvent the wheel, but instead roll forward together.

Stay tuned to the Better Bike Share blog for more updates on registration, scholarship opportunities and scheduled presenters.