Boise State University will sponsor its third annual
Symposium of the Community Bicycle Congress Friday (April 20) in the
Bishop Barnwell Room of the Student Union Building.
Sessions planned for the all-day bicycle congress include:
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: "Adaptive Signal Timing for Bicycles" - How can traffic detection and signal timing measures best interact, so that bicyclists can clear intersections safely? Presenter: Ananth Prasad, Traffic Engineer, Santa Clara County, California. This paper will interest traffic engineers and bicyclists who ride in traffic.
9:45-10:45 a.m.: "Bike Lanes and Car Doors" - What safety treatments can be applied, where bike lanes adjoin parallel parking? Presenter: Dustin White, Bicycle Facility Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. This paper will interest traffic engineers and bicyclists who ride in traffic.
11 a.m.- noon: "The Bicycle Makes the Eyes Smile" - A study in medical anthropology of older Italian cyclists - their psycho/physical well being, and the importance of a cycling community in the lifelong pursuit of sport. Presenter: Elizabeth Whitaker, California Polytechnic State University, U.S.A, and University of Bologna, Italy. This paper will interest everyone.
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: "Campus Circulation Planning" - Guidance for colleges and universities attempting to encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel. Presenter: Colleen Mitchell, Transportation Planner, Toole Design Group. This paper will interest planners, bicycle commuters, and proponents of alternative transportation.
2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.: "School Trips” - Urban form helps predict travel mode of schoolchildren; but how? How are walking and cycling differentially encouraged by features of urban form? Presenter: Jessica Greene, University of Oregon. This paper will interest planners, architects, school administrators, public health professionals, parents, and proponents of active transportation.
4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Session topic still undetermined.
Doors are open between sessions. For full details, visit http://www.boisestate.edu/bicyclecongress/