Excitement is mounting for the 2013 National Bike Summit, which opens just one month from today. And just when you thought the lineup couldn’t get any more impressive…
Last week, we shared that outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join us at the Summit. We’re delighted to able to give the Secretary a rousing “thank you” for his leadership these past four years — including attending every single Bike Summit since he was appointed. But we’re excited to announce another incredible headliner: New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
We’re excited to welcome back Sadik-Khan for the opening dinner of the Summit AND the closing keynote for the National Women’s Bicycling Forum. Not only has the Commissioner transformed the streets of New York City with innovative and widespread bicycle infrastructure, but, in the two years since her last appearance at the Summit, she has literally changed the rules for big cities across the nation through her inspirational leadership of NACTO and the creation of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide.
Sadik-Khan will help lead a dinner presentation on “The Economic Benefits of Better Cycling Cities” along with two special guests: John Burke, President of Trek Bicycles, Inc., and Bruce Katz, Vice President of the Brookings Institute.
Don’t miss Secretary LaHood, Sadik-Khan, and so many other incredible speakers at the Bike Summit and Women’s Forum. Sign up today!
Andy Clarke was appointed to the position of Executive Director in April of 2004 after successfully leading efforts to create, interpret and implement the various transportation programs that are available to improve conditions for bicycling and walking as the League’s State and Local Advocacy Director. Before joining the League in February 2003, Clarke was on contract to provide technical assistance to the highly regarded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration. He is on the Board of Directors for America Bikes, and a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals.