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2016 NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT & WOMEN'S FORUM PLENARY SESSIONS You can find the video of the opening plenary session at: "We want to make sure that we represent and think about the people that are not here, and those are people who are poor and that ride bicycles because they have no other means of transportation. They're the ones who take the brunt of crashes, accidents, they're riding without helmets, they're often riding in places where we have not gotten yet with planning, keeping them safe. You're here because we're part of a much much bigger movement to ensure that everyone who rides a bicycle and who walks, walks and rides safely and confidently." -Karen Jenkins "The three principles that have really helped me in my work are: understanding the systems you're trying to change, creating a clear path to making change happen, and engaging an ever-widening circle of people in understanding your vision and helping you make that change happen." -Barbara McCann "Education is a way of being an advocate. If an individual can actually get on a bike then they can also talk about their needs as a person who's riding." -Nedra Deadwyler "We need to be talking about the joy. The bike is healthy, it's cheap, it's environmentally friendly, it helps to build great neighboods-nobody goes biking for those reasons. Why do we keep biking? We keep biking because it's either the way I want to do it or it's the best way to do it. In Philadelphia, you get to the point where the bike is the fastest-if it's not raining cats and dogs, it's the best way to get to where you want to go." -Alex Doty BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bicycle Friendly America Spring/Summer 2016

Social Media
Core Values, Unique Contributions
A Silver-Level Playbook: Arlington, Virginia
How Cycling Can Help Solve Global Warming
What The Bicycling Movements Could Learn From the Climate Movement
Photos from Bike Lobby Day
Senator Ben Cardin, Legislator of the Year
Getting to Know Kathy Durham
Plenary Sessions
Memphis Hightailers: Bicycle Club of the Year
Bike Lobby Day: A Nevada Perspective
Call for League Board Applications
Reflections on the National Bike Summit
Photo Highlights of Bike Lobby Day in DC
Architect of the Capitol–Bicycle Friendly Business
Summit Demographic Information
2016 Catalyst Award Recipient: Community Cycling Center

Bicycle Friendly America Spring/Summer 2016