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Moving People Forward is Bicycle Colorado’s annual conference that brings together 250 thought leaders, innovators, decision makers, business leaders and stakeholders to explore the trends, topics and technology at the forefront of the mobility revolution. The conference will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Denver. Want to be part of the change in Colorado’s transportation future? Then you’ll want to attend Moving People Forward.

Ver los detalles en español aquí. Por favor, comuníquese con Stacey Mulligan por stacey@bicyclecolorado.org antes del lunes 4 de febrero para obtener asistencia con la inscripción o servicios de traducción en el evento.

Meet the keynote: Janette Sadik-Khan

Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. Her keynote address is titled Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.

She served as New York City’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets—closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and seven rapid bus lines, launching the largest bike share program in North America and creating more than 60 plazas citywide.

A founding principal with Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities. She chairs the National Association of Transportation Officials, implementing new, people-focused street design standards, including the Global Street Design Guide, which has been adopted by 66 cities and organizations around the world.

She is the author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, and every Moving People Forward attendee will receive a copy of the book as part of their registration. Moving People Forward marks Sadik-Khan’s first time speaking in Colorado.

Learn more about our sessions

Breakfast forum: SOLD OUT

Robots Driving: Social Policy in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
A thought-provoking panel discussion to unpack the impacts of autonomous vehicles. Find out where transportation planners, business leaders and advocates stand on interjurisdictional issues, social policy and economic and safety benefits and concerns, and what the future of AV’s looks like in Colorado.

Moderator: Emily Lindsey, DRCOG
Panelists: Amy Ford, CDOT
Kathleen Baireuther, Ford Smart Mobility, LLC
Jill Locantore, WalkDenver
Lauren Isaac, Easy Mile

Plenary session

It Takes Leadership: Making Change in Transportation Policy
A new governor. A new legislature. What does this mean for transportation policy in Colorado? Hear from some of the state’s top leaders.

Moderator: Elise Jones, Boulder County Commissioner
Panelists: Janette Sadik-Khan, Bloomberg Associates
State Sen. Faith Winter, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee
State Rep. Matt Gray, chair the House Transportation and Local Government Committee
Shoshana Lew, executive director, Colorado Department of Transportation

Early breakout sessions

Bringing Transportation Demand Management Solutions to Diverse Communities
Presented by eGo CarShare
Transportation issues take unique forms in economically- and ethnically-diverse communities and, as such, they must be approached with flexible strategies driven by the community itself. How can we create effective change that addresses mobility challenges while being sensitive to the life experience and cultural identity that defines these communities?

Moderator: Angie Malpiede, Northeast Transportation Connections
Panelists: Dr. Sofia Chavez, Denver Health Southwest Clinic
Lisa Curtis, Via Mobility Services
Ann White, Montbello 2020
Yoal Kidane Ghebremeskel Redda, Street Fraternity

Connecting the Cities of Tomorrow
Presented by Fehr & Peers
Smart cities, flying taxis and hyperloop are all being discussed as the future of urban areas. But why are we doing this? Will transportation innovation better connect and green our communities, or create unintended–and undesirable–consequences? Hear the experts discuss carbon-neutral, energy-positive approaches and outcomes.

Moderator: Tom Clark, former CEO of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Joseph Sanfilippo, JUMP by Uber
Peter Kirsch, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell
Dr. Anita Sengupta, Airspace Experience Technologies

Car Talk: The Game Show
Presented by DaVita
All of these panelists know something about something, but that won’t stop them from having an opinion on everything related to transportation. If you like NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” or ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” you’ll love this session with fresh thinking on new and old challenges.

Moderator: Steve Staeger, 9News
 Sam Adams, comedian and sports journalist
Katherine Archuleta, Dimension Strategies
Patty Calhoun, Westword
Sundari Kraft, Ascent Strategies

Late breakout sessions

Cities on the Move: Case Studies in Building Active Transportation Networks (Fast!) in Austin, Houston and New Orleans
Presented by Dero Bike Racks
Cities around the country are seeking to create connected, high-comfort active transportation networks to encourage mode shift and to reap the associated benefits. This presentation will profile three case studies: Houston has $10 million to spend on on-street bike infrastructure and is quickly designing; Austin voters approved $720 million in bonds in 2016 for transportation and the City has already made rapid progress. New Orleans just began a project to plan and design 50 to 75 miles of new bike facilities in the next year. Learn about each city’s approach and results to freshen your thinking on how to quickly implement better networks for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Presenters: Jessica Fields, Toole Design Group
Trung Vo, Toole Design Group
Thomas Humphrey, Toole Design Group

Back to the Future: Lessons on Leading Change for the Coming Age
Presented by car2go
From nomads and horses to railroads and Denver International Airport, historic transportation changes triggered shifts in other aspects of people’s lives, bringing pros and cons that were not always fully embraced. A Colorado historian and a transportation behavior analyst talk about Colorado’s mobility past, present and future and discuss where we go from here on the cusp of seismic change in the field of transportation.

Moderator: Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado
Dr. Patty Limerick, Center of the American West at the University of Colorado
Dr. Andrew Duvall, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mobility Change through Redevelopment in Cities, Suburbs and Mountain Towns
Presented by American Planning Association Colorado Chapter
Redevelopment ushers in change to our communities and can have catalytic impacts on transportation and mobility options. Who is making a difference and leading change through redevelopment across Colorado, and how can these examples help move us away from car-centric models and toward cleaner, more efficient and healthier ways to get around?

Moderator: Hon. Chris Nevitt, City and County of Denver
Panelists: Rhys Duggan, Revesco Properties
Sarah Nurmela, AICP, City of Westminster
Kathy Portner, AICP, City of Grand Junction


Breakfast forum: SOLD OUT

8-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Robots Driving: Social policy in the age of autonomous vehicles breakfast forum

Moving People Forward conference: SOLD OUT

9:30-10:30 a.m. Registration and coffee conversations
10:30-10:45 a.m. Welcome
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Keynote presentation, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, by Janette Sadik-Khan, Bloomberg Associates
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-1:30 p.m. Plenary Panel: It takes leadership: Making change in transportation policy
1:30-1:45 p.m.  Transition period
1:45-3 p.m. Breakout sessions
3-3:30 p.m. Networking break
3:30-4:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
4:45-6 p.m. Conference happy hour
All day: Photo booth sponsored by AAA Colorado

Moving People Forward sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Lunch Sponsor


Photo Booth Sponsor


Coffee Sponsor


Happy Hour Sponsor

Breakfast Forum Sponsors

Mobility Sponsors

Beer Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring Moving People Forward?

Please email Amy Morfas, Bicycle Colorado deputy director, at amy@bicyclecolorado.org.

For our attendees:

Inclusivity is a core value of Bicycle Colorado. We value and proactively engage people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and we act with kindness and respect. When you register for a Bicycle Colorado event, we ask you to embrace this same value. Thank you for making Moving People Forward a welcome and safe environment for all.

Questions about Moving People Forward?
Interested in supporting it as a sponsor?

Please email Amy Morfas, Bicycle Colorado deputy director, at amy@bicyclecolorado.org.

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