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Bicycle Safety Summits

In March 2013, the Department of Transportation proposed two bicycle safety summits. Each summit will bring together Federal, state and local officials, planners, designers, engineers, law enforcement, safety experts and others throughout the bicycle community to identify innovative ideas for improving bicycle safety in every community.

The Southeast Regional Bicycle Safety Summit took place on April 11, 2013, in Tampa. The Midwest Regional summit will take place on April 29, 2013, in Minneapolis.

The summits are free and are open to the public.

Midwest Regional Bicycle Safety Summit
April 29, 2013, The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis

9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Bicycle Safety Panel Sessions
12:30 pm– 2:30 pm: Bicycle Safety Expo and Rally
2:30 pm: Minneapolis Bicycle Tours

Secretary Ray LaHood, Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak, and Minnesota DOT Commissioner Charles Zelle, together with Transit for Livable Communities, invite you to participate in the Midwest Regional Bicycle Safety Summit. The Summit is free and open to the public. However, space is limited, so we ask that you please RSVP at

Join us in the morning to learn about strategies to improve bicycle conditions from local and national experts on Engineering, Planning & Evaluation, Enforcement & Education, and Encouragement. The lunchtime Bicycle Safety Expo will showcase safe cycling, helmet fittings, communication strategies, and hands-on training. Following the expo, Secretary LaHood, Mayor R. T. Rybak and Commissioner Zelle will highlight some of the exciting work being done locally and nationally to improve bicycling conditions. After the event, guided bike tours will feature the bicycle infrastructure in Minneapolis. 

If you have questions, please email us at

Southeast Regional Bicycle Safety Summit
April 11, 2013, Tampa Convention Center

9:00am – 12:00 pm: Bicycle Safety Expo and Rally
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Bicycle Safety Expert Roundtables

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn welcomed hundreds of attendees at the April 11 bike safety summit.

The morning began with Secretary LaHood and Mayor Buckhorn touring Tampa bicycle facilities by bike.

The morning also featured a Bicycle Safety Expo with local and national bicycle safety organizations in the morning with demonstrations of safe cycling – including helmet fittings, communication strategies, and hands-on training. In the afternoon, regional and local experts explored bicycle safety issues with discussions on the Built Environment, Law Enforcement, and Education/Awareness.

If you have questions about the Tampa summit held earlier, please email us at

Photo of a smiling Secretary LaHood on his bike