I’ve been watching Twitter, Google Plus and the Blogs (remember them?) for reports from the U.S. National Bike Summit that started yesterday in Washington DC.
I see constant updates on Twitter via the “official” #nbs12 hashtag from numerous individuals including Ted of Commute By Bike, Jonathan from Bike Portland, Rich Kelly of Interbike, Mari Lynch from Momentum Magazine, Bike Snob NYC (for a book signing) and even U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Organizations tweeting from the Bike Summit include the Washington Area Bike Advocates, East Bay (SF Bay Area) Bicycle Coalition, Bike Pittsburgh, Austin Cycling Association, Bike Cleveland, and Omaha Bikes. There are dozens of people posting hundreds of tweets from the various meetings and sessions this week from the National Bike Summit.
It’s fairly quiet around the blogosphere too. Amongst the bloggers I follow, I only see a handful of “I’m on my way to the Nation’s Capital for Bike Summit” posts, with the best updates probably coming from Bike Portland, with Tanya Snyder also posting updates to Streetsblog DC. Ray LaHood mentioned the National Bike Summit at his Fastlane DOT blog. You can also see a few updates from Biking Bis.
Mark Blacknell suggests that future Bike Summits should live stream the various sessions so those who can’t or won’t take a trip to DC can still participate remotely.