This conference is shaping up to be spectacular anyway; this puts it over the top. There is also interest in having a 'ciclovia' during the conference - a day during which entire streets are closed to motor vehicle traffic and travelers are encouraged to walk and bicycle instead. Ciclovias are named after a program in Bogotá, Colombia, which demotorizes many major streets every Sunday. Route suggestions and volunteers are welcome!
And from around the U.S., we have a 'bike bus' created by high school students in Orlando, FL; a new "Cities for Cycling" initiative which counts Atlanta among its member cities; and some favorable commentary on a recent road diet project in Atlanta. As the song used in the 'bike bus' video says, times are changing.