At Modacity, our goal is to promote a more human image of multi-modal transportation. We strive to educate cities and their citizens about the inherent benefits of moving away from a car-centric transportation model, towards a more inclusive model that is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and economic means.
Drawing from our own experiences, we offer presentations to groups large and small, focusing on what positive measures can be taken to promote a multi-modal transportation model. Using compelling visual aids, such as photography and film, along with storytelling, we offer a human and family-centered perspective, inspired from our own lives, and what has worked well for our own lifestyle.
Topics of discussion range from - but are not limited to - lessons from Vancouver’s emerging bike culture (through our own experiences of the city on two wheels), the value of connected neighbourhoods, as well as the importance of promoting the bike culture you want.
Please contact us to discuss a customized event for your organization.
Previous Speaking Highlights:
Australian Walking & Cycling Conference: October 29th, 2018
City of Hamilton PEDTalk: June 26th, 2018
CARSP Conference 2018: June 13th, 2018
PechaKucha Vancouver Vol. 45: May 8th, 2018
NACTO: Designing Cities: November 1st, 2017
Can Vancouver Go Dutch?: October 5th, 2017
International Cargo Bike Festival: June 11, 2017
Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place: September 15, 2016
Meet the Dutch: Holland House: September 13, 2016
Victoria Likes Bikes: April 16, 2016
North Vancouver City Hall: November 21, 2015
The Future of Shared Space: November 19, 2015
The End of Bikes vs. Cars: October 15, 2015
Santa Monica Next Event: October 11, 2015
Streetsblog Los Angeles Event: October 8, 2015
BikeArlington Engagement: May 16, 2015
Auckland Conversations: November 4, 2014
2WalkandCycle Conference: October 30, 2014
Wellington Conversations: October 28, 2014
Victoria Trans-form Speaker Series: July 11, 2014
New Urbanism Film Festival: November 9, 2013
BC Cycling Coalition Conference: October 26, 2013
“Chris and Melissa gave a keynote talk in the Wellington Conversations series in 2014. They gave an interesting perspective on not just the infrastructure but the cultural aspects of becoming a bike-friendly city. The councillors, city planners and others in the audience all came away with new ideas for making the journey from 'here' to a 'there' that welcomes urban biking for the whole family. A year on, the council has a larger budget, and more commitment, for putting some of those ideas into action.” - James Burgess, Chair, Cycle Aware Wellington
“Chris and Melissa Bruntlett presented Auckland with a clear, compelling, and deeply human vision of how everyday cycling is a way to be connected to the city but only if it is safe for people of all ages and abilities, using the example of their families’ experience with Vancouver’s critical mass of safe, separated cycle infrastructure. Their message that everyday cycling is good for your mobility, good for the environment, good for business, good for your health, not to mention good for your wallet resonated with Aucklanders and helped inspire us to redouble our efforts to develop safe cycling infrastructure and to build our own culture of everyday cycling.” - Darren Davis, Principal PT Planner, Auckland Transport