Speaker Series: Better Biking for a Safer, Healthier, More Competitive City
A March 29 Live Webcast Event Featuring Boston's Bike Czar Nicole Freedman, a former Olympic cyclist and director of Boston Bikes
As the city's Bike Czar, Nicole Freedman launched a bike-share program, Hubway, created more than 50 miles of bike lanes and elevated Boston to a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Freedman brings a unique background to her role, combining a career in professional cycling (including two U.S. National Championships and a spot at the 2000 Olympics) with a degree in urban planning put to use as a bicycle planner in California.
Biking in Atlanta is growing in popularity, whether it’s for fun, fitness or to go places. The number of residents biking to work, not traditionally part of Atlanta’s commuting patterns, has more than doubled. New trails are set to open this year in city parks and along the BeltLine, and protected bike lanes are being in Midtown. Cycle tracks and bike lanes are appearing in Atlanta’s neighboring city, Decatur, along with over two miles of sharrows. A new start up firm, viaCycle, has launched a next-generation bike sharing technology at Georgia Tech. It turns out that biking is a critical element to making cities safer, healthier and more economically competitive. Building on this momentum, Atlanta and Decatur are stepping up to pursue designation as Bicycle Friendly Communities. Join us on March 29, 2012 for a live webcast on ways cities can innovate through better biking. You can join us on Twitter using #bike.
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