Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NY "bikelash" affects all urban cyclists

The blowback against bicycles on the streets in a nice part of Brooklyn may frame an argument we'll see in big cities all across the land, writes a blogger in Los Angeles. And that would be as much a problem in Miami as in New York City. So read the piece in BikingInLa, my friends, and be prepared to stand up for what we've won these recent years.

One way to prepare would be to come hear Paul Steely White's talk Friday evening at the University of Miami School of Architecture. White is the upbeat executive director of Transportation Alternatives, which has been on the vanguard of NYC street reforms and transit improvements. Here's the what-where-when:
Paul Steely White lecture at UM School of Architecture
Topic: Streets for People: A Bike Advocate's Lessons from NYC
March 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables.
Details available from the co-sponsors: School of Architecture, Green Mobility Network, and TransitMiami.

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