Cycling Policies: Comparing Washington D.C. to Other Cities

September 12, 2013 @ 10:30 PM – September 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Virginia Tech Research Center
United States

After reading Mobility Lab Contributor Ralph Buehler’s City Cycling book, I am looking forward to hearing more from him at this upcoming lecture series. Ralph’s insight into the growth of urban bike transportation blends his background in academics, research, and real-world experience and it will be great to see him applying this to the Washington D.C. area. Some questions I hope Ralph can address are:

  • When planning for complete streets and separated bike infrastructure, how do we address the tendency for citizens to be resistant to change?
  • Are our streets getting safer or more dangerous for cyclists? The infrastructure is improving, and safety in numbers is helpful, but distracted and aggressive driving are on the rise.
  • How important is it to get more women biking?
  • Is our region too humid for everyday biking to become more popular?

Join Ralph on Thursday, September 12 in Arlington to hear more about all this.

6:30 to 7:30 pm (presentation); 7:30-8:00 pm (discussion)

Virginia Tech Research Center

900 N. Glebe Road (in Ballston)

East/West Falls Church Room

Arlington, VA

RSVP by 9/11/13

Photo by M.V. Jantzen

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