8-80 Bikeways

Date: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
Time: 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM
Location: Kimmel Center, Room 406

8-80 Bikeways: Designing protected bikeways and bicycle boulevards to accommodate a broader range of users

Protected bikeways and bicycle boulevards are a key catalyst to making street safer and more attractive to people of different ages, skill levels, genders and backgrounds. Studies show that the main reason why people do not ride bicycles is that they do not feel safe riding on the current streets. 8-80 Bikeways will explore initiatives underway in the US to create more protected bikeways and connect facilities through busy intersections, looking at design challenges as well as the trade-offs that these types of projects involve.

Moderator: Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project Director, Bikes Belong

In January of 2012, Martha was hired as the director of The Green Lane Project, a new effort of the Bikes Belong Foundation to catalyze the installation of cycle tracks and related state-of-the-art bicycle facilities in U.S. cities. Previously, she spent 7 years managing GO Boulder, the City of Boulder’s innovative program to make it easy to bike, bus and walk. She headed up the America Bikes campaign in Washington DC from 2002 to 2004, focused on the reauthorization of the transportation bill. That effort created the federal Safe Routes to School Program and coined the term “Complete Streets.” She also spent seven years as the Executive Director of statewide advocacy group Bicycle Colorado.
1. Mike Amsden, Bikeways Project Manager, Chicago Department of Transportation
2. Josh Benson, Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, New York City Department of Transportation
3. Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation
4. Jamison Hutchins, Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Indianapolis