Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Start Your Bike Expo Weekend by Attending Forum on Innovative Cycling

Philadelphia's Office of Transportation is hosting several bicycle transportation officials from other cities on October 28th-29th to get their insights on how to make Philadelphia more bike-friendly. These officials are from cities that belong to Cities for Cycling , a project of the National Association of City Transportation Officials to catalog, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities.

As part of their visit, the Cities for Cycling visitors will be at the Academy of Natural Sciences on a panel to share their knowledge about some of the best innovations from across the country and examine ways to bring these cycling innovations to Philadelphia.

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
6:30–7 pm; Reception
7–8:30 pm; Program
Rina Cutler: Deputy Mayor, Transportation and Utilities, City of Philadelphia;
Eric Gilliland: Executive Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials;
Jon Orcutt: Director of Policy, New York City Department of Transportation;
Robert Burchfield: City Traffic Engineer, City of Portland Department of Transportation;
Timothy N. Papandreou: Deputy Director, Transportation, Planning & Development, San Francisco Metropolitan Planning Agency.

Where: Academy of Natural Sciences (19th and Ben Franklin Parkway)

This program is free and open to the public. Register at

This program is cosponsored by the City of Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Prior to the program, check out a bike sharing system demonstration being put on by Bike Share Philadelphia in front of the Academy of Natural Sciences between 4 PM and 8:30 PM. Bike-share bikes from programs in London, Washington, Minneapolis and Montréal will be available to try out. This station demonstration is co-sponsored by Alta Bicycle Share Company.