From Bicycle Advocacy to CitiBike: A Recent History of Bicycling in NYC
November 11, 2013
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The two-wheeled life has entered an exciting new chapter in New York. The city, site of the country’s first bike path (built in 1894 along Ocean Parkway), is now veined with some 300 miles of bike lanes throughout all five boroughs. More New Yorkers than ever are commuting by bicycle and the CitiBike program has established cycling as a viable form of public/private transportation. Join us for a series of short presentations exploring the recent past of New York City’s bicycling movement, offering an assessment of where the cycling movement has been and where it is headed.
Participants include: WE Bike NYC, Times Up!, Streetfilms, CitiBike, Cycle Hawk, Recycle-a-Bicycle, Transportation Alternatives, Boogie Down Rides, Bike New York, Biking Public Project, Bicycle Utopia, New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation, historians David Herlihy and Harry Schwartzman, scholar Dr. Michael Smart, and lawyer Steve Vaccaro.
Co-sponsored by Bicycle Habitat and presented in conjunction with Activist New York.
Refreshments generously donated by Bronx Brewery.
$10 for Museum members; $12 for students and seniors; $16 general public.