Next week I’ll be
driving my SUV pedaling to the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium at the University of Washington in Seattle. It promises to be a great event, jam-packed with some of the best thinkers on urban bicycling. And me.
My panel session is going to be lively, I think, given that the title is #winningthewaroncars. Erica Barnett of PubliCola is moderating and I’ll be joined by The Stranger’s Dominic Holden and Cascade Bicycle Club’s Evan Manvel. I’m on during Track 1 on June 20 from 11 to 12:30.
In the afternoon, Sightline board member and TransLink transportation planner Kamala Rao will take the stage from 1:30 to 3. Her panel session is on perspectives from Vancouver, British Columbia.
One of the projects I would love to see emerge from this is a hands-on how to booklet for rack mobs. This is what I am presently calling a group that sets up EVERYTHING, from start to finish, that enables a willing landlord to put in bicycle racks on at least one of a property’s parking spaces so that commercial tenants can attract bikers to their shops without undue insurance risk, logistics, time lost to shopping for racks, civic requirements, etc.