Time: November 6, 2010 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Location: First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple
Street: 77 West Washington Street
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60602
Website or Map: http://www.chicagohumanities.…
Event Type: panel, discussion, bikewinter
Organized By: Chicago Humanities Festival/Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2010
Hey all, I'll be a panelist at the amazing Chicago cultural event representing The Chainlink.
Fixed gear, single speed, cruiser, recumbent, tandem—regardless of the model, bicycling as transportation, recreation, politics, and culture contributes to urban form, contemporary life, and place-making. In bike-friendly cities across North America—despite their differences in geography, history, politics, weather, and infrastructure—similar organizations, discussions, and planning and design practices for bicycling have emerged. Led by moderator John O’Neal, from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, this program will present the history of the culture of urban bicycling. Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike in Chicago, Julie Hochstadter co-founder of TheChainlink.org, a local social network for Chicago area cyclists, Randy Neufeld of SRAM Corporation and board chair of Active Transportation Alliance, and Harry Wray, author of Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life will be among the panelists. They will consider bicycling as a political and cultural act and examine how it competes with, complements, and contrasts with other uses of our public spaces and infrastructure investments.
This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
ABOUT John O'Neal
John O’Neal is a transportation planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). As a transportation planner at CMAP, O’Neal works primarily on projects related to non-motorized transportation planning and programming – bicycling, walking, and other forms of active transportation. Through his work, O’Neal hopes to help the region and its communities become more walkable and bikeable, and to develop in ways which are healthy, equitable, and sustainable.
Teachers & Students: FREE