April 30: Pedestrian and Bicycle Summit, test and talk bike share

Mark your calendars, Streeters: Tuesday, April 30 is chock-full of pedestrian/bicycle events that we don’t want you to miss:

Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Summit

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) are hosting the Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Summit on Tuesday, April 30 to discuss recent regional investments in pedestrian/bike infrastructure and best practices. Morning sessions will be about the regional trail network and pedestrian safety, and afternoon sessions will focus on the city’s growing bicycle network and emerging best practices.

If you don’t already have your tickets to this sold out event, you can always tune in online via webcast. Register online in advance for the webcast.

Bike Sharing Demonstration

From 10am-6:30pm MOTU will set up a bike sharing demonstration station at Rittenhouse Square (corner of 18th and Walnut) where all of us can try out bikes and learn how the vending system works.

Bike Share Forum

And at 6:30pm on Tuesday MOTU and DVRPC will host a Bike Share Forum at the Academy of Natural Sciences to learn about Philly’s forthcoming bike share program and hear representatives from Boston, Denver, and Washington DC discuss how bike share works in their city.

The forum will feature Rina Cutler, Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities; Nicole Freedman, Executive Director of Boston Bikes; Parry Burnap, Executive Director of Denver Bike Sharing; Chris Holben, Washington DC’s Bike Sharing Project Manager; and MOTU’s Andrew Stober.

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