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Bikes and the Fight For Liveable Cities

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Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Patrick
Location Details:
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
SF, CA 94102

Join us for a talk about vital transportation issues with the author of In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam. Cyclist, Pete Jordan, and our own Jason Henderson, author of Street Fight: The Struggle over Urban Mobility in San Francisco.

When Pete Jordan arrives in Amsterdam to study how to make America’s cities more bicycle-friendly, he immediately falls in love with the city that already lives life on two wheels.

From its beginnings as an elitist pastime in the 1890s to the street-consuming craze of the 1920s, from the bicycle’s role in a citywide resistance to the Nazi occupation to the White Bikes of the 1960s and the bike fishermen of today, Jordan chronicles the evolution of Amsterdam’s cycling.

Nowhere are tensions between motorists, bicyclists and buses higher than in San Francisco, the birthplace of the freeway revolts, the Transit First ordinance, and Critical Mass. In Street Fight, geographer Jason Henderson offers a fresh perspective into the battle for limited urban road space, delving into the ideologies underlying the politics of mobility.

Free Admission
Added to the calendar on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 1:13PM
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