The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s Double-Header
A quick shout out for the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition‘s double-header this weekend. They invite advocates for a bicycle-friendly Michigan to join them for their
first 2nd bicycle summit, the 2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit: Inspiration to Action on Friday and followed up the next day with Planning and Designing On-Street Bicycle Facilities. The two events feature keynote speakers Darwin Hindman and Peter Lagerwey.
Darwin Hindman was mayor of Columbia, Mo. for 15 years(Parade) where he was one of the country’s strongest leaders in not just advocating for more people to walk and ride, but actually implementing the changes needed.
Peter Lagerwey is Senior Transportation Planner for Maryland-based Toole Design Group. He is known for within one year of seeing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan adopted, installing over 65 miles of on-street bike lanes and bicycle routes. On Saturday Lagerwey will be leading the workshop on Planning and Designing On-Street Bicycle Facilities. He is the author of Creating a Roadmap for Producing and Implementing a Bicycle Master Plan (2009) (PDF).
UPDATED 1PM: Corrected GRR Bicycle Coalition and this is the 2nd bike summit.