Thursday, May 20, 2010

So Much Going On - David Byrne, Bike to Work Week, Ciclovia!

What a week. I haven't even had time to think about national Bike to Work week, or day. Which is tomorrow, by the way, for Atlanta. I won't even get to ride in a bike train because I have to go in to an early meeting. But that's cool because it is for the Congress for New Urbanism (a.k.a. CNU) annual conference. The conference has been a lot of fun - they have a bike valet, lots of people talking about how to make livable, walkable, bikeable places...

And David Byrne giving the opening speech. He's kind of the biggest bicycle celebrity we have, designing bicycle racks in NYC and writing books about bicycle travel. If you look back over his career, and even a lot of Talking Heads songs, you realize he has always been very observant about urban form.

The panel also featured Ellen Dunham-Jones from Georgia Tech, Howie Frumkin from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Charles Brewer, developer, and Scotty Greene, former director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District.

In celebration of bike week, bike month, and CNU, Atlanta is hosting its first ciclovia, Atlanta Streets Alive!! Come downtown on Sunday (preferably by bicycle, foot, or transit) and play in the street!

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