A Look into the Richmond Region's Bike Future
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Partnership for Smarter Growth and Bike Walk RVA (a program of the Sports Backers) will host "A Look into the Richmond Region's Bike Future" on Thursday, September 26, from 5:30 to 8 PM, at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
This educational, interactive forum follows a fact-finding day trip to Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., that took place on June 25, organized by Bike Walk RVA. Over 50 of the Richmond region's elected officials, city and county staff, and local walking and biking advocates toured the area to experience first-hand the pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure that Arlington and D.C. have developed over the past several years, and to hear directly from the planners and officials who were responsible for those changes. During "A Look into the Richmond Region's Bike Future," attendees will learn about those improvements from keynote speaker Jim Sebastian, Manager of the Active Transportation Branch of the Washington, D.C., Department of Transportation, as well as a panel of guest speakers that will provide updates on bicycle and pedestrian planning in the Richmond region. We'll also watch a short documentary film showing the highlights of Bike Walk RVA's trip.
Check-in and an informational open house featuring the City of Richmond's Bike Master Plan begin at 5:30 PM, and will continue 8 - 8:30 PM. Welcome and presentations will begin at 6 PM.
Light refreshments will be served.
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Partnership for Smarter Growth and Bike Walk RVA (a program of the Sports Backers)
The Sports Backers produce and support nationally recognized quality sporting events and programs that motivate locals and visitors alike to be more active. Bike Walk RVA, a program of the Sports Backers, is a regional program to support bike and pedestrian friendly policies, programs, and infrastructure projects. Sports Backers and Bike Walk RVA envision a greater Richmond region where bicycling and walking are safe, convenient, and comfortable modes of transportation for people of all ages and abilities, and are integral parts of how people live, work, and play.
For more information, please visit: sportsbackers.org
Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG) is the leading nonprofit in the Richmond region addressing where and how the region grows. PSG addresses the interconnected issues of urban revitalization, regional transportation, housing, and preservation of farms and forests.
For more information, please visit: psgrichmond.org