Could Richmond be the Next Portland?
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Learn how Portland, Oregon became one of the most bicycling friendly cities in America and what you can do to make Central Virginia more bikeable and walkable.
Featured speakers include internationally known author Mia Birk, the former Bicycle Program Manager of Portland and driving force behind that city's efforts to make the change to two wheels.
Now a principal with Alta Planning, Mia recently authored, “Joyride: Pedaling toward a Healthier Planet."
Mia will share how Portland got there, including the programs, plans, and policies while sharing experiences and stories that have led toward balanced and sustainable transportation systems
Also featured is presenter Eric Weis, Trail Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway (ECG). Eric will share his vision on developing the 3000-mile route from Maine to Florida. Now over 25% complete, this off road facility - which passes through the heart of Richmond – will connect the 25 major cities along the East Coast.