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PlacesForBikes Workshop - SANTA BARBARA, CA

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Carrillo Recreation Center

100 E Carrillo St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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PeopleForBikes is proud to announce the PlacesForBikes Workshops – a series of helpful, inspirational single-day training events for city leaders working to improve bicycling in their communities.

Each workshop will feature inspiring speakers, panel discussions, group conversations, and peer-to-peer networking. Our goal is to help develop local action plans that accelerate progress for biking.

Centered around the PlacesForBikes City Ratings program – an annual data-driven assessment of a community’s progress for bicycling – the workshops will help city leaders pinpoint improvements and take action to make riding better for everyone.


Keynote Speaker: James Longhurst, Ph.D.

James Longhurst is a historian of urban and environmental policy, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. His research seeks to understand how our past decisions have shaped the communities in which we live today; often leaving us social, environmental, and health problems that might not have been intended but are nevertheless ours to grapple with. He examines this history through legal and governmental records, but also in popular culture. The author of the book Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road and numerous scholarly publications, he volunteers his time for a variety of active transportation policy projects. He was named "Advocate of the Year" by the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation in 2016.

Bike Battles has been reviewed in twenty-six scholarly and popular publications, ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the Journal of American History. The book was named one of the “Best New Bike Books” of 2015 by Momentum magazine, and is now in translation as Las Batallas de la Bici (Katakrak Press, 2019).

In addition to countless scholarly presentations at conferences ranging from the Transportation Research Board to the Urban History Association and Walk/Bike/Place, he has spoken at libraries, club meetings and bike shops more than 45 times in locations including Milwaukee, Madison, Portland (Oregon), Missoula, Seattle, Washington (D.C.), Fairfax (Virginia), Minneapolis, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), and Karlsruhe, Germany. He's been interviewed or quoted in Popular Mechanics, Fast Company, Streetsblog.net, Seattle Magazine, Vox.com, and more. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New York Daily News, and The European magazine.

He is an everyday cyclist, slow roadie, reformed triathlete, social rider, gravel grinder, amateur mechanic and shop intern.



Agenda

9:30am Registration & Check-In

10:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:30am Featured Discussion: Adapting to the Future of Mobility

11:30am Lunch

12:00pm Keynote Speaker: James Longhurst

1:15pm Action Planning: Accelerating Our Progress

3:30pm Conclude



Please direct any inquiried or questions about the PlacesForBikes Workshop to placesforbikes@peopleforbikes.org.

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