Bicycle Urbanism Symposium: Re-imagining Bicycle-Friendly Cities
An International Symposium Organized by the Department of Urban Design and Planning and the College of Built Environments, University of Washington.
The International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, to be held in Seattle in June 2013, will explore how best to encourage and facilitate widespread bicycle use in 21st Century cities. In some European and Asian cities, use of bicycles for several purposes and across several demographic groups accounts for a high proportion of daily trips. Increasing bicycle use has become the goal of many cities around the world – to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce dependence on imported oil, promote better health and quality of life, and to relieve traffic congestion and the space required by automobiles.
Through keynotes, the presentation and discussion of papers, poster sessions, and displays of adventurous designs, the goals of this event are to stimulate ideas and thinking that can be useful to localities, and to disseminate this intelligence through subsequent publications including a refereed book. The audiences for this symposium are planners and designers, researchers, representatives of NGOs that engage in bicycle advocacy, and governmental decision makers.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
University of Washington
224 Gould Hall
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