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9/13/12: Pittsburgh Announced as the Host City for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference in 2014
Pittsburgh, PA – Mayor Ravenstahl and the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (a program of Project for Public Spaces) are proud to announce the City of Pittsburgh will host the Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2014 conference. Pro Walk/Pro Bike, convened every two years, is the premiere active transportation conference in North America, hosting nearly 1,000 advocates, planners, engineers, architects, and health professionals. The conference will take place in early September 2014.
8/20/12: The Power of the Female Perspective a Key Focus at the National Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference & First Women’s Bicycling Summit Sept. 10-13 in Long Beach CA
Long Beach, CA – The crucial role of engaging and empowering women as the “indicator species” in creating healthier and more economically vibrant communities is a key focus of this year’s Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place 2012 Conference and sister events the first national Women’s Bicycling Summit and Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future urban bike fashion show held at the Long Beach Convention Center this September 10-13, 2012. Registration is still open and all of the details can be found at: http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/. With the coupon code “WSummit” attendees can register for the conference and attend the summit and fashion show for free!
8/2/12: The Cycle Chic Movement’s Mikael Colville-Andersen a Keynote for National Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place Conference in Long Beach September 10-13, 2012
Long Beach CA – The popular speaker and “Bicycle Anthropologist” Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the growing worldwide Cycle Chic movement from his Copenhagenize.com blog in 2006, will be a keynote presenter at North America’s premiere conference for walking and biking professionals in Long Beach California September 10-13, 2012 Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place.
For over thirty years Pro Walk/Pro Bike has created the most leading edge, “hands on,” professional development conference for those interested in more and better walking and bicycling in our communities. This prestigious international conference is attended by advocates, elected officials, transportation planners and engineers, and public health professionals who will be able to choose from 100+ panel presentations, poster sessions, peer problem-solving sessions, and mobile workshops, which will explore the living laboratory of Long Beach. Placemaking is the conference theme of Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2012. Those who register for the conference by August 10 will receive a $100 registration discount.
Biking in Long Beach
Recent News Articles about the Conference and Long Beach
‘National Bicycle Conference Coming to Long Beach’, Long Beach Press Telegram, August 11, 2012
‘What’s Old is New Again, as Markets and Streets Provide an Avenue for Building Healthier Cities’, Planetizen, August 7, 2012
‘Is Long Beach Biketown USA,’ OC Weekly, May 31, 2012
‘36 Hours: Long Beach, Calif.‘ The New York Times, March 15, 2012
‘Creating The Most Bicycle Friendly City in America … In Southern California,’ The Atlantic Cities, January 26, 2012
‘Cycles and cents: One city sets out to prove that bikes are good for business,’ Grist, January 11, 2012
Recent News Articles about Conference Speakers
‘Long Beach: Suja Lowenthal Takes Her “One Shot” to Create Inclusive Transportation,’ LA Streetsblog, August 12, 2012. Featuring Suja Lowenthal.
‘The Look of International Cycling Chic,’ Details, June 2012. Featuring Mikael Colville-Anderson, Denmark’s iconoclastic Bicycle Ambassador
‘The New Boom Towns: Suburbs Get City Makeovers,’ The Fiscal Times, July 17, 2012. Featuring John Norquist, President and CEO of Congress for the New Urbanism, Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004
‘Mr. Mayor, tear down this expressway,” Daily News, July 20, 2012. Featuring John Norquist, President and CEO of Congress for the New Urbanism, Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004
‘Visiting city planner urges walkability,’ Edmund Sun, July 17, 2012. Featuring Dan Burden, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
‘Blue Zones experts visit Cedar Valley looking for ways to get people moving,’ WCF Courier, June 24, 2012. Featuring Dan Burden, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
‘Los Altos group draws lots of participation, ideas for a more inviting downtown,’ Los Altos Town Crier, June 27, 2012. Featuring Fred Kent, President of Project for Public Spaces
‘Fred Kent, Placemaker,’ cdmCyclist, July 18, 2012. Featuring Fred Kent, President of Project for Public Spaces
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and a team, including county engineers, recently toured Long Beach by bicycle to identify street strategies that could be applied across the county. The team pedaled along innovative bike boulevards, green sharrows and a spectacular stretch of the Pacific in Long Beach, a city that makes no secret of its aim to knock Portland off its perch as America’s most bicycle-friendly city. Their takeaway: where there’s a will, there’s a bikeway.
Meet Katie Taylor, a rising young star in the local bike advocacy movement for Women On Bikes SoCal. An engineer from Atlanta, Katie found in Long Beach’s open, warm “walk-and-bike-friendly” culture the perfect welcome she’d been looking for in her new home town. This short sweet three minute video by John Case (filmmaker and founder of Bikestation) edited by bicycle advocate Drew Reed, illustrates beautifully why urban centers with a friendly “complete streets” mindset are alluring to young professionals.
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