Big cities unite to promote cycling
Bikes Belong board member Patrick Seidler, President Tim Blumenthal and I attended the launch of the Cities for Cycling initiative in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2009. A program of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, Cities for Cycling works to share best practices and lessons learned in the rapidly evolving field of urban bicycling infrastructure. Bikes Belong is one of the primary backers of this project. Congressman Earl Blumenauer joined New York Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and artist/musician David Byrne in speaking at the launch.
The Cities for Cycling project will enable more Americans to ride bikes more often by empowering cities to implement the best designs from around the country and the world. It's also a powerful sign that the largest, most influential cities in the United States are taking bicycling seriously as a component of a robust, balanced transportation system.
Bikes Belong's involvement in this program is part of our Bicycling Design Best Practices Project.