Active Transportation Symposium 11/18-11/20 in Ithaca - free to public

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Thu Nov 11 22:15:51 EST 2010

From: Gay Nicholson <gaynicholson at>

Join us in Ithaca November 18-20 for MOVING FORWARD – An Active  
Transportation Symposium

MOVING FORWARD is a three-day opportunity to engage with national  
experts and fellow students and community members around innovations  
in bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, research and advocacy.

MOVING FORWARD:  An Active Transportation Symposium
·         Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 18-20.
·         Event locations  on Cornell's campus and in downtown Ithaca
·         Speakers: Mia Birk, Jennifer Dill, and Joe Kurmaskie

All events are free and open to all in the community - residents,  
students, faculty, planners, transportation advocates and public  
officials. Come, learn, and contribute to the discussion.

RSVP online for door prize raffle (Arkel bike bags) and Friday  
afternoon food (RSVP not required by appreciated)
Full details:

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Nov 18th, 7pm
Ithaca College, Textor Hall 101
“Mud, Sweat and Gears”
Tales from the road less pedaled with bestselling author and activist  
Joe Kurmaskie, aka ‘The Metal Cowboy’

Friday, Nov 19th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
"Moving Forward"
Cornell University, Barnes Hall 301
Lectures and panel discussion with all three invited speakers
Jennifer Dill’s talk is entitled:
“Putting Portland’s cyclists under the microscope: Lessons for  
Creating Livable Communities”

Friday 3:30pm-5:00pm
"Women and Bicycles"
Cornell University, West Sibley Hall 115
Coffee, tea, and a small group conversation with Mia Birk and Jennifer  
Dill about women as an “indicator species” for bike-friendly cities  
(male participants also welcome)

Friday 7:00pm-10:00pm
"Bike to Beer"
Downtown Ithaca, Bandwagon Brewpub
With The Metal Cowboy

Saturday, Nov 20th, 10:00am-11:30am
"Neighborhood Greenways"
Tompkins County Library, Borg Warner Community Room
Join us for bagels and coffee in downtown Ithaca Saturday morning.  
Learn from the author of the definitive guidebook on Bicycle Boulevard  
planning and design and the researcher behind a groundbreaking study  
about the role of public infrastructure in encouraging more bicycling  
for transportation. See and provide input on a conceptual plan for  
Neighborhood Greenways in Ithaca, NY.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Jennifer Dill (Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning  
at Portland State University and Director of the Oregon Transportation  
Research and Education Consortium)

Dr. Dill has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.  
Her research interests include the relationship between transportation  
policy and planning and land use, health, and the environment, travel  
behavior, and transportation finance. She serves at the Chair of the  
TRB’s Committee on Bicycle Transportation. Prior to entering academia,  
Dr. Dill worked as an environmental and transportation planner in  

Mia Birk (CEO, Alta Planning and Design; Adjunct Professor, Portland  
State University; Author of "Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier  

In addition to serving as the City of Portland's Bicycle Program  
Manager, where she led Portland's transformation to the country's most  
bicycle friendly city, Mia Birk has worked as an advocate at an  
international environmental think tank, during which time she worked  
with cities in developing countries on transportation energy  
conservation strategies.  As a Principal and CEO of Alta Planning and  
Design, she has also done consulting work with communities nationwide  
on hundreds of bicycle and pedestrian planning projects and expanded  
the firm to become the nation's leading firm specializing in bicycle,  
pedestrian and trail planning, design and implementation.  She teaches  
bicycle and pedestrian planning at Portland State University and is  
the founder of PSU's Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation  

Joe Kurmaskie (bicycle advocate, author, and performer)

Joe Kurmaskie has been called David Sedaris trapped in the body of  
Lance Armstrong. He's a cycling advocate, syndicated columnist,  
performer and the bestselling author of five books - including Metal  
Cowboy; Mud, Sweat and Gears and Momentum Is Your Friend. When he's  
not rallying against 12 lane bridge projects or being chased through  
Botswana by 12,000 pound elephants for charity, he's rolling out  
projects such as Cadence Press - which published Joyride: Pedaling  
Toward A Healthier Planet by active transportation pioneer Mia Birk.

Up to date info online at: MOVINGFORWARD

Hope to see you there!

-The MOVING FORWARD planning team

This event is sponsored by:
·         Ithaca Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC)
·         Cornell Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP)
·         Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSA)
·         Ithaca College Sustainability Initiative
·         Cornell Student Assembly Financial Committee (SAFC)
·         Organization of Cornell Planners (OCP)

And supported by:
·         Cornell Department of Landscape Architecture
·         Cornell Women’s Planning Forum
·         American Society of Landscape Architects
·         Finger Lakes Cycling Club

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