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Bike Share Sneak Peak at the New Amsterdam Bicycle Show

April 20, 2012

Image: NYPress

The second annual New Amsterdam Bicycle Show is next weekend, April 28th and 29th, and marks the unofficial start to Bike Month.  I had a great time at the show last year and it sounds like this year’s will be even bigger and better.

Just like last year, the show is hosting “Bikelandia,” a series of talks, readings, and panel discussions featuring an especially intelligent and handsome roster of bike-related personalities.  Speakers include Bike Snob, Ben Fried from Streetsblog, Clarence Eckerson, Jr. from Streetfilms, and The Guardian’s Matt Seaton, who’ll be talking about his Bicycling Magazine feature on bike lanes.

I’m hosting a “Bike Share Sneak Peak” at the show on Sunday, April 29th at noon:

Doug Gordon, the editor of BrooklynSpoke.com, presents a sneak preview of New York City’s new bike share system. Representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation and the people behind Bike Share will talk about their plan to put 10,000 bicycles and 600 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn this summer.

My guest will be NYC DOT Policy Director Jon Orcutt, one of the driving forces behind the city’s bike share plan.  I can’t promise answers to your most pressing questions (Who’s the sponsor?  What color are the bikes?  Will I get stations in front of my apartment, office building, and favorite restaurant?) but it should be a fun and interesting look at bike share systems around the world, what lessons New York City has learned, and where some of the stations will go when the system launches this summer.

I’m a big bike share geek, so this is a huge honor for me and should be a lot of fun.  We’ll leave time for questions from the audience, so bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm for bike share!  Plus, stick around after and we’ll grab a beer.

As a special offer to Brooklyn Spoke readers, I’m pleased to offer a 10% discount on New Amsterdam Bicycle Show tickets purchased onlineType code NABKLS into the box labeled “redeem” when purchasing yours.

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One Comment
  1. Steve O. permalink
    April 24, 2012 11:48 am

    Cool news. I guess I’d better buy my ticket!

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