Later this week, Dutch bicycle transportation experts will visit Chicago to school local politicians, planners, advocates, engineers, and business people on how Chicago can become more bike-friendly. From the press release:
The ThinkBike Workshops will bring together Dutch bicycle transportation experts, Chicago area politicians, planners, advocates, engineers and business people to plan and discuss how Chicago can become more bike-friendly. Two teams, consisting of Chicago and Dutch specialists, will survey Chicago by bike and discuss how streets, intersections and whole neighborhoods can be improved for optimal bike use. Other topics of discussion at the workshops will include bike safety, commuting by bike, biking to school, bike parking, bikes and public transport, law enforcement, etc.
We need more of this kind of information sharing in cities across the country.