(Ferndale View: Julie Funke of Two Women, Four Wheels blog, Jan. 17, 2013)
I had the opportunity to attend the Bike Summit back in December at the Royal Oak Public Library.
A big shout-out to Tom Regan, our fearless Oakland County bike organizer, because this event was fantastic! Standing room only.
Representatives from various local groups, companies, the county and SE MI cities sharing tons of great info. People really rallying around this whole non-motorized city thing = whoo hoo!
From Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways coordinator:
Great news about biking in Detroit!
Fun fact: 45 miles of bike lanes in the city as of year-end 2012, 70-80 miles total slated for 2013. NICE.
Bike share feasibility study at WSU: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/detroit-bike-sharing-service-share-program_n_1900951.html
Birmingham multi-modal public hearing, Thursday January 17th 8:00 pm, Baldwin library
If you live in, bike through, or walk through Birmingham you will want to attend this hearing. A large, enthusiastic crowd at this hearing will boost efforts by city staff to build a walkable, bikeable Birmingham:
Achille Bianche of Modeshift was one of the speakers at the summit, he wrote an article on it at the Modeshift website:
Work at Beaumont?
If you work at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital and are interested in joining their bike-to-work campaign contact Matt Faraday at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s Note: Two Women, Four Wheels is a blog that explores non-car transportation in the Detroit area. This post originally appeared at http://www.twowomenfourwheels.blogspot.com/, and is republished with permission. Their website explains, “We built this city on walk and roll! This is the true story of adventures two ladies encounter while navigating southeast Michigan via bike/bus sober and not sober. We hope these stories entertain and inspire you to explore your community in a car-free way. Our small bus investment pays big dividends.”
Here it the story announcing the Bike Summit, along with more details about the folks behind it – http://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/11/15/bike-summit-planned-for-dec-12/.