Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism (550 North Central Avenue, Phoenix) are hosting their monthly Downtown Devil Discussion with tonight’s topic: Cycling Through the City – The Changing Role of Bikes in Downtown.
Doors open at 7:00 with refreshments and mingling followed by a moderated panel discussion from 7:30 to 8:10, and time for audience questions thereafter. Panel members include CycleHop representative and co-founder of The Bicycle Cellar, John romero; ASU Downtown undergraduate student and bike courier at Bike Force, Aaron Tornow; Phoenix Spokes People member Lisa Parks; and Bicycle Initiative Subcommittee and Environmental Quality Commission Chair for the City of Phoenix and founder and director of Synergy Design Lab, Jeremy Stapleton.
Panelists will discuss the potential impact of bike share in Phoenix, perceived [and real] dangers of riding a bike for transportation, and bicycling’s role in the transportation network in Phoenix and as it relates to Downtown. I’m sure they’ll discuss more topics and plenty will come up during the Q&A session but all I found advertising this event was the Facebook invite I linked to above. So I encourage you to show up and bring any questions about what the future of bicycling looks like in Phoenix because these are some of the people who are already embracing cycling as a legitimate mode of transportation in Phoenix, as well as working diligently to improve cycling conditions throughout the city and Valley for all people on bikes.