Shifting Gears: A series of public action workshops to propel cycling in Charlotte forward

Are you interested in helping make Charlotte a better city for bicycling? Would you like to learn what the City and others are already doing and work with them to achieve this goal?

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If you answered yes to either of these questions, we invite you to join us!

On October 24th, with support from the Knight Foundation and WeeklyRides.com, Sustain Charlotte will be hosting the first in a series of public action workshops to propel cycling in Charlotte forward.

Join us for the second Shifting Gears event as we welcome internationally renowned guest speaker Ole Kassow, founder of Cycling Without Age. Check out this video for an intro to his work! These workshops are free and open to the public. Whether you are interested in biking but haven’t yet started, a weekend warrior, or a daily bike commuter -- everyone has a part to play in helping realize our City’s new vision for bicycling in Charlotte! Ole will be in town to share how this initiative can help advance a more bike and age-friendly community in Charlotte.

With the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Southminster Foundation, we'll hear from Ole and how this international project, which began in Copenhagen in 2012, uses volunteerism and slow cycling principles to bridge gaps between generations and enhance bike-friendly experiences in community. You'll then have an opportunity to share progress on your personal goals around the 6 "E's" of cycling, discuss any challenges you've faced, and share opportunities for collaboration! If you weren't able to join us at the first Shifting Gears event, this event is a great place to start! Group discussions will be centered around the six elements of a bike-friendly city as defined in Charlotte’s new bike plan, which are: Equity, Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation.

These workshops are free and open to the public. Whether you are interested in biking but haven’t yet started, a weekend warrior, or a daily bike commuter -- everyone has a part to play in helping realize our City’s new vision for bicycling in Charlotte! Light snacks will be provided. The workshop will run from 6:00 - 7:30pm with an opportunity to network after. Join us at Flight just across the street to continue conversations started at the workshop! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get more informed, engaged, and make a difference!

LOCATION DETAILS:

The event will take place in the Main Library in Uptown at 310 N. Tryon St. We'll be in the Francis Auditorium. It's an easy walk or bike ride from anywhere in Uptown, or a 3-minute walk from the Seventh Street light rail station! Parking is available in nearby garages and lots.

 

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WHEN
October 25, 2017 at 6pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Main Library (in Francis Auditorium)
310 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States
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CONTACT
Kate Cavazza ·

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