From Bronze to Platinum: The Past, Present, and Future of Bicycling in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Jessica Binder, Wisconsin Bike Federation Milwaukee Chapter director, will deliver a lecture titled "From Bronze to Platinum: The Past, Present, and Future of Bicycling in Milwaukee." The lecture will cover existing and planned Bicycle Infrastructure in Milwaukee, review Innovative bicycle projects in Milwaukee, describe the process of how things have gotten done, and highlight the steps needed to gain Platinum status with the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Communities program.

An RSVP to peter559@uwm.edu to ensure a space at the lecture.

About Jessica Binder:
Jessica brings over 8 years of bicycle planning and education experience to the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Her work includes Safe Routes To School programs and planning, grant writing and administration, legislation and policy research, public training and curriculum development, large scale event management, and public process facilitation. Jessica has worked with dozens of communities throughout Wisconsin, training over 30 educators and teaching more than 10,000 school children how to walk and ride to school safely. She has created the Bike Fed’s two most successful education programs: SRTS and Share & Be Aware.

Jessica graduated Summa Cum Laude from Macalester College with a double major in Geography and Urban Studies. She is a Chicago native who now prefers Milwaukee. She and her husband live in Riverwest in a house that they renovated based on her design. In her free time, Jessica enjoys biking her four year old to daycare.

Need Parking?
Please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm.
Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Brian Peterson, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at peter559@uwm.edu.