SARUP Hosts P2P Riders from Britain

Friday, June 7, 2013

SARUP joins with AIA Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Bike Federation to host a community discussion on Friday June 7, 2013 at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning about the role cycling is playing in urban design as a credible form of urban transport .

The discussion is highlighted with the presence of the P2P project participants, a team of British riders who are cycling from Portland, Oregon, USA to Portland Place, London, United Kingdom. Riding from April to July 2013, this intrepid group of architects and cycling enthusiasts are studying how cities are coping with the increasing interest in the bicycle and its impact on movement networks in cities. More information on their goals and accomplishments can be found at http://portlandtoportland.org/index.html.

The schedule for this event is as follows:

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Presentation in AUP 110 P2P riders present some of what they’ve learned so far on the ride

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Community Discussion in AUP 110 adn AUP Commons Mike Utzinger, SARUP Professor and biking researcher/evangelist, moderates a discussion featuring Kristin Bennett, City of Milwaukee, and Bob Greenstreet, SARUP Dean. The discussion will center on the issues and insights raised by the experiences of the British Riders traveling across the USA.

7:30 PM Informal Dinner at Café Hollander An informal, pay-your-way, dinner takes place at Cafe Hollander, 2608 N Downer Av, Milwaukee for continued discussion and cross-cultural exchange.

For more information about this event, contact Associate Dean for External Affairs Gil Snyder, AIA.