Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2006

September 5-8, 2006
Madison, Wisconsin
National Center for Bicycling and Walking
Bienniel Conference
http://www.bikewalk.org/conference/register.html

On September 5, 2006, hundreds of bicycle and pedestrian professionals,
advocates, public health practitioners, transportation professionals, and many
others will gather in Madison, Wisconsin, for the 14th biennial international
symposium on bicycling and walking, better known as Pro Walk/Pro Bike.
 

  • Mitch

    If anybody connected with Streetsblog is planning to attend Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike, I hope I have a chance to say hello.

    I don’t think I’ll be able to pay the $585 to register; but my office is about four blocks from Monona Terrace, so I’ll probably wander over from time to time to see what’s happening and to soak in the atmosphere.

    I’d enjoy putting faces to the names I see posting here. So please let me know if your’re coming to Madison.

  • Clarence

    Mitch,

    Hey, Clarence here. I wanted to come to the conference but with all the amazing events going on here, it became impossible. But in the future, I have my eye on Madison to do a piece along the lines of one of mine like this: http://www.nycsr.org/nyc/video-view.php?id=24

    There are lots more on that site to check out.

    My email: trorb@earthlink.net

  • Mitch

    Clarence:

    Is there ever a time when New York City does not have an amazing number of amazing events going on? I fear we may never see you around here…

    But if you do come, I hope you make that video. I think Madison’s bike environment is worth talking about. The physical environment is more benign than in most cities (when I read Streetsblog, I marvel sometimes at how easy my life is here in comparison to New York); the political environment is also more open than in most cities. Bikers don’t win all our battles, but at least we have a seat at the table, and that’s important.

    I should mention, by the way, that Madison is really lovely right now. All the vegetation is intensely green (we had lots of rain in August), the temperature is moderate, the lakes look very nice, and they don’t smell bad (not a condition we take for granted here in late summer…). Madison is always a nice place to visit (except, perhaps, in late February), but it’s particularly attractive right now.

    I should also mention, for anyone interested, that the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike conference will be sharing Monona Terrace with the Ironman Triathlon. Should be an interesting interaction of bike-related cultures, I think.

    If you want, I’d be happy to help you get your video going. My e-mail is nuttree@well.com

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