Saturday, March 26, 2011

Women Can Change the World through Cycling

That's the title of a free webinar "to learn how to increase the number of women cycling for transportation in your community." FABB's own Fionnuala Quinn is one of the presenters. She's a civil engineer and lead author of the Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations for Virginia Bicycling Advocates.

Update: We neglected to provide the link to Women Can Change the World through Cycling, Wednesday, March 30, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.
Attend this free webinar if you want to learn how to increase the number of women cycling for transportation in your community. Five speakers offer compelling insights about cycling projects run by inspiring women, illuminate what women told APBP they want in a cycling environment, and suggest best practices to help you make a difference in your community. Don't miss the stories of some of the wonderful women leading the cycling movement, and results of APBP's 2010 survey on Women Cycling. APBP encourages individuals to gather colleagues and friends together to watch the webinar and discuss and plan afterwards. Build your team.
Register here:
Andrea Garland, Alta Planning + Design, presents women's viewpoints on three of the open-ended questions from the 2010 Women Cycling survey: "What would cause you to start or increase your cycling?”, "What reaction do you get when cycling for transportation?” and "Why do you use your bicycle for trips?”
Kristin Gavin founded the Gearing Up program in Philadelphia (, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide women in transition from drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, and/or homelessness with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation and personal growth.
Fionnuala Quinn, PE, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, offers up a brief history of APBP's Women Cycling Project which she helped to inspire, points to resources we can use, and suggests next steps for the project.
Anna Sibley, Masters in Public Health candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, summaries the results of the 2010 APBP Women Cycling Project and survey.
Carolyn Szczepanski, Communications Coordinator, Alliance for Biking & Walking, and columnist for Bicycling Times magazine, profiles some of the women leading the bicycling movement. Her talk is inspired by
Speaking of women cycling, here's a great video of a women's desire for better bike facilities in San Francisco so her family can get around by bike.

Connecting the City - Stephanie from Streetfilms on Vimeo.
From Treehugger via the folks at the Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee

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