Saturday, December 23, 2017

Join Us for Bike Battles Talk

1896 Bicycle Sidepath near Santa Monica.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, for a public talk on the hidden history of bicycle law and policy conflicts in the United States and their lessons for our current bicycle debates. Our speaker, Dr. James Longhurst, is the author of Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, which examines the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms. He has researched how those associations shaped the actions of government and the courts when they intervened in bike policy. 

We all know how bicycling in Fairfax County remains a challenge as city planners, political pundits, and residents continue to argue over bike lanes, bike-share programs, law enforcement, and public safety. Dr. Longhurst, an avid bicyclist himself, brings his fascinating new research from a wide range of sources to show that these battles are nothing new. And, while they are simply a continuation of the original battle over who is—and isn’t—welcome on our roads, the history he will present will provide lessons for advancing bike policies in the future.

Grant Petersen wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Dr. Longhurst’s book ought to give today’s bicycle advocates a sense of their place in history and make them proud to continue the battle. The talk will be just as inspiring, so please plan on joining us. 

The talk will be in the public theater of the Microsoft Store in Tysons Corner Center from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Seating is limited, so sign up now at our event page

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