Bikes and the Brooklyn Waterfront Conference Schedule

Here’s a sneak peak at our March 22 conference line-up!

8:30—9:00     Welcome & Introductions

  • Richard E. Hanley, director, Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center
  • Camille Kamga, director, University Transportation Research Center
  • Sean Scanlan, New York City College of Technology

 9:00—9:30     Brooklyn and the Bicycle

  • David Herlihy, author of Bicycle: The History (White Paper)

9:30—10:00      How Does Brooklyn Fit into New York City’s Bicycling Plan?

  • Hayes Lord, director of the Bicycle Program, NYC Dept of Transportation
  • Steve Durrant, principal, Alta Bicycle Share / CitiBike

10:00—10:30     Engineering Bicycles and Bike Lanes

  • Charlie McCorkell, owner, Bicycle Habitat
  • Ted Wright, Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects, NYC Dept of Transportation


 11:00—11:30      Bicycles as Agents of Environmental and Social Change

  • Milton Puryear, co-founder of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
  • Ben Shepard, City Tech professor and community organizer
  • Mike Lydon, principal, The Street Plan Collaborative

11:30—12:00      Bringing Cyclists to Brooklyn: Tourism, Recreation, and Sport

  • Chris Wogas, president, Bike and Roll
  • David Trimble, director, Red Hook Criterium

12:00—12:30     Screening of “Racing toward Red Hook,” Jessica Scott, director

2:30—4:00      Optional Bike Tour Limited bikes available courtesy of Bike and Roll OR bring your own bike 

  • Bike tour of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, led by Milton Puryear.

Bikes on The Brooklyn Waterfront: Conference Registration is Open!

It’s official! Join us for a half day symposium on the history and impact of the bicycle on Brooklyn.

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Bikes and the Brooklyn Waterfront. March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013
8:30am – 12:30pm
at New York City College of Technology
300 Jay St, Room Namm 119

FREE with Required Registration

“Once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget.” Brooklyn, however did forget- for a while. After an explosion of interest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Brooklynites forgot about bikes until later in the twentieth century and now, in the twenty-first century, bikes are ubiquitous in Brooklyn, especially in its rapidly changing waterfront neighborhoods. There are bike lanes and bike paths; bikes are seen as an answer to transportation problems and as a solution for environmental troubles. In a half-day conference sponsored by the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) and the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) speakers will examine the issues raised by the history and ubiquity of bikes in Brooklyn.

The speakers will include:

The conference will include a screening of “Racing Towards Red Hook” with director Jessica Scott.

Continental breakfast will be provided!

An optional afternoon (2pm) bike tour along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway will start from Fulton Ferry Landing
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Save the Date: Biking in Brooklyn Conference, March 22

BikingBMWtownie-00-PINP-thumb-500x333-3386 is booming in Brooklyn and we want to know why. On March 22 we will be hosting a half-day conference on the history, culture, and future of biking in our namesake borough. We will talk with local authors, business people, planners and advocates about what is happening on our streets and why it matters to Brooklyn and New York City.

More details to follow – so keep checking back here!

Update (2/19): Location and key speakers announced (see below). Registration to open up soon.

Save the Date! BWRC is hosting a conference on biking - March 22, 8:30am-12:30pm
Save the Date! BWRC is hosting a conference on biking – March 22, 8:30am-12:30pm