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For Immediate Release: May 3, 2011
Media Contact: Marketing and Communication Department

D.C. Builds: Build It and They Will Ride

How can we make Washington, D.C. more bikable?


WHAT 
Panel discussion: Washington, D.C., has increased the number of bicyclists traveling for transportation by adding bike lanes and bike share stations throughout the city. The District’s bicycle infrastructure aims to create sustainable, multi-modal transportation options, reduce congestion, and decrease pollution, but how should D.C. expand biking infrastructure in the future? A panel of experts discusses how Washington, D.C. can become more bike-friendly while exploring potential implementation challenges including ease of use, safety, connectivity, and how the economic downturn affects planning, design, and construction of new bicycle facilities. 

Continuing education credits as follows: 1.5 LU HSW-SD (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)  

WHERE  
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)
 
$12 National Building Museum and Washington Area Bicyclist Association members | FREE Student | $20 Non-member. Pre-paid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
          
WHEN 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm
      
WHO 
Jennifer L. Toole, AICP, ASLA, principal, Toole Design Group
Shane Farthing, executive director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Jim Sebastian, supervisory transportation planner, Active Transportation Branch, District Department of Transportation
Barbara McCann, executive director, National Complete Streets Coalition (Moderator)

CONTACT   
Stacy Adamson, sadamson@nbm.org, 202.272.2448, ext. 3458       

ABOUT 
The National Building Museum celebrates its connection to Washington, D.C. through a lecture series called D.C. Builds which tackles design, planning, and development issues in the capital and surrounding region.

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.

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