Date: Tuesday, October 3
Venue: Ellen Melville Center, High St, Auckland
BIKE CHATS: TYLER GOLLY
Cycling wise, Edmonton – a Canadian city about the size of Auckland – has come a long way in a short while.
Two years ago, it was ripping out 8km of brand new bike lanes that had been branded a failure. One year ago, it started again, building major protected on-road cycleways but at a glacially slow pace.
Today, Edmonton is rapidly implementing a full-scale downtown cycleway grid – at speed, and all in one go. This time, the final product is the consultation: a network that can be tested in real life and, if necessary, modified in real time.
So how did this astonishing culture change happen? And could it happen here?
Come and learn from Tyler Golly, who headed sustainable transportation for the City of Edmonton and developed the Downtown Bike Grid with Stantec design consultancy.
After Tyler’s presentation, Auckland’s Design Champion Ludo Campbell-Reid will lead a panel discussion about Edmonton’s lessons for the local scene, featuring:
Kathryn King, Manager of Walking, Cycling and Road Safety at Auckland Transport
Barb Cuthbert, Chair & Spokesperson at advocacy group Bike Auckland
Jeremy Hansen, Editor of the urban weekly, Paperboy
Complimentary drinks and nibbles before and after the event.
Bike Chat is brought to you by Bike Auckland, the non-profit organisation working for a better city for bikes, in conjunction with Auckland Council’s Auckland Design Office.