Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jeff Mapes, Author of "Pedaling Revolution" to speak in Long Beach

Cyclo-Intelligencia de Long Beach,

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the visit of Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution, to Long Beach November 19, 2009. Mr. Mapes is a senior political reporter for The Oregonian Newspaper in Portland, OR. and has written an excellent book about how cyclists are changing American cities. His book puts efforts in Long Beach to become a great city for cycling in perspective nationally and forecasts what is to come here.

We have scheduled three speaking engagements for Mr. Mapes on Nov. 19. All are open to the public without charge.

Please help us distribute this information so all are informed of this opportunity.

Professional Focus 12-1:30pm
Studio One Eleven
111 West Ocean Blvd., 20th Floor

Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy an overview from a professional, practitioner perspective of cycling in American cities and how Long Beach is measuring up to its goal of becoming the best bike city in America.

Mid Afternoon:
Academic Focus 2:30-3:30pm
Cal. State Univ. Long Beach
University Bookstore

Mr. Mapes will present an overview then lead a lively discussion of social/political change in America and how cyclists are actively engaged in reshaping American cities.

Community Focus 6:00-8:00pm
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Blvd.

Mr. Mapes will address key findings of his research related to cycling in America, forecast upcoming innovations, and report on political/economic trends that support cycling as a viable, attractive transportation option.

Charles Gandy
City of Long Beach
Mobility Coordinator

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