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Bikes and the Brooklyn Waterfront: March 22nd

March 22, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


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


March 22, 2013
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street, Room Namm 119
Brooklyn, NY United States


Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center