Had a very exciting meeting on Wednesday re: the Bike Forum project. The New Yorker will produce this event as part of their fall festival. It will be a forum, with entertainment, at Town Hall on Saturday October 6 on the subject of bikes in NYC. I’ve been trying to get this to happen for a while and now it’s picking up steam and momentum. As someone who has biked here as a means of transportation for many many years I sense a growing acceptance of the human-powered machine with two wheels. Some fears and hurdles to be dealt with for sure — but I sense a tipping point looming.
At the meeting were representatives from the city Health and Parks Departments and from the Dept. of Transportation, the New Yorker magazine, as well as designer Yves Behar who is currently working with the Health Dept. on NYC condom dispensers throughout the city — we are talking about urban bike helmet design. To get all these people together was an achievement in itself — we had to put two tables together — I was incredibly excited at the possibilities opening up.
More news and details to follow.