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Street Talk: Streets For Whom?

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 19

February 4, 2010
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Host: LivableStreets Alliance
Type: Education – Lecture
Network: Global
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: LivableStreets Alliance
Street: 100 Sidney Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA

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Description
Should Segways be allowed on sidewalks? Should all bicycles travel only in designated bike lanes? Should motorized scooters be treated as if they are wheelchairs? Where should rollerblades, skateboards, adult tricycles, bikes with trailers or kick scooters travel? The world of personal mobility is expanding. But all those other modes are having a hard time finding their place on the streets and sidewalks of our cities. It seems someone always thinks one or more of the alternatives is unsuitable. The solution becomes clear if one applies a universal — human centered — design approach to the problem. It isn’t simple, it is just clear. It ends the discussion about vehicles. It starts a discussion about people and how they can get around in the city. Barbara will discuss the concept of human-centered design and showcase examples of streets in South America, the US and around the world. A Q&A discussion will follow the talk.

Barbara Knecht, R.A. is Director of Design at the Institute for Human Centered Design. She is also co-director of the IHP “Cities in the 21st Century” and a consultant to Westhab, Inc., an affordable housing and community development organization. Ms. Knecht holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. She was awarded a Kinne Fellowship, a Loeb Fellowship, and received a Graham Foundation grant. She serves on the Metropolitan Life/Enterprise Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing, the Board of Directors of Care for the Homeless, and the Streetscape committee of the Municipal Art Society.

Free and open to the public. Suggested $5 donation. Complimentary beer provided by Harpoon Brewery.


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Winter Repair Classes At Ferris Wheels

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 22

January 28, 2010
7:00 pm
February 4, 2010
7:00 pm
February 11, 2010
7:00 pm
February 18, 2010
7:00 pm
February 25, 2010
7:00 pm
March 4, 2010
7:00 pm

Got this in the email today, looks like it might be fun.

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66 South Street, Jamaica
Plain, MA 02130. 617-524-BIKE (2453).

Thursday Nights, 7 pm
$30/class
Take one, take them all!
Buy 4, get 1 FREE.
10% discount on an accessory purchase for every class you buy.

JAN. 28: Brakes
FEB. 4: Gears
FEB. 11: Bearing Adjustments
FEB. 18: Wheels
FEB. 25: Headset & Bottom Bracket Overhauls
MAR. 4: Hub Bearing Overhauls

For more info or to register, call 617-524-BIKE (2453).

www.FerrisWheelsBikeShop.com


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