In recent years New York City has added nearly four hundred miles of bike lanes and become one of the more bicycle friendly cities in North America. The person responsible for much of this is Janette Sadik-Khan, the former Transportation Commissioner of New York City.
She will be in Ottawa on April 27 to talk about her experience and to promote her book “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution”. The event is free, but RSVP is required to attend.
Ecology Ottawa is one of the sponsors of the event, and some people there are hoping it will be “the biggest cycling and pedestrian event in the history of Ottawa”. And this could turn out to be the case. Already, over 1200 have RSVP’d their intention to attend, and Ecology Ottawa has had to move the venue from the Horticulture Building (with a capacity for 530 people) to the much larger Aberdeen Pavilion (with a capacity for 2800 people).
The event takes place at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Landsdowne Park, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (Location on Google map ).