THEY’RE DOING IT, WHY CAN’T WE???
80% of the Dutch use a bicycle to get to work, school and do errands and they own an average of 1.8 bicycles per person! While bike riding isn’t for everyone it can really help with our quality of life here in Silicon Valley.
In the 1970's the Dutch were struggling with congestion, air pollution, increasing traffic accidents, and a decreasing quality of life (sound familiar?). At that point the they started to implement overt policies to increase biking and walking. This has resulted in a broad based bicycle culture and the highest rate of cycling in the world.
On May 8th The Dutch Cycling Embassy has agreed to conduct a "grass roots" public forum in Palo Alto to share with us their experience and to offer us ideas and strategies. They’re in the US "to share our expertise and technology as the world’s number one cycling country to facilitate cycling worldwide as the most modern, efficient and sustainable method of transport." Meeting with officials from LA to SF they’ve agreed to meet with us as well.
Come join Palo Alto Forward and Balanced Mountain View to engage with the experts. this public forum will be held at 7 PM at 1001 Emerson, Palo Alto.
As always, Palo Alto Forward Events are free to Palo Alto Forward Members and $5 for non-members. All members of the public are welcome to attend!
1001 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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