Bicycle Network: Skill Up
Transforming cities for bikes the Colville-Andersen way
Famous Copenhagen blogger insists any city can be Copenhagenized. He will be in Melbourne to show us how.
7 July 2010. But first get organized. Time is running out to get your tickets for the Mikael Colville-Anderson special Melbourne presentation on Four Goals for Promoting Urban Cycling on Saturday 24 July, 2010, 2pm – 4pm
Colville-Andersen is Denmark's bicycle ambassador and travels the world igniting policy and community support for bike transportation.
He previously lived in Melbourne and his take on the positive changes since he was last here will be fascinating.
For details on booking for the talk, see below.
Denmark's blogging bike guru to visit
22 June 2010. Renowned photographer, bike culture expert, and Denmark's bicycle ambassador, Mikael Colville-Andersen, will visit Melbourne in July.
Colville-Andersen is one of the most persuasive and interesting writers on international trends in bike transport, being a strong advocate of positioning bike travel as a normal part of everyday life.
He is in Melbourne to participate in this years State of Design Festival, which has a focus on connecting good design with mobility.
Colville-Andersen will give a major presentation at State of Design, Four Goals for Promoting Urban Cycling. In his presentation Colville-Andersen explains Copenhagen's journey towards establishing the bicycle as a feasible, acceptable form of transport and shows how other cities can be inspired by the Copenhagen experience.
The Melbourne Cycling Forum
Following his talk a moderated panel discussion will travel the real corridors of influence: our city’s bike lanes. Expert commentators explore the possibilities for redefining our cycling landscape with a focus on city cycling – to and from work – presenting it as a viable and sustainable mode of transport.
The forum brings together advocacy leaders, urban designers and transport planners to openly discuss current and emerging issues and future opportunities.
A key focus point is how design in the environment, the office and on our roads can create the necessary behavioural change needed to increase the number of cyclists in Melbourne.
The event is sponsored by Bicycle Network Victoria and supported by The Trade Council & Embassy of Denmark
Free valet bike parking will be offered.
Tickets $22. Order online here
More info on the event here
For the lowdown on Colville-Andersen's great blog writing and photography see here and here.