League of American Bicyclists
Before serving as the keynote speaker in the first annual North Carolina Bike Summit, Andy Clarke stopped by New East for a compelling seminar on planning for bicycle-friendly communities.
For almost ten years, Mr. Clarke has served as Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycle advocacy, education and lobbying group that was founded in 1880 and helped start the Good Roads Movement. Before his work at the League, Andy was on contract to provide technical assistance to UNC’s very own Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration.
In his lecture at DCRP, Mr. Clark talked about the Bicycle Friendly America program and what goes into making a community bicycle-friendly, from engineering to education to enforcement. Andy spoke of inspirational infrastructure and programs he has seen around the country and world and how we can bring those changes to other cities. Also discussed were the implications of MAP-21, the new transportation bill, on planners at a state and local level.
Mr. Clark stressed the need to continue to promote the economic and health advantages of bicycling, and look at ways we can spread these benefits as we ‘change the face of bicycling'.
Daniel Rodríguez, Director
The Carolina Transportation Program is an interdisciplinary research and education program. CTP focuses on the study of transportation planning, transit, non-motorized transportation, and land use patterns, and their impacts on health, environment, energy and economic development at local, regional, national, and global scale.