StreetsBlog Founder Aaron Naparstek To Speak At The Bike/Walk Summit

[caption id="attachment_18909" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Aaron Naparstek"][/caption]Those of us in the MassBike office can hardly believe that after all of the preparation and excitement, Bay State Bike Week is just around the corner, and with it will come MassBike's central event - the Bike/Walk Summit! MassBike and co-sponsor WalkBoston are pleased to announce that StreetsBlog founder and former editor-in-chief Aaron Naparstek will be giving a lunchtime keynote presentation.

A little about Mr. Naparstek:

AARON NAPARSTEK is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and the founder and former editor-in-chief of Streetsblog, an online publication providing daily coverage of transportation, land use and environmental issues. Launched in 2006, Streetsblog has played a significant role in transforming New York City transportation policy and galvanizing a worldwide livable streets movement that is pushing for a more people-centered, less automobile-oriented approach to transportation planning and urban design.

As a neighborhood livable streets advocate, Naparstek’s work has been instrumental in growing New York City's bike network, removing motor vehicle traffic from city parks, and developing new public spaces. Prior to launching Streetsblog, Naparstek worked as a journalist and interactive media producer, and he is also the author of "Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage" (Villard 2003).

We hope you can join us for the Summit. Please let us know by Monday, May 14th if you can make it (to give us time enough to order lunch for everyone). See below for details on registering. Together, let's get Beacon Hill moving!

About The Bike/Walk Summit

Where: Massachusetts State House, Nurses’ Hall, Boston
When: Thursday, May 17th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Register Here

The Schedule:

  • Before you arrive: Call in to your state legislators’ offices to set up a meeting time.

  • 10:00 – 12:00 PM: Check in at Nurses’ Hall, get materials and tips, and meet with your legislators.

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Come back to Nurses’ Hall for lunch and a presentation by Aaron Naparstek.

The legislation:

  • Speed Limits Bill (H.1808)

  • Vulnerable Road Users Bill (H.3079)

  • Senior Safety Zones Bill (H.1968)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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