Transit Museum to hold discussion of BikeShare Program, June 13

June 8, 2012

Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas will talk with Caroline Samponaro, Director of Bicycle Advocacy at Transportation Alternatives, in the third installment of the museum’s Problem Solvers series on June 13 at 6:30 pm at the Transit Museum.

The discussion will focus on the City’s new Bike Share program, scheduled to launch in late July. Just as Metrocards revolutionized the subways 20 years ago, bike share supporters hope the ease of the new program will bring about a new wave of bicycle commuting. Riders will be able to check out bikes from 600 locations throughout the city by buying a pass for the day, week, month or year. Alta Bicycle Share, a Portland-based company, will manage the program.

Guest Caroline Samponaro is the Director of Bicycle Advocacy at Transportation Alternatives, an 8,000-member pro-bicycling non-profit founded in 1973. Caroline is one of the nation’s foremost advocates for cycling and has directed campaigns that address all areas of bicycling, from developing new neighborhood bike lane networks, to educating cyclists about their responsibilities on the road, to leading national roundtables of experts on public bike share systems. Caroline holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University.

Doors open at 6 pm; program begins at 6:30. Guests are invited to explore the Museum prior to the start of the program. Light refreshments will be served.

The Transit Museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Streets in Brooklyn Heights.

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