The Cap Times has over the past years regularly hosted discussion panels on locally relevant hot topics, such as housing affordability or criminal justice reform. Now it is time to talk bikes, and one of Madison Bikes' own, Robbie Webber, will be part of the panel of experts. "How can Madison make room for the bicycling boom?" will take place at the High Noon Saloon on June 28, starting at 6:30pm.
The discussion will be moderated by Cap Times editor Chris Murphy, and aside from Robbie (who will be representing herself), panelists include:
- Andi Bill, research program manager at the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory (a UW research center)
- Ald. Sheri Carter, District 14, Madison City Council
- Dave Cieslewicz, executive director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed
- Martha Laugen, manager of Madison BCycle
- David Trowbridge, transportation planner for the city of Madison
This promises to be an exciting opportunity to discuss ways of improving the bicycle network in Madison, attract a broader demographic to cycling, and bring our city to the next level of bike-friendliness. We are looking forward to discussing topics such as trade-offs between on-street car parking, ease of driving and bike/ped infrastructure, creating a complete network of bike infrastructure that works for people of all ages and abilities, or the question of equity in local and regional transportation. See you there!