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Bike Talk: Chicago’s Cycling Future
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bike Talk: Chicago’s Cycling Future

As cycling enjoys a new Golden Age in our region, this session explores the history of bicycling in Chicago while also examining important contemporary questions. What should be done to assure that bicyclists have the appropriate infrastructure? How are cycling resources being distributed within our neighborhoods? Julia Bachrach will illuminate the evolution of bicycling in Chicago. Chicago Reader columnist John Greenfield and city planner Benet Haller will report on the city’s diverse and growing cycling community, and Maggie Melin of the Active Transportation Alliance will forecast the future of cycling in Chicago. This program is sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. 

Cost: Public $35, CAF Members 28$ Beer and light refreshments (This event is open only to guests 21 years old or older.) Register at architecture.org.

Image: Veledrome in Humboldt Park, 1936, Chicago Park District Records: Photographs, Special Collections, Chicago Public Library. 

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Honoring Significant Local Women in Chicago’s Parks
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Honoring Significant Local Women in Chicago’s Parks

Hear fascinating stories about Chicago’s influential women and the process of naming parks in their honor.

This event is sponsored by Park Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society and will be held at Indian Boundary Park. It is free to the public, but RSVP will be required. More information to be announced.

(Photograph: Dr. Margaret Burroughs)

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