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Panel discussion on cycling in Chicago

Happy Bike to Work Week, Chicagoland! Each year, this week is jam-packed with exciting events put on by Active Trans and by the city of Chicago. We couldn't be more excited for this celebration of Chicagoland biking.

When next week rolls around and you find yourself missing the Bike to Work Week programming, be sure to swing by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a panel discussion, Chicago Cycling: What's Next? on Thursday, June 21, 6-7 p.m. The lecture is part of the museum's exhibit, Bikes! The Green Revolution.  

Panelists will discuss the ways Chicago is becoming a more bike-friendly city, the impact of biking on the city and our environment, trends in urban transportation and ways in which biking connects people to Chicago’s natural environment.

The panel includes Gabe Klein, Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner; Danny Solis, Alderman 25th Ward; Jeff Kidder, professor at Northern Illinois University and author of Urban Flow; John Greenfield, founder of Grid Chicago; Eboni Senai Hawkins, founder of the Chicago chapter of Red Bike and Green; and Steve Sullivan, Senior Curator of Urban Ecology at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike in Chicago: Best Biking in City and Suburbs, will moderate the panel.