MCBC Advocacy Speaker Series 2017 “Street Fight” Author Jason Henderson Kicks off MCBC Speaker Series Tonight

MCBC is excited to kick-off a three-part speaker series that will bring bicycling and transportation expertise to Marin County.

The first presentation features Jason Henderson this Wednesday, May 24 at The New Wheel in Larkspur.  Join us at 6:30 for beer, wine & snacks, then enjoy Jason’s presentation beginning at 7 PM.

Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite
(You may also purchase tickets at the door – limited seating, so get there early!)

Henderson is a professor in Geography & Environment at SF State, author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, and co-author of Low Car(bon) Communities: Inspiring Car-free and Car-lite Urban Futures.

Henderson’s work largely focuses on how culture, economics, and politics have influenced the allocation of street space in San Francisco and Copenhagen, Denmark. Looking at San Francisco’s role as an incubator of progressive movements and Copenhagen’s role as the world’s most bike-friendly city, Henderson tells a compelling story of how the debate over sustainable transportation may evolve in Marin County.

Please join MCBC in welcoming Jason Henderson to Marin to hear what he’s learned from San Francisco’s struggles and Copenhagen’s successes–and gain a better understanding of how Marin’s own politically-charged climate shapes our efforts to improve bicycling in Marin.

Additional details and tickets can be found on the event page at mcbcspeakers.eventbrite.com.

Some reviews of  “Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francsico”

Street Fight is an excellent contribution to the transportation geography literature. Henderson succeeds in bringing to the fore the role that ideology plays in transportation policy discussions.”

“We can dream of cities where we can walk and bike easily and of the role we can play by designing urban greenbelts and parks. But how to make it happen? Henderson, an associate professor of geography at San Francisco State University, provides a detailed case study in Street Fight. . . . ‘San Francisco is on the leading edge here in the United States–it’s on the cusp of transforming itself and getting away from car dependency,’ Henderson says.”

Street Fight addresses a timely and important topic: mobility in contemporary cities. And it offers insight into the complex and convoluted political machinations surrounding urban development questions as well as transportation policy.”

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