Why Aren't More People Using Bicycles for Transportation?


May 3, 2012 :: Annabree Fairweather and Mark Pijl Zieber
Moderated by Carly Adams

Lethbridge is a city that comes with many benefits including a small geographical footprint. Despite its small size it is largely a motorized vehicle culture. In light of rising costs for vehicle operation, health benefits from physical activity, and benefits in maintaining environmental integrity, very few citizens view bicycles as an effective mode of transportation. This presentation presents some perspectives on how public policy has influenced this perception.

Speakers: Annabree Fairweather and Mark Pijl-Zieber

Annabree Fairwweather has a Master of Science in Psychology. She works at the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association and she occasionally instructs at the university and at the Lethbridge College. Annabree’s experiences with cycling in Lethbridge have motivated her to join the board of BikeBridge Cycling Association. Her goal is to develop more efficient—and less ambiguous—cycling infrastructure for commuters in Lethbridge.

Mark Pijl Zieber is a registered nurse and faculty member at the University of Lethbridge. He has been an avid cyclist all of his life and has made cycling an important part of his transportation profile. He is a founding member of the BikeBridge Cycling Association. This association is committed to promoting the use of bicycles as a means of transportation in Lethbridge.

Moderator: Carly Adams

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr S
Cost: $10.00 (includes lunch)
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