Where Do You Ride? Rethinking Mobility in America’s Cities in ‘Beyond the Motor City’

Bicyclists have driven road design and policy since this country starting paving streets. Today, planners and engineers, DOTs and individuals are again looking to the bicycle and bicyclists to help out country keep its promise of freedom to mobility. We are only one part of the system, but we help pedestrians get farther, mass transit users ‘close the last mile gap‘ and get motorists thinking out loud, why do I live in the suburb? A new PBS film, “Beyond the Motor City,” addresses these issues with an inspiring profile of the City of Detroit. SFBC is working with local groups to present a Friday night film screening of the documentary to Broward sometime this summer. We need to find a good location and want to be sure to offer the showing at no cost. If you would like to help this effort (suggest a space, donate to the costs of showing it), please contact Jessica Josselyn, the program manager for the 2035 Southeast Florida Regional Long Range Transportation Plan via email here.

The Beyond the Motor City PBS website has lots more information about the documentary, including a trailer and a list of screenings planned in other US cities.

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About Kathryn Moore / South Florida Bike Coalition

I'm the President of the South Florida Bike Coalition - a 100% volunteer organization of people dedicated to using their skills and experience to effect more, better bicycling from the Keys to Martin County.

One thought on “Where Do You Ride? Rethinking Mobility in America’s Cities in ‘Beyond the Motor City’

  1. Ok, question:
    The PBS website lists a West Palm Beach screening having happened on May 18, and a Fort Lauderdale screening coming up on June 22.

    So instead of planning for yet another Broward screening, why not work with them to promote the existing one AND try to schedule a Miami one?
    (Personally I’d also like a non-Friday date so I could attend, but I understand if it works for everyone else.)

    June 22, 2010
    BEYOND THE MOTOR CITY
    Presented by Smart Growth Partnership and the Broward County Health Department
    Broward County Health Department, Main Auditorium
    Administrative Center, 780 S.W. 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
    For more information: Alena Alberani, (954) 798-0171

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