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Save the Date for FitCity Miami 3 – 2/19/2016

Chicago’s first BRT to speed up east-west travel in Loop

The Active Transportation Alliance announced that service began in the Loop Link corridor – Chicago’s first bus rapid transit project – on Sunday, December 20. This is a new improvement for thousands of Chicago residents who ride, bike and walk across the Loop each day.  According to the Alliance, the addition of dedicated bus lanes rightly gives transit riders priority downtown while freeing up space for protected bike lanes and people walking.

Learn more and read the full article at: http://activetrans.org/blog/chicagos-first-bus-rapid-transit-corridor-will-speed-east-west-travel-loop

Talk by Gabe Klein, transit innovator and author of “Start-Up City”

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation are hosting a talk by Gabe Klein author of “Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done & Having Fun” at The Idea Center at Miami Dade College.

6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:30 p.m.: Program

More than ever, cities are charged with carrying out national-level policies and are expected to be at the forefront of our response to climate change, housing inequality, job creation and public health. At the same time, most city government agencies are perennially understaffed and impeded by cumbersome, often backward regulations that leave them at odds with the private sector. Seemingly insurmountable frustrations are everywhere. So the big question is: Can meaningful changes be made in spite of these realities? Gabe Klein argues in his book, “Start-Up City,” that the answer is yes.

Klein formerly led the Chicago Department of Transportation under Mayor Rahm Emanuel and was director of the District Department of Transportation under Mayor Adrian Fenty in Washington, D.C. He launched Capital Bikeshare in Washington, the first large-scale bike-share system in the U.S. In Chicago he later launched Divvy, which is now the largest bike-share system in the U.S.

Before entering government, Klein honed his creativity and leadership skills working for startups, including Zipcar, where he served as vice president for four years. He also wrote a business model for the first point-to-point car-sharing concept. Klein sits on the boards of the National Association of City Transportation Officials and Streetsblog.

Where: The Idea Center at Miami Dade College – 315 NE Second Ave. Building 8, Fifth Floor. Miami, FL 33132 – View Map

Learn More & Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-gabe-klein-transit-innovator-and-author-of-start-up-city-tickets-20036249963