Innovative Cities Lecture – Chicago's Bike Renaissance

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Presentation from Mike Amsden, AICP: Chicago's Bike Renaissance; Planning, Infrastructure, Success! This seminar will describe Chicago's commitment to Complete Streets, the Protected Bike Lane Initiative, the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, and DIVVY Bike Share.

An RSVP to is kindly requested, but not required.

About: Mike Amsden, AICP is Assistant Director of Transportation Planning for City of Chicago Department of Transportation. Mike served as Project Manager for two major CDOT Bicycle Initiatives – Chicago’s Protected Bike Lane Initiative and the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020. The protected bike lane initiative aims to install 100 miles of protected bike lanes by May of 2015. The Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 is a citywide plan identifying a network of bicycle facilities that will allow all Chicagoans – from children riding to school to senior citizens riding to the store – feel safe and comfortable bicycling on City streets. Prior to his current position, Mike served as Program Manager for CDOT’s Bicycle Program and was involved in all facets of bikeway planning and design, from location selection, coordination with local officials and the public, review and approvals and project implementation.

Need Parking?
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Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Andrew Haug, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at

APA members who are AICP certified and attend this Innovative Cities lecture will receive 1 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credit. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided.