Council Member Beggs to Host Public ‘Spokane in Motion’ Events

Breean Beggs, 509.625.6254

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:56 a.m.

Council Member Breean Beggs, in conjunction with i-SUSTAIN, is bringing Troels Andersen, bicycle program manager from Odense, Denmark, to Spokane to speak to the public at two separate events about cycling infrastructure in Denmark. Odense is a city that is close in size to Spokane, but it is one of the most bicycle-friendly places in the world. Andersen will discuss how Danish communities are working to make cycling safer and more enjoyable for the public during a presentation for students on May 16 at 3 p.m. at the EWU Spokane Center.

Later that evening, Andersen will be joined by local bike infrastructure expert Spencer Gardner of Toole Design for a public presentation on innovative infrastructure ideas both in Denmark and around the United States. That event will take place on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center.

In the fall of 2018, Council Member Beggs traveled to Denmark with a group of City employees and interested residents to learn more about environmental issues, including increasing cycling infrastructure and opportunities. That trip inspired Beggs to hold these events, which are in support of Bike Everywhere Week.

“Visiting Denmark last fall with i-SUSTAIN opened my eyes to how much more we could be doing to promote alternate forms of transportation here at home. I hope that these events will inspire Spokanites to think outside the box on how we currently commute and what we can do to improve cycling access, safety and reliability for all members of community.”

Details of the events are below:

*Student Presentation*

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3-4 p.m.
EWU Spokane Center
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. #122
Free, tickets required

*Public Presentation*

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m.
Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center Auditorium
702 E Desmet Ave., Lower Level
Free, tickets required

The Scan/Design Foundation, a non-profit headquartered in Seattle, Wash., helped make these events possible by providing some of the funding. The mission of the Scan/Design Foundation is to foster Danish American relations.


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