Hosted by WP+D's Board Alumni!
Join WP+D and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) on a fun and casual bike ride in Brookfield and learn about pedestrian and bike planning and institutional collaboration in the suburbs. Either meet us with your bike in Brookfield or join us on a bike ride from Logan Square there. Once there, you'll hear from transportation and Village planning experts about bike infrastructure and encouragement projects; how the Village collaborates with a big regional institution, the Zoo; and other exciting planning projects happening in the community. We'll take a stroll through the Zoo, too, and see other innovative planning projects, including stormwater management, open spaces, and zoning. A planner and bike enthusiasts dream ride!
Date: Saturday September 9th (Rain Date Saturday, September 23rd)
Start Time: Either meet in Brookfield at 11 am or in Logan Square (at BFF Bikes 2113 W. Armitage) at 9:00 a.m.
End Time: Estimated end time in Brookfield: 2 pm. Estimated return time if riding back to Logan Square: 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Members $20 Non-Members $30 (lunch included)
Distance if you're biking there: 12 Miles Each Way - No Drop (Meaning we won't leave anyone behind or expect the group to become separated during the ride)
If you're meeting us in Brookfield: Meet us at the Hollywood/Zoo Stop Metra Station at 11:00 am. You can either drive and park there (for free!) or take the 10:40 am BNSF Metra from Chicago Union Station to the Hollywood/Zoo Stop Station.
Average Speed: 10 MPH
Skill Level: Moderate (We will ride on the street)
Lunch: A mix of salad, pizza, and appetizers generously sponsored by Paisans Pizza in downtown Brookfield!
Gear: Helmet, bike, lock, hydration, sunscreen, camera
The WP+D Board Alumni members organizing this event are Emily A. Egan, AICP and Jacque Henrikson, AICP. Emily is the Village Planner for the Village of Brookfield and Jacque is a Planner at the Active Transporation Alliance. Both have a love of biking, Brookfield, and WP+D!
Join us for this fun ride and meet other people in planning and related fields! Don’t miss out, register today.