This will be an open conversation on getting the Plattsbugh community to the next level of active mobility. Jeff Olson will join us to answer the everyday issues we all want to know, including:
- What about the winter?
- What do i do with my bike during the day if there isn’t a bike rack?
- Sudden downpours
- Will it ruin my clothing? (a lawyer who was afraid of messing up his go-to-court suit)
- Do i need a helmet?
- What if i have groceries — do i need a backpack or a trailer?
- How many calories are in a pint of beer, and how many miles do I have to ride to enjoy that pint?
- How do trails happen? Where do they come from?
Join us for a fun, informative and practical session with Friends of the SRT.
Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs.
Jeff teaches America’s first university course in bicycle and pedestrian planning, and is Co-Director of the UAlbany Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure, which creates model plans connecting public works with public health. He is a frequent inspirational speaker at conferences, public meetings and other events.
This Talk is part of Talks, Treks & Tasks -- a series of events on and around Saranac River Trail sponsored by Friends of Saranac River Trail and Lake Champlain Basin Program.