Friday, November 24 , 2017, 5:26 am | Fair 47º


John Pucher to Speak About ‘Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities’

John Pucher
John Pucher

A free presentation titled “Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities” will be held Saturday, Oct. 27. It will be presented by John Pucher, an expert on transportation who has spent 30 years studying travel behavior in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States.

It is open to the public at the Chase Palm Park Center, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. in Santa Barbara.

Refreshments will be served at 2 p.m., followed by the presentation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Pucher will describe what policies are needed to make walking and cycling safe and convenient. He will describe what the Dutch, Danes, Germans and others have done, and how we can benefit from their experiences to make our cities healthier, more livable and more sustainable.

Pucher is a professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has authored more than 100 professional articles, and his latest book, City Cycling from MIT Press, will be released this month.

The afternoon event is brought to the community by COAST, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and The Fund for Santa Barbara.

— Ralph Fertig is president emeritus of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Elizabeth Wagner
"I consider myself to be an up front and honest agent and willing to talk my clients out of purchasing a property that isn’t right for them or won’t meet their needs in a year or two."

Full Profile >