Building a Bike-Friendly Community

Mia Birk to present in Syracuse 11/18.

Posted by Steve Reiter on November 17, 2010

Mia Birk, who is presenting at the Active Transportation Symposium in Ithaca this weekend, will be speaking at ESF on Thursday evening.  All are invited.
Mia Birk, Principal and CEO
Alta Planning + Design


Joyride: Transforming Communities and Empowering People, One Pedal Stroke at a Time
Thursday, November 18, 2010
5:15 p.m.
409 Marshall Hall


Please join us on Thursday afternoon for a presentation by Mia Birk, author of Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet.  A dedicated bicyclist, Ms. Birk is an international environmental advocate who has twenty years of experience in “sustainable transportation focused on pedestrian, bicycle, trail, and greenway planning, design and implementation”.   Her firm, Alta Planning + Design which employs a staff of 60 in 7 offices nationwide, specializes in bicycle, pedestrian, and trail planning, design, and implementation.


After completing her BA in Government and French at the University of Texas she received her M.A. in International Relations & Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy and Washington, DC.  In her position as Adjunct Professor at Portland State University (PSU) she founded their Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI).
For more information on Ms. Birk and her work please visit

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