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Building the Cycling City: Book Launch

Announcing the Ottawa launch of the new book by Chris and Melissa Bruntlett (Modacity), “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality”, hosted by Vimy Brewing Company.

Chris and Melissa will be there for a presentation and to sign copies of the book. Expect beer, food, laughs, and learning as they discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming a cycling-friendly culture and place, and what is happening in North America.

Bike parking will be available on site.

Accessibility info: There is a set of stairs leading to the venue entrance. Bathrooms are located down a flight of stairs in the basement.

A little bit about the book:

The Dutch have two words for people who ride bikes: wielrenner (“wheel runner”) and fietser (“cyclist”), the latter making up the vast majority of people pedaling on their streets, and representing a far more accessible, casual, and inclusive style of urban cycling—walking with wheels. Outside of their borders, a significant cultural shift is needed to seamlessly integrate the bicycle into everyday life and create a whole world of fietsers. The Dutch blueprint focuses on how people in a particular place want to move.

Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic.

For more information about the event contact Ezra Lipton:

Event Details

  • Wednesday, Aug 29th, 2018
  • 18:30 – 21:30
  • 1-145 Loretta Avenue North, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2J7

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