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Bicycle Friendly Business District Workshop
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
Bicycles are good for business: businesses near good bicycle infrastructure have been shown to have stronger growth than businesses in auto-centric developments! With a momentous strategy of building innovative, inviting bicycle facilities, San Jose has the chance to become home to new Bike-Friendly Business Districts (BFBDs), where both employees and merchants ride.
How can San Jose make the case and gain the support of businesses to make bicycling an everyday mode of transport? How can local businesses promote cycling as a strategy to strengthen sales? April Economides of Green Octopus Consulting has helped launch BFBD programs across the continent and is coming to San Jose to discuss how bicycling not only improves the environmental health of a city, but is also good for business and local economic development.
When & Where
City of San Jose, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and SPUR San Jose
San Jose is the capital of Silicon Valley. Learn more at http://sanjoseca.gov/.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) promotes the bicycle for everyday use in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Learn more at http://bikesiliconvalley.org.
SPUR San Jose promotes good planning and good government in San Jose through research, education and advocacy. Learn more at http://www.spur.org/sanjose/.