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ThinkBike SF Opening Session

7:26 PM PDT on September 18, 2011

On September 19th and 20th, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, in cooperation with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, will host ThinkBike, a bicycle promotion and design workshop.

Bikeway design experts from the Netherlands will lead a series of workshops in San Francisco to discuss how the Netherlands has implemented a concerted program to promote cycling and to make specific recommendations on how San Francisco can improve the comfort and safety of its bicycle route network. Over the course of two days, teams of local experts will work with Dutch bicycle planners to address challenges to cycling in San Francisco.

Opening Session (September 19th from 9:00am to 10:30am):
Welcome address by Consul General Bart van Bolhuis and Mayor Edwin M. Lee. Dutch guests will share with elected officials, department heads, and business leaders how the Netherlands has instituted programs and policies to increase bicycling.

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