I’m at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Washington Bike Summit, a two-day conference that coincides today with Active Transportation Lobby Day.
As I write this, people from all over the state are volunteering their time to meet with their state Representatives and Senators and urge them to support biking, walking and transit during the legislative session. That’s pretty cool.
Below is the first of several notes from the summit. I’ll keep posting as I get them written, so be sure to check back.
Dr. Adonia Lugo:
Just a couple days after Donald Trump was elected President, Dr. Adonia Lugo flew from L.A. to Atlanta to attend The Untokening, a conference she helped organize that was designed to be a majority-people-of-color event for people working “for just and accessible streets and communities.”
But the election took the wind out of her sails as the headed to the conference, Lugo said during her keynote speech Monday. The work seemed so small in comparison to the threat Trump posed to so many communities in the nation.
Yet bicycling can be a part of the movement for a different vision of the world than the one Trump campaigned for. Continue reading