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Friday, September 15 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Roundtable - Access + Equity: Ensuring Access for All - The Community Bike Shop Movement FILLING

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The community bike shop movement has seen tremendous growth in New York in recent years. These organizations are integral to ensuring all New Yorkers have access to safe, functioning bicycles by providing free of low-cost access to used or recycled bicycles, parts, and tools. In this roundtable discussion, we’ll talk about the future of the community bike shop movement, how to keep these organizations operating effectively, and their role in ensuring New Yorkers from all walks of life have access to a working bicycle and bicycling education.

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Ken Crandall

Director of Safety Education, New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC)
Ken became a part of the NYBC team in October of 2016 as our first Education Director. He is a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor and a board member of the Troy Bike Rescue in Troy, NY. Ken is passionate about bicycle education and safety. As such, he led the organization of the Safe Cycling Troy initiative which works with under served populations through homeless shelters and other community organizations to teach safe cycling principles and provi... Read More →
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Thea Hassan

Transportation Program Manager, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. has hired Thea Hassan from one of its partners, GoBike Buffalo, to help tackle transportation issues on the expanding Medical Campus. Hassan, who began working as transportation program manager two weeks ago, previously worked as communication... Read More →
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Karen Overton

Director, Recyle-A-Bicycle, Bike New York
Karen Overton is the founder of Recycle-A-Bicycle, a program of Bike New York since January 2017.  Since 1994 she has promoted youth environmental education, job training and healthy living through school based earn-a-bike programs & ride clubs, summer  youth employment, cycle craft... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT