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For BikeTexas’ 2013 policy lecture series “Shifting Gears: Transportation, Health, and the Economy,” we welcomed Dr. John Pucher to Texas.
John Pucher is a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Over the past twelve years, Dr. Pucher’s research has focused on walking and bicycling. His international comparative analysis has included Australia, Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and several other European countries. The main objective is to determine what American, Canadian, and Australian cities could learn from each other and from European cities to improve the safety, convenience, and feasibility of non-motorized transportation. Dr. Pucher previously made big waves in Texas at the 2010 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference.
Drawing from his 2012 book, City Cycling, Dr. Pucher inspired leaders around the state to take simple, meaningful action towards ensuring Texans have the freedom to bike and walk – thereby improving health and local economies. In addition to speaking to legislators at the Capitol, Dr. Pucher also spoke in Irving, Austin, and Houston.
Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston)
Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville)
Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth)
Senator José Rodríguez (D-El Paso)
Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin)
Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving)
Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland)
Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville)
Rep. Armando Martinez (D-Weslaco)
Rep. Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria)
Partnership for Healthy Texas
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