Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago
Presents a Bioneers Network Event
November 1-3, 2013 * Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

What is Bioneers?
"... The leading edge of the world we want to create".  
-David Orr, National Bioneers and Oberlin Project

Listen to keynote David Orr's November 1, 2013 interview with Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview. Learn about the Bioneers movement and the Oberlin Project, a public / private partnership, designed to make the City of Oberlin climate positive by 2040.


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Radio Interviews
Listen to Mike Nowak's recent interviews with Sandra Steingraber and Albert Bates.

Sandra Steingraber and the Fight to Ban Fracking in Illinois

Who Participated This Year? Take A Look!
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Becka, Jami Evans, Terry Joel Freehling Swenie, Rachel Barkley, Traci Faith, William Ho, Kelvn Kass, AmandaKelsang, Dorje Marre, Elena Medearis, Lisa

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SATURDAY, November 2, 2013
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Biking to Soccer Practice, Groceries and the Hair Salon:
What’s the Real Potential for Replacing Car Trips in the Midwest?

This session is a unique opportunity to work with Randy Neufeld and bicycle policy and product experts.  Chicago and the region is seeing the growth of protected bike lanes and bike share.  But how do we increase cycling use and political support in the awkward years while a safer more complete network is being built out?  We’ll explore practical tools, products and strategies for changing behavior in urban, suburban and small town communities in the near term.  This is important to build broader support for future reallocation of street space.  Our session leader, Randy Neufeld has traveled the world studying the best and worst in bicycle infrastructure, programs and culture. This promises to be a fun and mind opening workshop.

Randy Neufeld
Randy Neufeld 
SRAM Cycling Fund

Randy started his career in 1987 as executive director at the Active Transportation Alliance (Chicagoland Bicycle Federation) and continues to be active as a board member. During over 20 years of NGO leadership in Chicago, he gained experience working in all aspects of cycling promotion including planning, mapping, safety, marketing, design, policy, lobbying and funding.

Currently, Randy is president of America Bikes, and the strategy manager for the National Complete Streets Coalition. He serves on the Chicago Bicycle Advisory Council, the Chicago Pedestrian Advisory Council and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Transportation Committee, and is a board member of the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

Healy, Jane Blew
Jane Blew Healy 
Cycling Advocate

Jane Blew Healy is a bicycle advocate, school board member, and parent of 3 kids who get to school each day by bike, scooter or skateboard. She shops for a family of 5 by bike. She “carpools” by bike. She also founded and runs a year-round, weekly, kids’ bike club that has fostered independence and self mobility for over 100 children ages

Hoel, Robert
Robert Hoel 
Elmhurst Bike Task Force

Bob Hoel retired from the private sector in 2004 and began a second “career” in bike advocacy at the local, regional, state and national level. That has now expanded to include other forms of active transportation. In addition to chairing the Elmhurst Bike Task Force, he is also a director of the Active Transportation Alliance and the League of Illinois Bicyclists and recently joined the PACE Citizen’s Advisory Board.

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