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#593 In-person and Online: How I accidentally started an uprising - Bike Lane Uprising


In-person and Online: How I accidentally started an uprising - Bike Lane Uprising

Presenter

Christina Whitehouse, Bike Lane Uprising Founder


We’re making it easy to report bike lane obstructions with our mobile app. Bike Lane Uprising®️ was founded in 2017 by Christina Whitehouse after she was almost run over by a driver of a commercial truck. The incident happened in Chicago which coincidentally was named the most bike friendly city in the United States that same year.

The reality is, bicyclists are killed each year and many more are injured - even in top biking cities. With our mobile app, bicyclists are able to report bike lane obstructions into one central database from anywhere in the USA and Canada. The data has been used to directly reach out to companies who block bike lanes, has been used in court cases where bicyclists have been injured or killed, has gotten laws passed, and has pressured cities to build safe bike infrastructure.

After starting as a passion project in Chicago, Bike Lane Uprising® spread via word of mouth and is now available in all US & Canadian cities. Whitehouse was named a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine as well as 1 of the ‘50 of the most influential people in American cycling’ by Escape Collective.

“In a city that often pits cars against cyclists, where ghost bikes punctuate the landscape, Whitehouse has galvanized a movement and created policy change. All by refusing to back down. Just ask those politicians, many of whom have joined the cause.” - HEIDI STEVENS, Chicago Magazine, CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR, Christina Whitehouse, The Bike Lane Revolutionary


This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.

In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.

For more information on our in-person events, please see our COVID Policy.

RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.

There will be food! We will be serving Costa Rican empanadas, chicken casado and rice from Irazu!


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