One of the organizers of the forum, Florian Lorenz, wrote up “9 Lessons from the World Bike Forum” – I especially like #4 “Women are Taking the Lead in Bike Advocacy.” This list summarizes a lot of the most salient lessons of the forum for me as well, and definitely worth checking out. Also check out “The European Silence at the World Bike Forum” (you can use google translate to read it) as well – I think it helps to contexualize the forum. I LOVE that the World Bike Forum comes from South America – as Jaime Ortiz would say – we don’t need a world full of Denmarks. Each place is going to address sustainable mobility with place-based solutions.
Machines for Freedom featured a GREAT interview with Ayesha McGowan about her goal of becoming the first African American female professional road cyclist in the US. It is super inspiring, and an important read for any of us who work around equity in biking. After reading her interview, you should also check out her blog ‘A Quick Brown Fox: On a mission to add color and numbers to women’s cycling!‘
I think that’s all folks.