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PeopleForBikes to lead study tour of Copenhagen bike infrastructure

Published February 26, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is leading an immersive study tour in Copenhagen, Denmark, from June 6-11. Designed for delegations of local leaders, the CityBuilders Symposium combines meetings with Danish officials and transportation experts, hands-on site visits by bike, and facilitated strategy sessions on how to implement the best ideas back home. Previously only by invitation, enrollment is now open for all cities and communities.

"This intensive seminar emphasizes the role of the bike as a tool for city improvement, not as a goal in and of itself," said Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes' vice president of local innovation. "Delegates return home with a clearer vision, more inspiration and better tools to speed the implementation of current projects and create more robust long-term strategies."

The CityBuilders Symposium is designed for teams of four or more people from a city. City staff and elected officials typically make up the backbone of a delegation, joined by leaders from business and community groups, academics and philanthropists

Delegations will join experts for a rolling five-day facilitated conversation about transforming U.S. streets.

"Participants come home with a whole new vision on how multi-modal cities can work and the role of bikes in building that city," said Roskowski. "They will also develop a peer support system to help them turn inspiration into action when they get back home."

The $5,000 per person registration fee for the CityBuilders Symposium includes all on-the-ground expenses, including hotel, meals, local transportation, bike rental, expert speaker fees and guides. Airfare to Copenhagen is not included. A 20 percent deposit is due by April 1 to secure a delegation. Spaces are limited.

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