So you've got yourself some new bike lanes in your city. Great. But guess what you might also have? A bikelash! From cranky columnists complaining about scofflaw cyclists to parking-obsessed NIMBYs who never waste an opportunity to remind you that "this isn't Amsterdam," the addition of a bike lane to your community can open up a Pandora's box of bike hate. But fear not!
Using the tools of social media, old and new journalism, and even improv comedy, changing the conversation and moving beyond the bikelash can happen faster than you think. You just have to help it along.
A presentation by Aaron Naparstek of Streetsblog and MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Doug Gordon of BrooklynSpoke,com, at the 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C., March 4, 2014
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