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Gabe Klein in Portland for “Lessons from Capital Bikeshare”

Posted by on April 5th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Lots of buzz in Portland transpo circles about a talk and presentation being given by former Director of Transportation in Washington DC, Gabe Klein. See the details below:

Transportation expert Gabe Klein, former Director of the District Department of Transportation (Washington, DC), Co-Founder of On-the-Fly, and former Regional VP of ZipCar, will share lessons learned from the launch of Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C. He will be joined by Alison Cohen (Alta Bike Share).

When: Friday, April 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Portland State University, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory (Room 315 of the Engineering Building, 1930 SW Fourth Ave)

Who: The event is open to the public. The room holds approximately 50 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Webcast: A live webcast will be available. Windows Media Player required. The webcast will also be archived and available later via

Mr. Klein is visiting Oregon as part of the UO Sustainable Cities Initiative’s Expert in Residence program and OTREC’s Visiting Scholars Program. He is spending Wednesday in Eugene, meeting with faculty, students and local partners, touring Eguene by bike and BRT, and giving a a public lecture as part of the LiveMove Speaker Series (5:30 p.m., Eugene Electric Station). On Thursday, is he visiting Salem where UO’s Sustainable City Year is focusing its efforts in 2010-11. In Portland on Friday, Mr. Klein is meeting with students in the morning and then presenting a public lecture as part of Portland State University’s weekly transportation seminar series (Noon, PSU Urban Center room 204 and on the web).

For more information about Gabe Klein’s visit to Oregon, please contact OTREC Communications Director, Justin Carinci.

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