University of Michigan Distinguished Alumnus Lecture- Peter Lagerwey

The University of Michigan is hosting a Distinguished Alumnus Lecture with Peter Lagerwey on Friday October 12, 2012.  Mr. Lagerwey has spent his career working to expand non-motorized transportation options in cities and regions across the country.  Visit the event's Facebook page or website for more information.   

From the website:
In communities across the country, a movement is growing to “complete” the streets. States, cities, and towns are asking their planners and engineers to build roads that enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel. In the process, they are creating better communities for people to live, play, work, and shop.

Peter Lagerwey, who earned his master of urban planning degree from UM’s Taubman College in 1981, is a nationally-known expert in alternative transportation issues. For the last three decades—many years before these issues were on the table—he has worked on non-motorized transportation projects. He was responsible for developing and implementing the widely acclaimed Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, giving the city its reputation as “the most bike-friendly city of its size” as well as one of America’s most livable cities.