Environmental Roundtables are facilitated discussions of important environmental issues, hosted by the Loyola University Environment Program. Facilitators include Environment Program students, faculty and guest hosts.
Fair Share v. Lion’s Share: Cyclists’ Rights and Motorists’ Pretensions
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Contact: Kimberly Kahn · email@example.com · 504-865-2599
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall
Hosted by: Loyola University, The Environment Program and BikeEasy
The Environment Program welcomes guest speaker Jonathan Maskit from Denison University. Dr. Maskit will be discussing road sharing, law, and political action. Basically the idea is to take on, from political and phenomenological perspectives, one of the great impediments to cycling: having to share public space with larger, faster vehicles piloted by people who often do not know or do not care that cyclists have a right to use the roads. Because of motorist malice, inattention, ignorance, etc. cycling is often a flat-out terrifying experience. Cycling can (and has in some places) become a safe, healthy, environmentally-friendly, and even fun way to get around, but we have to reduce the terror first.
This event is free and open to the public including free parking in the West Road garage.