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New Bike-share Programs

New Bike-share Programs

Bike-share programs are on the rise. Located in only a handful of European cities five years ago, bike-share stations are now a recognizable feature in many urban landscapes. Spurred by the success of bike-sharing in Paris, London, and Washington, D.C.,…

Rotary Club of Sandgate

Rotary Club of Sandgate

I presented to the Rotary Club of Sandgate last night on the lessons I have learned so far from my bikeshare research. President Desley Taylor introduced me to all the guests and explained all the great work the club does….

Rotary Club of Kingaroy

Rotary Club of Kingaroy

Val Hooper invited me to her club, located in the rural city of Kingaroy. She asked me to speak on rural economic development, reporting on my findings from the plan my colleagues and I helped create in Cascade Locks, Ore. In…

Rotary Club of Nundah

Rotary Club of Nundah

I gave my speech on CityCycle to the Rotary Club of Nundah. Although I’ve given quite a few speeches so far, the clubs are unique enough that each experience is memorable. I’ll remember Nundah’s meeting for their quick wit and…

Amin’s Birthday

Amin’s Birthday

To celebrate his birthday, Amin gathered a large group of friends at Orleigh Park. The group included a dozen different nationalities, a reflection of Brisbane’s huge international community.

Gratitude

Gratitude

The Rotary Clubs of District 9600 have welcomed me to their clubs and shown me around their region. They have hosted me for dinner and offered me overnight accommodations. I’m overdue for a thank you note. Every week in Brisbane…

Albany Creek Rotary

Albany Creek Rotary

            The Albany Creek Rotary welcomed me to speak at their club. My speech on bikeshare tends to generate a lively Q&A session, which is my favorite part of the presentations. During that time, I…

Fraser Island

Fraser Island

  Amin,  Dalphy, and I joined the Queensland University of Technology Sailing Club on a trip to Fraser Island. A 4WD is needed to visit the island, so I’m thankful to the Aussies who made this trip happen. We camped…