Tonight, Streetsblog Chicago will be co-hosting a happy hour with Mia Birk‘s planning firm, Alta Planning + Design. Join us from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the downstairs bar area at Vinyl, 121 W. Hubbard Street.
Mia served as Bicycle Program Manager for the city of Portland, Oregon, from 1993 to 1999, a pivotal period in the city’s transformation to a cycling Mecca. She also co-founded Portland State University’s Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation and the National Association of City Transportation Officials. At the happy hour, she’ll talk about her professional and personal experiences with transportation cycling.
Streetsblog events are a great place to meet fellow readers face-to-face, and share your passion for (and critiques of) walking, biking, and transit. Delicious craft beer and small plates will be available for purchase, or you can challenge other Streetsblog readers to a game of pool or darts.
Our intrepid Chicago editor, John Greenfield, will arrive at the event with a renewed appreciation for the Chicago region after his latest end-to-end exploration of the city and its environs. Take a moment tonight to ask him about his adventures!