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Bike Lane Uprising Presents at Chi Hack Night

Join us in person on Tuesday 6/11 at Chi Hack Night for a look back into "How I accidentally started an uprising" and what we've been up to since our last Chi Hack Night presentation 5 years ago. After the presentation we will re-locate to Haymarket Pub & Brewery.

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Bike Lane Uprising Presents at Chi Hack Night
Bike Lane Uprising Presents at Chi Hack Night

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

About the event

This Event: This event is free, and open to the public, but you must RSVP ahead of time through Chi Hack Night's website. Please RSVP here

Agenda:

  • 6:00 pm Eating & socializing
  • 6:20 pm Welcome, house rules & three-word introductions (welcome, first-timers!)
  • 6:45 pm Presentation: "How I accidentally started an uprising - Bike Lane Uprising"
  • 7:15 pm Q&A
  • 8:00 pm Join Bike Lane Uprising at Haymarket Pub and Brewery (5 min bike ride / 15 min walk)

About Chi Hack Night:

About Bike Lane Uprising

We’re making it easy to report bike lane obstructions with our mobile app. Bike Lane Uprising®️ was founded in 2017 by Christina Whitehouse after she was almost run over by a driver of a commercial truck. The incident happened in Chicago which coincidentally was named the most bike friendly city in the United States that same year.

The reality is, bicyclists are killed each year and many more are injured - even in top biking cities. With our mobile app, bicyclists are able to report bike lane obstructions into one central database from anywhere in the USA and Canada. The data has been used to directly reach out to companies who block bike lanes, has been used in court cases where bicyclists have been injured or killed, has gotten laws passed, and has pressured cities to build safe bike infrastructure.

After starting as a passion project in Chicago, Bike Lane Uprising®  spread via word of mouth and is now available in all US & Canadian cities. Whitehouse was named a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine as well as 1 of the '50 most influential people in American cycling' by Escape Collective.

“In a city that often pits cars against cyclists, where ghost bikes punctuate the landscape, Whitehouse has galvanized a movement and created policy change. All by refusing to back down. Just ask those politicians, many of whom have joined the cause.” - HEIDI STEVENS, Chicago Magazine, CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR, Christina Whitehouse, The Bike Lane Revolutionary

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