The Bicycle and The Bus: Alternative Transportation Modes

Hudson-Mohawk CoRE Project Presents
Friday, February 9th, 2007
7:00pm.; doors open at 6:30pm.
East Greenbush Public Library

1st in a Series: Energy and Transportation

The Bicycle and The Bus: Alternative Transportation Modes

FEATURING Joshua Poppel, Executive Director of the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC)
Joshua has worked with this statewide advocacy organization since the beginning of 2005. NYBC's mission is to provide a coherent, credible voice for the interests of all bicyclists in the state and to promote bicycling as a viable form of transportation. NYBC is currently working with the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) to bring Share the Road material to driver's education teachers. The goal of this training is to make New York's roadways safer for bicyclists and pedestrians through increased educational programming for motor-vehicle drivers. Joshua is a certified Cycling Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists and has also completed the National Safe Routes to School training.

Gregory Rosenthal, author of The Car-Free Lifestyle Guide to the Capital Region
Gregory Rosenthal is a local author and singer/songwriter. He self-published his book "The Car-Free Lifestyle" in July 2006. His book relates both his own experiences as a bus rider with CDTA as well as some innovative ideas for riding the bus. He grew up in Niskayuna, currently lives in Troy, and he is pursuing his Masters Degree in Public History at the University at Albany.

Also present will be Dave Delaney to explain and demonstrate his energy bicycle. David is a New York State Certified Technology Education educator and the President of Nature's Technology Research Family. He is a freelance Energy Educator with a little over 17 years in public education. He left public education to focus on Energy and to develop an “Energy Education Road Show”, including the energy bike, that he plans to present to schools and community groups throughout the state.

David Borton brings a demonstration of his solar bicycle. David received a PhD. from Rensselaer in 1972. As a Research Associate he studied solar concentrators and high flux solar receivers, doing sponsored research by the then federal Energy and Research Development Agency, ERDA (now the Department of Energy, DOE) and the New York State ERDA, NYSERDA. In order to commercialize solar energy, David founded Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc., in early 1993. Since 1995 David has been traveling to India to transfer solar power technologies to local industries. David is also an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer where he teaches “ Solar Devices and Energy" in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

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The Bicycle and The Bus: Alternative Transportation Modes
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