Bicyclists can learn what is being done in the Quad-Cities to enhance bike transportation during a forum being held tonight at Western Illinois University Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.
The forum runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the League of Illinois Bicyclists and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, and executive directors of both organizations will be present.
Speaking on the future of bicycling will Moline Mayor Don Welvaert; Steve Grimes, director of parks and recreation for Bettendorf; Tim Kammler, East Moline’s director of engineering; Zack Peterson, a city planner for Davenport, and Randy Tweet, street maintenance superintendent for the city of Rock Island.
There also will be a panel discussion.
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“Three years ago we had something like this where we got the representatives of each of the cities together at the Figge Art Museum, and it was a very successful meeting,” Chuck Oestreich, a local bicycle enthusiast and member of the League of Illinois Bicyclists, said Wednesday night.
One improvement in the past three years, he said, is the new pedestrian bridge on Credit Island in Davenport. Milan has a new bike path, he added, and Bettendorf has extended its river bike path to Riverdale.