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Mia Birk is also Adjunct Professor at Portland State University, where she co-founded the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation. She is a co-founder of the Cities for Cycling project of the National Association for City Transportation Officials and Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. She was the Portland Bicycle Program Manager from 1993-99, Transportation Program Manager at the International Institute for Energy Conservation from 1990-1993, and has a Masters Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Birk lives in Portland, OR, with her two children ages 11 and 8. Bicycling is her main means of transportation, and a winning strategy for maintaining her family's health, safety, budget, and community connection.
Great book. Funny yet very informative that anyone involved in promoting bicycling will greatly appreciate. One of the best books I have read.Published 7 months ago by Joseph Barnett
This was one of my early books on cycling advocacy. I highly recommend! Ms. Birk is a leader in the mondern-day cycling movement in the US.Published 17 months ago by Danny
This book is fun, informative and inspiring. It gets one excited about biking and being a part of the remaking of the transportation system towards a sustainable, healthy and... Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by alamedacat
Enjoyed the book. We are trying to create a more walkable-bike able city in Brownsville, Tx and the book is inspiring and insightful!Published on October 16, 2012 by Jeff
I've been a bicyclist in several U.S. cities and enjoyed lots of really nice cycling infrastructure. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Thadeus Bacon
This book shows some of the extrodinary ways Mia was able to change the cycling world and the city around her. Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by Dustin Bessette
Bicycling consultant Mia Birk was in Calgary this summer to speak to City Council and the public in support of our Bicycle Strategy. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Rolf Stengl
Joyride is the tale of Portland, OR's transformation into the most bike/ped progressive city in the nation told from the viewpoint of the bike/ped coordinator Mia Birk. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Melalvai
Mia Birk has a real knack for keeping me interested
in a subject that I wouldn't ordinarily even have thought
about. Read more