DC, August 30, 2011
Planning Capital Bikeshare
As the first real Bikeshare program in the United States, Capital Bikeshare is a big hit in the District and Arlington. With early success, the program is set to expand the system with more and larger stations and further connect the metropolitan area. Attendees heard from the District Department of Transportation, Capital Bikeshare, and a DC Councilmember on the future of the DC area's exciting new bikeshare program.
About the Speakers
Tommy Wells chairs the DC Council's Committee on Libraries Parks, Recreation and Planning and represents Ward 6 on the DC Council. Wells worked for six years in the District's child protective services agency, then became director of the DC Consortium for Child Welfare until his election to the council in 2006. Wells holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota and a JD from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.
Charles Denney is a senior associate with Alta Planning + Design with 20 years of experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, and program management. Formerly, he served as the bicycle and pedestrian program manager for Arlington County, Virginia, and was the senior planner for the Bicycle Federation of America. He has a master's degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia and a bachelor's degree in recreation management from the University of Vermont.
James R. Sebastian, AICP, has worked in bicycle and pedestrian planning and implementation for the past 15 years, including 10 with DDOT. In 2010 he was selected as public sector professional of the year by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. He is a certified planner and holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Maryland.