Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fit City - May 17th

Now in its 6th year, Fit City is coming back to the Center for Architecture, looking at how the design of the environment can encourage and promote physical activity for better health and wellness..

If you have ever wanted to learn and be informed about some of the bigger ideas behind bicycle lanes, pedestrian access and walkability, food resources, health and the design of buildings and communities, this is an event that should not be missed. Several Commissioners and some of the best thinkers in NYC will be presenting and having discussions at this event.

BRBR has attended in the past so we'll give you a tip: the room, hallways, and balcony will be filled to overflow so be sure to RSVP and arrive with plenty of time to spare!

From the event flyer:

The AIA New York Chapter, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will host the sixth annual public conference to examine how design of the built environment creates opportunities for increasing physical activity and access to healthier food choices. This conference will bring together architects, planners, designers, developers, and public health professionals to address how building design and policy decisions can improve health outcomes in communities, helping to prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and asthma.

Read about the full program here.

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