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bryne The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation presents:
Where We're Going and Where We've Been
Bicycles, Cities and Transportation in Austin

A panel discussion with David Byrne

Sunday, September 27
Doors/Bar @ 6pm / Show @ 7pm
The Paramount Theatre

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP*.

*PLEASE NOTE: Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because so many more people RSVP for free events than actually show up, we’ve accepted reservations over capacity to ensure a full house and cannot guarantee admission.

Join bicycle enthusiast David Byrne for a panel discussion addressing the intersection between bicycle advocacy, urban planning, civic responsibility, and the pleasure of seeing the world from the vantage point of a bicycle. Special guest panelists include:

Annick Beaudet, City of Austin Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Project Manager
Jana McCann, Urban Planner with ROMA Design Group's Austin office
Rob D'amico, President of the League of Bicycling Voters

David Byrne might be best known for his extraordinary music career, but he's also an artist, an author, and an avid cycling advocate. Since the early 1980s, David has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them with him when travelling around the world. While his choice was initially made out of convenience rather than political motivation, the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more David became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation, exhilaration, and connection it provided. This point of view, from his bike seat, became his panoramic window on urban life, a magical way of opening one’s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city's geography and population. Austin Public Library

Event Parking Information

Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the One American Center parking garage, conveniently located one block from the Paramount at 600 Congress. Your $8.00 parking pass may be purchased at the garage entrance from the parking attendant (cash only). Garage hours and availability vary by event. For additional parking information, please click here.

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