I support more bike lanes, better bike infrastructure, and all that comes with considering bikes in urban and suburban streets, and I have voted for and financially supported campaigns to do just that. But as bikes proliferate (yay!) in our urban centers and more cities become bike-friendly, I've noticed that the behavior of people on bikes seems to be declining.
In presenting programs like Shifting Gears: Bicycle Mobility on the Westside, WUF serves an important purpose bringing together business people and government and non-profit leaders with the ability to advance forward looking land-use and planning agendas in a town not always known for being visionary.
With the advent of bike sharing programs in major metropolises such as Paris, London and Barcelona, every citizen of a city, whether that person owns a bike or not, is now a potential biker. As a result, bike safe and bike-centric urban programs have become highly relevant to a much larger audience.