David Byrne for New Yorker festival

He’ll organise and host an event for the Bike Forum

David Byrne is organizing and hosting an event at this year’s New Yorker Festival, at a special forum with entertainment at the city’s Town Hall.

The New Yorker magazine will put together the event in October which will deal with the subject of cycling in New York City.

In a message posted on his website, Byrne said:

“Had a very exciting meeting on Wednesday re: the Bike Forum project. The New Yorker will produce this event as part of their fall festival. It will be a forum, with entertainment, at Town Hall on Saturday October 6 on the subject of bikes in NYC. I’ve been trying to get this to happen for a while and now it’s picking up steam and momentum. As someone who has biked here as a means of transportation for many, many years I sense a growing acceptance of the human-powered machine with two wheels. Some fears and hurdles to be dealt with for sure — but I sense a tipping point looming.”

–By our New York staff.

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