Sydney’s First Bicycle Mayor

Date: 07-03-2017

Amsterdam

Ms. Sarah H. Imm announced as the First Bicycle Mayor of Sydney.

As Sydney’s first bicycle mayor, ms. Sarah H. Imm is joining a growing global network of bicycle mayors, whose goal is to inspire the next billion people to bicycle. Sarah is supported by Anna Luten, the bicycle mayor of Amsterdam, and by global NGO CycleSpace. Sarah will be installed by architectural historian and bicycle urbanist Dr. Steven Fleming on March 29, 12:00 PM in the Red Lantern on Riley Private Dining, Sydney.

Sarah will be working to scale-up cycling in Sydney, by acting as a resource for press and media, influencing the state government and organising a series of events for cyclists to share knowledge and encourage others. CycleSpace established the Bicycle Mayor Programme, to scale and maximize cycling’s economic, health and environmental benefits. In their respective cities, the bicycle mayors will bring the public and private realms together to take action.

Cycling to the office every day, with kids and to the shops on a variety of bicycles, Sarah is the perfect candidate for Sydney. She blogs about cycling around Sydney, described as one of the most hostile places for bicyclists, and is the author of “How to Bicycle to Work – A Guide for Women.”

The announcement of Sarah as the bicycle mayor of Sydney is also the start of the international roll out of the program. CycleSpace aims to install bicycle mayors in cities worldwide to help represent and accelerate the progress of cycling, leading to  billions of new city cyclists. On June 10th & 11th the bicycle mayors, including Sarah, will gather for the first ever Bicycle Mayor Summit in Amsterdam to inspire other cities to join the network.

For more information on the Bicycle Mayor Program or for high resolution photos:

Contact: Ms. Maud de Vries, CycleSpace,  connect@cyclespace.org, +31651492843

For more information on the Bicycle Mayor of Sydney, or for more pictures of Sarah herself:

Contact: Ms. Sarah H. Imm, Sydney, sarahhyimm@gmail.com

Websites:

www.bicyclemayor.org

www.cyclespace.org

https://bicyclemayorofsydney.wordpress.com

www.twitter.com/BicycleMayorofSydney

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