When I heard that Talking Heads lead guitarist and singer David Byrne was a bicycle fanatic, I pictured him wearing his famous white "big suit" from his "Stop Making Sense" days, while riding a two-wheeler and swiveling his suit's wide shoulders to catch the wind on curves.
Byrne, it turns out, is more serious than that when it comes cycling. And he'll tell Philly all about it on Feb. 4th, when he'll be the star panelist at “Cities, Bicycles and the Future of Getting Around: A Special Urban Sustainability Forum with David Byrne.”
The already sold-out event will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, where Byrne will be joined by Bicycle Coalition executive director Alex Doty, city representative Katherine Gajewsk; and urban theorist Ignacio Bunster-Ossa. The forum will be moderated by Christine Knapp of PennFuture.
Together, "they'll address the intersections among bicycle advocacy, urban planning, civic responsibility, and the pleasure derived from seeing the world from a bicycle," says the Academy's Carolyn Belardo.