Gayle Prest

Gayle Prest: City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program

At the Garrison Institute’s 2011 Climate, Cities and Behavior Symposium, Gayle Prest, Sustainability Director of the City of Minneapolis, discusses the City’s bike program. “So here it is in a nutshell,” she says, “we’re trying to make biking normal and fun.” She describes biking trends in Minneapolis, which has the second highest percentage of bike commuters in the country. She highlights the strategies the City uses to convert recreational cyclists to commuters, describes common fears around transit-oriented biking and explaines the City’s methods of helping people overcome them.