Voinovich School Energy and Environmental Luncheon Series features “Making Bike Commuting Possible for All”


Megan Buskirk from the Athens City-County Health Department will discuss safely and comfortably biking to work during the next installment of the Voinovich School Energy and Environmental Luncheon Series Friday, March 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Bldg. 22, Room 221 at The Ridges.

Buskirk will teach attendees how to outfit their bike and themselves to safely and securely commute. She will also cover common bicycle commuting myths, and offer solutions to make active commuting possible. The session will touch on community resources and share recent local bike and pedestrian infrastructure improvements.

Buskirk has been a public health educator since 2011. She currently serves as the Environmental Strategies Coordinator for the Communities Preventing Chronic Disease grant at the Athens City-County Health Department. She facilitates the adoption of policy, system and environmental change to create a healthier Athens County. Currently, she is working on strategies to increase connectivity of all modes of transportation including bus, bikes, vehicles and pedestrians through a “Park and Go” system.

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Energy and Environmental Luncheon Series runs each semester. These Friday forums include an informal lunch presentation and Q&A related to environmental topics of interest. The events are open to all Voinovich School students, as well as OHIO faculty, staff and students and the community. Free pizza will be served, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Not sure how to get up to The Ridges? Check out the Red Line CATS Shuttle, the Athens Public Transit routes, walk or ride your bike.

For additional information, contact Loraine McCosker at mccosker@ohio.edu.


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