Meet the Women’s Forum Speakers: Nicole Freedman, Boston Bikes
The day the news broke, it was all the buzz in the League office: After a brief absence, Nicole Freedman was back in the saddle in Boston.
A former Olympic cyclist, Freedman stepped up to a challenge as the first director of Boston Bikes, when the mayor launched the program in 2007. Back then, Boston was widely recognized as one of the worst cities for cycling. Freedman played a huge role in changing that.
She oversaw the launch of the Hubway bikeshare system, brought the first professional race to town, and guided the city to a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community status. Next week, she’ll join us at the National Women’s Bicycling Forum.
Freedman will share the stage with another big city cycling leader: New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Our closing keynote will not only include remarks from the Commissioner, but also a short conversation between the two cycling visionaries.