ADC Speakers' Bureau

Ted Balaker

Kathleen Calongne

Wendell Cox

John Forester

Peter Gordon

Rick Harrison

Steve Hayward

Randal O'Toole

Tom Rubin

Joel Schwartz

John Semmens

Cliff Slater

Sam Staley

American Dream Coalition Speakers' Bureau

John Forester

Summary: John Forester is a transportation engineer and author of Effective Cycling, which educates cyclists about tools and techniques for safe cycling on roads and streets. Forester's research has shown that many supposedly bicycle-friendly street designs actually make conditions more dangerous for cyclists.

Expertise: Cycling, bicycle transportation, the effects of highway design on cyclists, traffic calming

Best way to reach: email to forester at

Cost: Travel expenses (from California) plus honorarium based on ability to pay and distance traveled

Special needs: None

Downloads: Article on the Place of Cycling in Modern Societies (150 kb pdf)