2015 Greenbuild Tour Bike DC- Transit, Health, and Gardens Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health 00244
TS06 - Bike DC: Transit, Health, and Gardens
Saturday, November 21, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Want to get outdoors and cruise the Nation’s Capital? This half-day bike tour led by the DC chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will take participants at a leisurely pace through historic, revitalized, and picturesque areas of downtown DC. The first stop is an urban farm and community education center, Walker-Jones Community Gardens, where attendees will experience an outdoor classroom consisting of unique gardens, composting piles, and an irrigation cistern which provide an experimental learning opportunity beyond a typical classroom setting for children in the District. The bike tour will become interactive at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health with touchscreen exhibits and cutting-edge health technology displays. Rolling on to the city’s transportation hub, Union Station, the group will learn about the Station’s new, ultra-modern bike station, and engage in a discussion about how this facility has interconnected various transit systems in DC, making public transportation for visitors and commuters convenient. Biking on to the historic National Mall, a stop at the Smithsonian’s Gardens will surely provide some green inspiration. The biking portion of the tour will conclude at the District Architecture Center where a panel of speakers will further discuss how the District has been transformed by alternative means of transportation. The total biking distance for this tour is 4.30 miles; the total walking distance is 0.60 miles. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate itinerary has been coordinated that will highlight these projects. Thank you to DPR Construction for sponsoring this tour.