Last year’s Bike Summit Morphs Into This Year’s StreetSummit

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In March 2009, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College produced the L.A. Bike Summit. The event was a smashing success with over twenty workshops and participants from around the world, bringing together hundreds of bicyclists to celebrate, debate, and advance the growing Los Angeles bike movement. Thanks to all the great folks who lead workshops last year!

For 2010, we’re opening our arms even wider to encompass the larger streets movement developing here in L.A. We’re pleased to announce that the L.A. Bike Summit has evolved into the 2010 LA StreetSummit: Biking, Walking, and Beyond. What this means is that this year’s Summit will include all the wonderful bike stuff, but also have a broader focus on walkability, parking, environmental justice, public health, the built environment, transit, and more!

Mark your calendars now: the main 2010 LA StreetSummit event will be Saturday March 20th at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Also, the Thursday before, on March 18th, Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC  Transportation Commissioner and streets advocate super star, will be giving a pre-summit keynote talk at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. Both events are free and open to the public.

Saturday guest speakers include:

  • Carl Anthony – founder of Urban Habitat, long-time urban equity and environmental justice advocate
  • Charlie Gandy – city of Long Beach’s mobility coordinator
  • and – maybe you? if you’ve got something to say about livable bikeable walkable streets, please submit an application with your proposed workshop – due January 20th. We’re looking for all types of workshops, especially hands on, innovative, and community based proposals.

Our wiki-style website is up and running; check it out and you’ll find this year’s info about the Summit. You can update the site to make suggestions, post ideas, discussions… let us know what you’d like to see and learn.

  • Newton

    Thanks Joe. I had a great time learning about how everyone is making LA bike friendly!! so excited about how we are progressing…..slowly, but at least we are heading the right direction. 2010, ‘m there!!!

  • I’m really excited to hear about the expanded LA Streets Summit and am also thrilled the movement towards sustainable transportation and livable streets continues to grow in Los Angeles.

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