L.A./Metro – Bike to Work Kick Off

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Deputy CEO Paul Taylor, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) General Manager Jaime De La Vega and representatives from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, C.I.C.L.E, Good Samaritan Hospital, USC and Safe Moves will announce a series of events aimed at getting more Angelinos to bicycle to work, school and other destinations throughout L.A. County to reduce traffic and air pollution for “Bike Week L.A.” May 14-18. A series of events are scheduled all week to promote bicycling in Los Angeles, including bike blessing at GoodSam, Wednesday Mid-City/Expo Line Ride, Bike to Work Thursday (free rides on Metro with bike helmet), and Bike to School Friday.

 

WHEN: Monday, May 14

10 a.m. 

 

WHERE: USC Galen Center**                                                                       Map: 674 B1

3400 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 

 

**On-street media parking available on both Jefferson Boulevard and Flower Streets

 

WHO: Paul Taylor, Deputy CEO, Metro

Jaime De La Vega, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Andy Leeka, CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital

Jennifer Klausner, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Dan Dabek, Executive Director, C.I.C.L.E.

Pat Hines, Safe Moves

 

VISUALS: Bicyclists from throughout L.A. County will participate in the kick-off event.  Bicycle information tables and event sponsor displays will be presented.  The Jefferson/Expo Line Station is one block away from GalenCenter.  Cyclists will demonstrate how they incorporate bicycle commuting with Metro’s newest rail line.