Countdown to Bike Summit: Less Than Two Months…

1_9_09_SUMMIT.jpg

Anticipation for the first Los Angeles Bike Summit, a gathering of cyclists, activists and organizations to create a common agenda for cycling in Los Angeles scheduled for March 7, is growing.  With announcements of new speakers coming from around the country, and the launch of a new website the summit is starting to come together in a visible and exciting way.

If you would like to be part of the summit by making a presentation to the hundreds of cyclists that will be present, the time to submit is now?  The application, available here, was originally due later today but summit organizer Joe Linton told me that if someone needs until early next week to finish their proposal, that’s ok too.  If you’re not sure what a workshop for the Summit would look like, their webpage provides some examples of ones that are already confirmed:

Workshop Title: Bicycles and the Southern California College/University
Presenter(s) and Contact Info: Ramon Martinez of the Green Bike Program at Pitzer College.
Short Summary: The
goal of the workshop is to promote bike ridership on campuses, connect
student activists to professional activists, and cultivate lifelong
bicycle advocacy and jobs. The workshop will address the role of campus
programs in moving forward the larger Southern California bike movement.

Workshop Title: Overcoming the Barriers of Bicycling through Social Networking
Presenter(s) and Contact Info: Ron Milam of Bikesage
Short Summary: How
does someone decide to start bicycling in LA? While many people have
started bicycling in Los Angeles, the majority of people still do not
ride on a regular basis. This panel explores innovative, peer-to-peer
strategies for encouraging people to start riding a bicycle. The
workshop will present the initial results of the BikeSage concept,
areas in which it has been successful, as well as areas in which
challenges remain. After an initial presentation, the format will open
up into a facilitated discussion.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Helmets Ready! Mayor Hosts First Bike Summit

|
Former Mayor Richard Riordan presents training wheels to the wounded Mayor. For more pics from the conference, visist Gary Rides Bikes’ Flickr Page Despite the Monday 9am hour and the picture perfect weather, a standing-room only crowd assembled in the Metro Board Room for city of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s first Bike Summit.  Alongside Mayor Villaraigosa […]

Also Coming Later Today: L.A.’s Bike Plan

|
Excerpt from the 2009 Draft Bike Plan Via the LADOT Bike Blog comes the news cyclists and community activists have been waiting for: The Department of City Planning and LADOT will finally be releasing the final draft of the Bike Plan, a mere half a year behind schedule.  Sources at LADOT have told me to […]

Cycling Coming to Google Maps in Los Angeles…Today?

|
My current Google Map of the Bike Route from my current home to my new home. The bike blogs and even some traditional news outlets are buzzing with the news that Google Maps will be launching a "bike directions" application later today at the National Bike Summit in Washington in 150 cities, including Los Angeles.  […]

CicLAvia Has 12 “Sadik-Khan” Type Projects for L.A. What Are Yours?

|
Zakaliciousness/Flickr via Copenhagenize Over at CicLAvia’s blog, Joe Linton, who is no stranger to Streetsblog readers, has an interesting article featuring a dozen "Sadik-Khan"  like projects that could, and should, be done by the city of Los Angeles before next year’s Street Summit.  After her inspiring perfomance at this year’s Summit, NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan […]