CANCELED! “Spurring Growth Through Alternative Mobility Strategies” in Long Beach

ULI Los Angeles’s “Spurring Growth Through Alternative Mobility Strategies” on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at The Promenade Gallery Space in Long Beach from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Speakers will include Charles Gandy, Long Beach Bike Mobility Coordinator; Sumi Gant, Long Beach Transportation Programs Officer; Michael Bohn, Principal, Studio One Eleven; Kasey Burke, Vice President, Meta Housing Associates; with welcome remarks by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal.

Michael Bohn is excellent on all the design issues and his firm is designing Long Beach’s bike infrastructure. Let me know if you want to attend and I’ll put you on the comp list.

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