Los Angeles Streetsblog, Santa Monica Next, Santa Monica Spoke, and the Echo Park Film Center are proud to present “Observations from an Emerging Bicycle Culture” in Santa Monica and at the Film Center this October. The multi-media presentation will be at the Echo Park Film Center (1200 N Alvarado St) on October 8 at 8 p.m. Three nights later, on October 11, Modacity will give the same presentation at an office building (1640 5th Street) at 6 p.m. near the future Expo Line stop in Santa Monica.
Modacity is Chris and Melissa Bruntlett. They are perhaps best known for their excellent photography at Vancouver Cycle Chic. However, Modacity is an extension of that work and serves as a multi-service consultancy focused on inspiring healthier, happier, simpler forms of urban mobility through words, photos and film.
Vancouver bike culture is changing.
And nowhere is that more evident than in the types of people you see riding bikes. The construction of six protected bike lanes over six years has led to a distinct rise in women, children, seniors, businesses, pets, and cargo on the bikeways, many of whom wouldn’t identify themselves as “cyclists,” nor would they have considered getting on a bike just six years ago.
Modacity‘s Melissa and Chris Bruntlett will tell that inspiring story via words, images and films, including what it means for car-lite, multi-modal families such as their own. They will also share ideas and lessons Angelenos can take home, and help build a bike culture worth bragging to the world about.
Their presentation will include a selection of the Vancouver Cycle Chic films – produced by Chris – which intimately profile a number of Vancouverites who cycle for transportation; demonstrating that riding a bike is a way to be “a part of the city, not apart from the city.”
The New Urbanism Film Festival screens for four days, Modacity are in town, Garden Grove’s ciclovía, Rideshare Week, and much more this week. All Week – It’s Rideshare Week! Check the Metro website or Facebook event for details. Log your commute at ridematch for a chance to win awesome prizes! Tuesday 10/6 – Los Feliz Neighborhood Council hosts a […]
Phil Washington speaks in South L.A. tonight. The Metro board debates this week. L.A. City celebrates its newest protected bike lane. A gourmet night with Santa Monica Spoke. Lots more! Monday 6/13 – Tonight! Numerous organizations are convening a South Los Angeles Peoples’ Forum with Metro CEO Phil Washington. The event takes place at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Bridge […]
Well, here we are on the cusp of another compressed period of hyper activity with multiple transportation meetings being held in the next 10 days or so. Here are the details: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 is the groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the El Monte Transit Center. 8:30am-9:00am is the Pre-Event Public Preview while the actual […]
Saturday, October 26 Meet: 3:30 p.m in front of the new library in Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Walk: Three miles, checking out Expo Line construction and the brand-new Tongva Park led by Gary Kavanagh (you can take the Big Blue Bus #7 back to the start, or vice versa) Beers: 6:30 p.m. at Chez […]