Bike San Diego won this year’s Advocacy Organization of the Year award from the Alliance for Biking and Walking at the National Bike Summit earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Pretty good for an all-volunteer-run organization that has only been around for a little over a year. During that year, however, BikeSD shifted from being […]
Photo: Lisa "no relation" Newton/Flickr Last year’s Bike Summit is this year’s StreetSummit, taking place next week – Thursday March 18th and Saturday March 20th. The summit features opening keynote speakers, and a day full of workshops and networking. It’s hosted by the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, which urges attendees to pre-register online by […]
Occidental College’s UEPI Blog announced earlier this morning that this year’s keynote speaker for the Bike Summit will be none other than New York City’s Livable Streets Hero Janette Sadik-Khan. For those of you that have never read the original Streetsblog or any of my New York-related stories; Sadik-Khan rose to be Commissioner of NYCDOT […]
Thanks Again Josef Bray Ali and DJ Chicken Leather (editor’s note: I’m told to expect more of these videos from the Bike Summit and as they are finnished, I’ll post them here at Streetsblog.) My favorite panel from last week’s Bike Summit, "Bike Safety in the Inner City," featured a group I’d never heard of, […]
Following up on one of the suggestions I received last weekend at the Bike Summit, Los Angeles Streetsblog has created a twitter account named "labikes" which will inform cyclists of action alerts, public meetings, and action alerts to help the community get more involved with issues as they come up. Unlike Streetsblog or other bike […]
Four very different speakers, with different backgrounds and from three different cities, traveled to Los Angeles to inspire local cyclists to bring change to our streets. While each of these leaders told different stories and had different experiences, each had a common theme: to see the change we want, we need an educated and inspired city leadership.