Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Represent At The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee Meeting

This Friday, get this, the City of Los Angeles is, gasp, going to talk about bicycles. It is one of those rare opportunities for us to get our input heard at the face to face level, on the development of bicycle infrastructure and policy.

Unfortunately these meetings tend to clash with anyone who works a full time job during the week, so I will likely be unable to attend. However I strongly encourage anyone with a flexible schedule, or are currently unemployed, to go be apart of this. Some of my colleagues from the Bike Writers Collective will be there, and are leading rides to the meeting from two different locations. More details after the innocuous line of separation.

Description Of The Event From Facebook:

Friday, November 21, 2008
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Los Angeles City Hall, Room 1010
200 N. Spring St.

The Transportation Committee of the LA City Council is hosting a bike issue filled committee meeting. Amongst the items is a discussion of the Cyclists' Bill of Rights. Come out to the meeting and speak in support of the City of LA adopting the Cyclists' Bill of Rights without modification. The Bike Writers Collective wants YOU!!

On the agenda for Friday:

1) Discussion of the Cyclists' Bill of Rights
2) Report on the status of the city's bike licensing program
3) Report on the progress of the Bicycle Master Plan Update
4) Report on the possibility of a bike sharing program in LA
5) Report on Sharrows progress

and some other discussions pertinent to sustainable transportation.


WESTSIDE - if the air quality is reasonable, Alex Thompson will lead a ride to the meeting from CRANK MOB PARK (Media Park at Venice and Canfield). It will leave at 11:30am sharp. If you want to ride, be there, and don't be late!

THE CENTER (Hollywood, Korea Town, etc) - Stephen and Enci Box will lead a ride leaving from RED QUARTERS (Santa Monica & Vermont Red Line Station) at Noon.

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