Los Angeles to Host California Bicycle Summit 2019: Intersections

The California Bicycle Coalition announced on October 11, 2019 that the the California Bicycle Summit will be held in Los Angeles, California from October 15-17, 2019.

The California Bicycle Summit attracts some of the most influential planners, policymakers, and advocates in California. Highlights include: Seleta Reynolds, LADOT’s General Manager; and Ryan Russo, Director of Oakland DOT on active transportation; managers from Bird, Lyft, and Uber on the micro-mobility revolution; and Caltrans district directors, who will provide updates on Caltrans district plans.

Elected officials, including Senator Tom Umberg and Assemblymembers Chris Holden and Laura Friedman, will welcome attendees. 

The bicycle advocacy community will be front and center in workshops and plenaries. Breakout sessions include examples of successful bicycle advocacy from California and around the world, trainings on policy strategy, discussions of shared mobility, and much more. 

This year’s theme is “intersections,” referring not only to actual intersections in our communities that should be safe places to walk and bike, but also to the ways in which bicycling intersects with issues such as land use, housing, and the climate crisis. Understanding how race and class have impacted transportation justice will be a central theme woven through many sessions.

The summit will feature breakout sessions on the micro-mobility revolution, quick-build bike facilities, the health benefits of bicycling for the elderly, and strategies for organizing to mitigate the climate crisis. It will offer participants networking opportunities, including bicycle and walking tours, films, and social gatherings.

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