As we prepare to observe Memorial Day our thoughts turn to the many essential workers and members of our community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We share our deepest gratitude for those who have been on the front lines of the crisis and remain committed to supporting the mobility needs of all Angelinos to reach their destinations safely and with dignity.
LACBC joined with partner mobility advocates to reaffirm our support of the proposed bicycle lane infrastructure on Westwood Blvd from Wellworth to LeConte as well as Gayley Ave from Wilshire to LeConte as essential for Metro’s Purple Line Extension – First mile/last mile plan by submitting multiple letters to and by supporting members of our chapter The Bicycle Coalition at UCLA to make public comment before to the Metro Planning and Programming Committee.
Westwood Blvd serves as one of the few direct routes to access the UCLA campus that is traversed by members of the UCLA community, including students, faculty, and staff. As UCLA enrolls nearly 46,000 students annually, houses nearly 7,500 faculty, employs more than 30,000 professional non-academic staff and is supported by over half a million alumni from across the globe, it is critical to provide safe, sustainable, and equitable access both to the campus and from the campus to the surrounding community.
We are happy to report that our collective voices were heard and the Metro Planning and Programming Committee voted to keep the proposed elements active transportation features in the Purple Line Extension – First mile/last mile plan in place.
LACBC Staff held a Chapter/Neighborhood Bike Ambassador Caucus to hear from our local advocacy groups about their efforts in the communities they represent and to support a deeper collaboration on both local and regional initiatives.
Our goal is to build stronger regional connections by cultivating meaningful partnerships among the Chapters and Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors to increase our collective impact. Join the local LACBC Chapter in your area or consider starting your own! We need pragmatic idealists to join the fight for safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable streets in your neighborhood!
Looking for an inspiring free night at the movies? Mark your calendars for a special community screening and panel discussion of MOTHERLOAD presented by LACBC Chapter, Santa Monica Spoke.
Additionally, please take a moment to share your experience by filling out ACT-LA’s Los Angeles Resident COVID-19 Experience Survey. ACT-LA is a coalition of partners that helps to look at the intersection of housing, transportation, and the economy and is working to make LA a better place for all its residents.
Speaking of getting out, check out the latest installment in our #readytoride Covid-19 video series – How you get where you’re going matters. Click the image below for an inspiring episode about our very own Richard France, bike commuter and LACBC Board Member!
Stronger together and Happy Bike Month!