L.A. biking news…

LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be meeting with community members and bike advocates on Monday August 16th, 2010 to discuss how to promote a safe, up-to-date bicycle infrastructure in Los Angeles to rival other major metropolitan cities such as San Francisco, D.C., and New York.

The Bike Summit will be held at 9am in the MTA Board Room at One Gateway Plaza in downtown LA, adjacent to Union Station.

The Mayor’s office is using Google Moderator to solicit crowd-sourced questions from the public, and the mayor will be addressing the highest-ranked questions. Click here to visit the Bike Summit Google Moderator.

The Associated Press recently ran a story about how Mayor Villaraigosa is trying to secure funding to push the country’s largest public transportation expansion here in Los Angeles:
“LA pushing to become nation’s mass transit leader…” July 31, 2010

The LA Times this weekend noted that Mayor Villaraigosa, who recently broke his elbow when he was hit by a car on his bicycle, is attempting to make Los Angeles more bike-friendly:
“Chastened by his fall, LA mayor peddles message favoring cyclists in nation’s car capital…” August 15, 2010

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