|Thursday May 21, 2015 7:00 PM - Thursday May 21, 2015 8:30 PM | Free
EVENT CANCELED: Equity and Access in Los Angeles: Fostering an active transportation culture in car country
NOTICE: This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date due to an unforeseen conflict. We apologize for the inconvenience
Despite its reputation as a city built for automobiles, Los Angeles has made huge strides toward promoting active transportation and transit. In a diverse city with a unique land use and transportation system, however, serving all residents poses a challenge.
It's a challenge Seleta Reynolds is up for. Reynolds, the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, has taken on equity in a big way.
Heading an ambitious plan that includes doubling the number of people riding bikes, Reynolds encounters issues such as nurturing a walking and cycling culture in low-income communities and making sure the wave of transportation technology doesn't leave some groups behind.
Before coming to Los Angeles last August, Reynolds was livable streets manager at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she led the Vision Zero effort to eliminate traffic deaths. Prior to that, she led the bicycle and pedestrian practice for Fehr & Peers and served as the city of Oakland's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.
Save the date to join Reynolds for the Ann Niles Transportation lecture, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Portland State University.
The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation's Ann Niles Transportation Lecture series honors the legacy of Ann Niles, an advocate for livable neighborhoods. Niles pushed for better sidewalks and crosswalks to make Portland a safe and comfortable place to walk, and for bicycle routes and parking to do the same for bicycling. The annual forum furthers the IBPI mission to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among scholars, practitioners and community advocates around active transportation.
Portland State University - Lincoln Recital Hall (Rm. 75 of Lincoln Hall) (View)
1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|