Tuesday, June 4, 2013

AIA|LA UDC Presents...Building Bike-Culture in Los Angeles :: Wednesday, June 19 (6:30 - 8:30pm)

AIA|LA Urban Design Committee Presents...
Building Bike-Culture in Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 19 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
AIA Los Angeles
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA  90010

RSVP to will@aialosangeles.org - Limited Capacity.

Guest Speakers:
Aaron Paley, Executive Director, CicLAvia
Emily Duchon, Senior Designer ALTA Planning + Design
Ryan Johnson, Planner, ALTA Planning + Design

CicLAvia has helped propelled bikes and bike culture into Los Angeles’ mainstream. What started out as an import from Bogota in 2010 was quickly adopted in LA culture. At the same time the City of Los Angeles has adopted a wide-ranging Bicycle Master Plan and is improving bike infrastructure around the city.

Please join us for a presentation and discussion of how bikes are changing how we move and experience Los Angeles and where we go from here.

Speaker Bios:
Aaron Paley is a co-founder and the Executive Director of CicLAvia. He has been producing, consulting and creating events in public spaces for the past 27 years. He is the president of Community Arts Resources.

Emily Duchon is a Senior Designer for Alta Planning + Design, a firm focused on improving active transportation. Emily’s creativity, energy and ten years of experience in ecological design give her the tools to create vibrant active transportation networks in communities. Her work includes complete street design, bicycle facility design, and pedestrian and trail master plans and designs. As a landscape architect, Emily is experienced in taking projects from concept design through construction. 

Ryan Johnson is a Planner in the Los Angeles office of Alta Planning + Design. A 2012 graduate of the UCLA Urban Planning program, Ryan’s experience includes bicycle and pedestrian counts and infrastructure audits, transit station access plans, bikeways planning, and safety education. Locally, he is involved in a Metro station access study, as well as several Safe Routes to School initiatives. Ryan is a board member of the Young Professionals in Transportation Los Angeles chapter, an active volunteer for the LA County Bicycle Coalition, and a certified League Cycling Instructor.


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