Long before Interstate 110 became the first freeway in the Western United States, Los Angeles was connected via a series of elevated bikeways such as the long-dismantled California Cycleway and the Santa Monica Cycle Path. Today, Los Angeles is a city with mild climates, picture perfect oceanfront views, mostly flat grids, and near-constant traffic congestion. It offers many compelling reasons for residents and visitors to enjoy the thrill of urban cycling. Yet less than 1% of Angelenos commute to work via bike. Our panel seeks to understand and discuss ways to create accessible and experiential infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, whether they are commuting to their office or vacationing along Los Angeles’ scenic Santa Monica Bay.
Considering the 2028 Olympics, which is fast approaching, the topic of creating Inclusive and Experiential Infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians takes on a new urgency. With the right focus and thoughtfulness, the efforts to prepare Los Angeles for an influx of over 500,000 visitors could be harnessed to benefit the city well beyond 2028. The goal of our interactive panel is to bring together avid cyclists who are also experts in the field of design, advocacy, community engagement, wellness, and urban planning to discuss both short and long term strategies for creating a more accessible and interconnected city. Join us on June 19 at Abramson Teiger Architects’ studio!
Trevor Abramson, FAIA, Design Principal, Abramson Teiger Architects
Greg Laemmle, Laemmle Theaters, The Laemmle Foundation, and the LA County Bike Coalition Member
Kelton Wright, Author of the City Cycling Guide: Los Angeles and Vertical Director of Movement & Sports for Headspace
Andrew Ross, Civil Engineer, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Eli Akira Kaufman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
TALK: 5PM – 8PM
OFFICE TOUR / SOCIAL HOUR: 5PM - 6PM
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: 6PM - 7PM