Slated for March 7th (right before the National Bike Summit), organizers hope the event will tap into the emerging growth and energy of the LA bike scene. Somehow, in the cradle of America’s car culture, a vibrant bike culture exists in LA (don’t take my word for it, LA’s bike scene hit the big time with this big feature spread in Los Angeles Magazine).
I can’t wait to hear what they think of Elly’s presentation. She’s titled it, “From Donuts to Platinum: Building Biketopia in Portland Oregon”. Here’s a snip from the blurb she sent them for the event program:
“From rogue city planners to doughnut-loving activists, this talk covers the key movements and participants in Portland’s path towards being the most bicycle-friendly city in the nation, as well as the challenges that we, along many other new world cities, face in retrofitting and changing the culture of a car-oriented city.”
I love it. It all starts with donuts. Everything pretty much falls into place after that. Go Elly!