Please join us on Friday September 18th for a very special media briefing.
Over 30,000 people each year die in traffic collisions and thousands more are seriously injured. If this was the safety record for a U.S. airline no one would fly it. L.A. is the hit and run county of the country. It's time to rethink how we approach traffic.
California is leading in Vision Zero interest and commitment on the goal to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries within a focused period of time while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
In Southern California Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles included Vision Zero in LA's newly updated mobility plan, San Diego has already put their own Vision Zero plan into play as well. Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal is leading the call for Long Beach and Santa Ana is also working on it.
We invite you and your colleagues to join us to learn about what Vision Zero can help make possible for Southern California from the Vision Zero expert for North America:
- 2:00 to 4:00 pm for a Vision Zero media briefing by bike - a slow, easy tour of Long Beach with Leah Shahum Executive Director of the Vision Zero Network and Charlie Gandy Vice Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition will show you hands on the opportunities of Vision Zero illustrated in Long Beach.
- The tour starts from Bikestation 223 E. 1st St., Long Beach 90802 - bikes are available for rental from Bikestation (562) 436-2453.
- We can host a maximum of 30 for this tour. Please RSVP to Melissa Balmer at (562) 221-9672 or Melissa@PedalLove.org.
About Leah Shahum
The Founder and Director of the Vision Zero Network is Leah Shahum, bringing nearly two decades of proven success championing movements to advance active transportation. Leah served as the longtime Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, leading significant change on the streets and in the policies of this leading city. She also served as a policy maker on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, and the national Alliance for Biking and Walking. Learn more about her work here.
About Charlie Gandy
Charlie Gandy is a nationally recognized expert in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy. He is a popular consultant and speaker known for sparking innovation. Charlie founded Bike Texas, created the Thunderhead Alliance retreat for biking and walking advocates and originated and developed the Bike Friendly Business Districts program in collaboration with Bike Long Beach.
Charlie is the Vice President of the California Bicycle Coalition's board. He has led more than 500 individuals from professional organizations, civic leadership,themedia and others passionate about creating great cities on tours of Long Beach both by biking and walking. He is currently working on a book about how America is falling back in love with the bike and his 25 years as a bike advocate. You can find his writing here.