The Bikeable City
The west side of LA is becoming more bikeable every day. The increasing popularity of the Expo line, Ballona Creek Bike Trail, and Venice Beach Promenade, as well as private developers and public agencies leveraging proximity to transit and investing in experiences oriented toward cyclists are transforming the west side into a cycling mecca. Come join us as we experience some of the most interesting and catalytic improvements to our Bikeable City. Space is limited - register today!
Key stops will include:
Culver Station: One of the Expo lines most important stations, Metro is investing in bike amenities connected to the station, most specifically a Bike Hub. Hear from Georgia Sheridan, AICP, Transportation Planning Manager for Metro about the latest plans for this important program. http://bikehub.com/metro/
Platform LA: created by Runyon Development, Platform LA is a collection of the worlds most innovative merchants, chefs, and creative companies. It features a bike share program with WeWork Culver City that promotes bike commuting. Come hear from Runyon's Erin Mavian about their strategies to create the ultimate destination for collaboration, eating, shopping, and celebration. http://www.platformla.com/
Ballona Creek Bike Trail: Built in the 1930s as a service road for maintenance vehicles along Ballona Creek, the trail was striped for public use by cyclists, joggers, walkers and skaters. Significant bike path improvements include native landscaping, artist-designed gates, benches, drinking fountains, murals and other projects undertaken collaboratively by various public agencies and local non-profits. Joshua Svensson of LA County's Watershed Management Division will share their work. http://ballonacreek.org/bike-path/
Milton Street Park: The approximately 1.2-acre linear park is highlighted by green-design elements such as recycled building materials, native foliage and flow-through planters. Other features include a bird-watching platform, informational signage, outdoor seating and picnic areas. Ying-yu Hung (Managing Principal, SWA) and Trent Okumura (Associate, SWA) will give us a guided tour. http://www.swagroup.com/projects/milton-street-park-2/
Oxford Basin: Designed to enhance flood protection and reduce stormwater pollution while significantly improving the quality of the ecosystem, the project provides new public recreational and safety amenities, including an illuminated walking path, observation areas and educational signage. http://dpw.lacounty.gov/pdd/marinadelrey/index.cfm?ID=3
Distance: Approximately 7 miles
Experience: Leisurely bike ride on partially via bike sharrows, partially grade separated and/or dedicated bike lanes. Several stops made for information sharing, discussion.
Bathrooms: located at beginning of tour (Platform LA) and at end (Venice Beach Promenade)
Parking/Transit Information: Take the expo line to Culver Station, come down to street level and cross Washington Blvd. To get to Platform / Blue Bottle Coffee where we will congregate at 9:30 AM. Parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the Culver Station. Find out more about parking, click here: https://www.metro.net/riding/paid_parking/
Meet at Blue Bottle Coffee (View)
8830 Washington Blvd #103
Culver City, CA 90232
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