AirTalk for October 22, 2013

Bike summit explores the mainstreaming of cycling in the Golden State

Largest Bike Share Program In US Underway In New York City

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What would it take for you to make cycling your main method of transportation?

More Californians are giving the car the slip and hopping on bicycles for their daily commutes. Next month, a summit in the Bay area will explore the implications of the mainstreaming of cycling in California.

What are the legal implications? What would it mean for urban planning? What would need to happen for drivers and cyclists to safely share the road?

AirTalk is inviting cycling advocates and lobbyists from both Southern and Northern California to talk policy and strategy. As evident from greater funding and more welcoming legislation, including a bill signed recently by Governor Jerry Brown -- the “Three Feet for Safety Act”, cyclists are coming together to form an nascent political bloc. What are their concerns and goals?

Guests:
Charlie Gandy, Vice President, Board of Directors, California Bicycle Coalition; President of  Livable Communities Inc., a nationally recognized consulting firm. He has served as  mobility coordinator for the City of Long Beach & as director of advocacy programs for the Bicycle Federation of America.

Steven Wallauch, Lobbyist with Platinum Advisors; Wallauch specializes in transportation policy in Sacramento; he works with the California Bicycle Coalition


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