Complete Streets superstars Gil Penalosa from 8-80 Cities and Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein from Chicago will be the keynote speakers at an upcoming conference in Los Angeles. 8-80 Cities promotes cities that are safe and enjoyable for people whether they are 8 years old or 80 years old. Gabe Klein, under appointment of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is working to implement 100 miles of protected bike lanes in the Windy City, and while a Commissioner in Washington D.C., the city installed the nation’s first bike-sharing program among other innovative improvements.
Given these speakers and based on my experience at the 2011 Complete Streets conference, which had great energy and provided current information on Complete Streets in Los Angeles, I highly recommend signing up for the 2012 event while slots are still available (note some of our Living Streets LA folks are participants).
The conference takes place on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 8 am to 5 pm at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Little Tokyo. The full agenda and registration information can be found here. Sponsors include the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and County of Los Angeles Public Health.