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State of the Bike Boom in DTLB

11AM on May 25 via Zoom

May’s webinar will explore how cycling contributes to a healthy downtown urban core.  Panelists will discuss a variety of topics including how to continue the pandemic bike boom, best practices for our bicycling community investments, and equity issues.

According to discussion moderator Allan Crawford, Long Beach has seen an explosion in biking over the past several years. “The City has focused on adding bike infrastructure to make it easier and safer for our residents and visitors to bike in our community. The result has been an increase in the use of bikes for commuting, going to and from our businesses, and recreation.  Especially over the past year, we have experienced a tremendous biking boom due to the pandemic,” said Crawford, Executive Director, BIKEable Communities.

 
Allan Crawford

Allan Crawford

Consultant and Director

BIKEable Communities
Moderator
Charlie Hockett

Charlie Hockett

Community Engagement/ Partnership Development Specialist

Sound Transit
Panelist
Ricardo Light

Ricardo Light

Transportation Planner

City of Long Beach
Panelist
Chris Nolte

Chris Nolte

Founder

Propel Bikes
Panelist
Johnny Tully

Johnny Tully

Founder/CEO

Pedal Movement
Panelist
Brenda Yancor

Brenda Yancor

Community Engagement Manager

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Panelist

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