City of Lights Partners with LA Conservation Corps to Engage Youth
Last Thursday, LACBC's City of Lights program gave the first of a series of presentations around the LA Bike Plan and bikeways 101 for low-income cyclists at the LA Conservation Corps’ Headquarters High School in South LA. In pop-ed style, after a brief explanation of bikeway terminology, we broke out into conversation with the youth about their experiences in biking, in which many expressed concern about speeding traffic, truckers, a lack of bike lanes, and feeling so unsafe that they had to get back on the sidewalk.
This is part of a bigger effort of City of Lights’ to bring more participatory, inclusive bike planning to low-income cyclists who may be riding every day but unaware of the bike plan or how to voice their concerns. We hope to partner with other organizations in high-need, low-income neighborhoods to do similar workshops so that a local, diverse bike movement is grown!
Read more about it on the City of Lights blog.