I’m really excited about an event I’m helping to plan for GOOD, in partnership with railLA, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the Coalition for Clean Air, and de LaB. railLA contacted us to throw a party as part of the downtown LA exhibition LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Space which envisions a future of high-speed rail in LA. So we thought it would be really cool to look towards that future and make this event completely car-free—and we’re hoping everyone is up to the challenge!
So! Borrow a bike! Try taking the bus for the first time! Race a friend on horseback from across town! Just get to the event in a way that shows LA is moving beyond cars. Besides the fun of everyone reporting how they got there, we’ll also have a few special activities. We’ll have James Rojas leading his interactive city planning workshops (which I’ve written about for GOOD before), and the folks from CicLAvia will be on-hand to tell us about their plan to create car-free streets one day this fall (10/10/10!). Plus! Prizes will be awarded to whoever arrives in the most unique, “beyond car” way.