Bike summit coming to L.A.
Just a quick heads-up on an event this week that might interest people who would rather get around town on two wheels than on four: The Bicycle Summit is being held Saturday at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College downtown.
The idea, as the name suggests, is to promote more cycling options. There are several dozen workshops covering everything from bike safety to how bikes fit into the big scheme of things in other cities such as Davis, Calif., Mexico City and Portland, Ore., where 3.5% of commuters pedal to work, according to the Census Bureau. That's nine times the national average and city officials in Portland insist the number is actually higher.
For more information, the schedule of events and registration, go to the bike summit's website.
-- Steve Hymon