UCLA Today wrote a fantastic article on today’s Creating a Bikeable UCLA event at noon in the California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium. Here are a couple highlights:

“The campus’s Transportation department will unveil updates to the bicycle master plan, and experts from across campus will discuss the health and environmental benefits — as well as the planning and logistical challenges — of making UCLA more bikeable. They will be joined by the Los Angeles City Council’s transportation deputy for Westwood’s council district, along with other city and neighborhood bicycle advocates.”

“Under the revised bike plan, Transportation hopes to make it easier to wheel bikes up and down the stairs between Ackerman and South Campus by adding a bike channel, a kind of gutter that gives cyclists a flat surface embedded in the stairs where they can walk their bikes instead of carrying them. The department has also begun early discussions with L.A. city officials, Fortier said, encouraging them to develop a bicycle-rental system similar to those in Paris or Washington, D.C., where people can grab bikes from hubs all over the city.”

Read the entire article and register online for the free event.