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Mike Samuelson, Open Streets Project

Mike Samuelson, Open Streets Project

He’s Mr. Open Streets — meet Mike Samuelson of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, on the Show today.

As we get started, I jump in with a common misperception – according to Mike, the first Open Streets event occurred in Seattle back in 1965; it was and still is called Bicycle Sundays.

I’m sure there’s a lot more I will learn at the Summit. It’s set for April 4-5-6 in Los Angeles with the ultimate bonus — Sunday April 6th we will participate in LA’s next CicLAvia!

He’s got super sponsors, including LA’s Metro, so I ask,

Anyone from OCTA reaching out?

Apparently not yet, but that may change as word spreads of the great benefits accruing from these Open Streets events.

It begs the question — where in Newport Beach, or Orange County, should we target the first Open Streets Project?

I’ll take this inquiry with me as I head up to LA next month. Care to join me?

Show #59




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