Metro participated in the November 9 installment of KPFK’s “Bike Talk” radio program, a weekly radio show that discusses issues of interest to the L.A. bicycling community.
Diego Cardoso, executive officer of countywide planning and development at Metro, discussed Metro’s efforts to fund bicycle infrastructure improvements through the Call for Projects, which has doubled the amount of funding available to cities for the Bicycle category. He also mentioned Measure R local return funds that go to cities for their priority transportation projects that can include bicycle improvements.
Diego reported that Metro is also pursuing an Open Streets Program to extend CicLAvia-type events to cities throughout the county, as well as developing a business plan to implement a countywide bike share program.
The radio show is available online or via iTunes podcast.