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LA has long been celebrated as a city of “mobility,” a place that was defined by its freedom of movement, where you could zip across the Southland feeling cool in a stylin' car.
But now we are trapped in gridlock of our own making. Can we change that? Can we restore a sense of fun to getting around? Hear about why eBikes just might be the answer, with guests Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry, and commentary from Scott Bice, Alejandro Martin Lopez and TJ Flexer.
And Michael Lejeune talks about putting the cool into Metro.
eBikes were invented more than a hundred years ago – but now some Southland companies are reinventing them. One of them Pedego in Irvine. Pedego, which means Ped for pedal, e for electric and go for, Go, was founded by lifelong buddies Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry. Last week we visited the company and started out by trying one.
Michael Lejeune is Creative Director at Metro, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, that serves as transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder and operator for the County of Los Angeles. Metro distributes federal, state dollars and local dollars for projects ranging from rapid buses and repurposing a street with bike lanes to building a new train line and stations.
He is tasked with making public transportation cool in L.A.
Michael Lejeune, Metro