Los Angeles County has plans to shift its entire bus fleet to electric by 2030, which is one step toward a future with in which transportation does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions to the extent that it does now. To further discuss what environmentally friendly transportation in L.A. could look like in the future, the Hammer Museum at UCLA is hosting a panel, “Decarbonizing Transportation: Mobility in Los Angeles,” on Wednesday, May 16.
This discussion, which is part of a year-long series “Future L.A.: Engineering a Sustainable Supercity,” is co-presented by the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. Future L.A. explores technology, infrastructure and ideas that can transform the region and make Los Angeles the first entirely sustainable “megacity” in the United States.
The panel will feature Brian Taylor, professor of urban planning in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and director of both the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA; Río Oxas of Multicultural Communities for Mobility; and Romel Pascual, executive director of CicLAvia and former Los Angeles deputy mayor for energy and environment. Jay Kim, assistant general manager of mobility management, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, will moderate the discussion.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., panelists will talk about how to create decarbonized urban pathways and infrastructure that enhance access for pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists and mass transit riders alike.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.