Eco-Villager “El Jimmy” Lizama will be appearing with David Byrne in a few weeks. The event is called Cities, Bicycles and the Future of Getting Around and is hosted by the L.A. Public Library’s ALOUD speakers series. It takes place on Friday October 2nd at 8pm at the Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown L.A. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on-line.
Jimmy Lizama is one of the folks who started the Bicycle Kitchen at an actual kitchen in Apartment #110 at Los Angeles Eco-Village. He’s a messenger, a wheel builder, an astonishingly good cook, and quite possibly the sexiest person who has ever lived at LAEV.
David Byrne is a musician bicyclist whom you’ve probably already heard of… right? He has a new book out. Bicycle Diaries is all about his bicycling adventures in New York City and in various locations around the world.
Also on the panel is the city of L.A.’s bicycle coordinator Michelle Mowery. For more than a dozen years, Michelle has been in the trenches of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s bikeways division working to squeeze a few more feet of bikeways onto L.A.’s all too car-centric landscape.
Rounding out the panel is UCLA’s bicycling economics professor Don Shoup. Along with Bicycle Diaries, everyone should read Shoup’s book The High Cost of Free Parking! I can honestly say that Shoup’s writings have changed my thinking about how we can re-shape cities to be more bike-friendly and more people-friendly and less resembling one huge barren ugly-assed parking lot.
Get your ticket now – before they sell out.