The day will begin with registration and check-in from 7:45 to 8:30am. A Continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of Mavro Coffee on Venice Boulevard.
The conference will include four panels with three to four participants each. Panelists include economists, transportation experts, safety experts, business owners, and others. Each panel will begin with presentations, followed by an audience Q&A. The panels will last 90 minutes each, with breaks in between. We’ll also feature audio-visual presentations. Please see the Conference agenda for full information.
Each panel will address a different aspect of road diets and transportation planning. We will cover issues including the impacts of road diets on safety, traffic, and emergency response times, as well as their often devastating effects on local businesses. We’ll have one panel specifically discussing the bigger picture of current land use fads.
Your registration includes full access to the event as well as breakfast, a three course lunch, and an optional cash bar happy hour at the event’s conclusion. Lunch will start with a selection of appetizers served family style, followed by your choice of one of four entrées from the Mar Vista’s famous panoply of chef-inspired creations, and a selection of dessert choices.
OPTIONAL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 ROAD DIET WALKING TOUR
Your registration also includes an optional Friday evening (October 4) walking tour of the infamous Venice Boulevard road diet. The tour, led by experts from Keep L.A. Moving and its affiliate group Keep The U.S. Moving, will depart The Mar Vista restaurant at 6:30pm. During the walk we’ll meet and speak with business owners - including some of the 22 who have been forced to close their doors - about the devastating effects the road diet has had on their livelihoods. You’ll also witness firsthand the impact of the road diet on congestion, and potentially the obstruction of fire trucks and ambulances en route to emergencies.
We are thrilled that The Mar Vista restaurant in West Los Angeles will be hosting Keep L.A. Moving 2019. An anchor in the vibrant Mar Vista neighborhood, the restaurant features fresh, eclectic California fare. It’s a quintessential L.A. spot that’s been a hit with locals and out-of-towners for years.
Mar Vista is located approximately seven miles from Los Angeles International Airport. We recommend a ride share or taxicab.
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