Koreatown 7th St. Bike Lane Press Conference Success!June 17, 2011 at 11:24 am | Posted in Bike News, LACBC Events | 2 Comments
Tags: 7th Street
As we mentioned in our press release, LACBC held a press conference in Koreatown yesterday in tandem with Koreatown Immigrant Workers’ Alliance (KIWA) and Korean Resource Center (KRC) on the corner of Catalina and 7th.
Despite the gloom in the sky, there was a lot of excitement building up for the “first bike lane in Koreatown” as we set up for our press conference. Several members of the Korean media including Korea Daily, the Korea Times, LA18, and KBS came out to our press conference and learn more about the 7th Street Bike Lane.
The owner of Catalina Bike and Hardware on 3rd/Catalina came out to speak about the economical benefits of the bike lane and a youth cyclist came to share his love for bike riding and his hope for safer bike rides with the addition of the bike lane. All our speakers were engaging and spoke with vigor about the benefits of the upcoming bike lane for their neighborhood.
The turn-out was amazing, and we really appreciate all the members of the community and bicycle advocates that came to support us today, with a special thanks to Yongho Kim at KRC and Eileen and Jang Woo at KIWA. It seems that everyone is just as excited as us about the 7th Street Bike Lane campaign and, most importantly, we hope that the Korean speaking community will be more aware of the campaign as well.
Keep connected on our website to follow our progress with 7th Street! Thanks for all your support!