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    Los Angeles: Electric Scooter Capital of the World (NON-MEMBERS-use this form to register)

    Friday, November 16, 2018 at 07:15 AM
    Helms Design Center in Culver City , CA

    Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, the traffic capital of the world and, as of recently, the app-enabled electric scooter capital of the world. Ever since Bird scooters appeared suddenly on the streets and sidewalks of the Westside about a year ago, Angelenos have been both baffled and inspired by them. Following the "disruptive" business models of other tech firms, scooter companies have deployed without permission in many cities and only recently have agreed to abide by regulations and conduct pilot projects. 

    Fans contend that they -- along with dockless bicycles -- may be a crucial part of the solution to the perennial "first mile, last mile" problem. Critics see them as dangerous, illegal toys that clog up streets and sidewalks. As Westside cities get serious about regulating, promoting, and, in some cases, banning scooters, WUF will discuss their pros and cons. And we will explore the ways transportation planners, scooter companies, and even developers are trying to make the most of this revolution in personal transportation. 

    Panelists
    Tim Harter
    Senior Manager
    Government Relations at Bird

    Joshua L. Schank
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Los Angeles County Metro

    Ryan Smith
    Executive VP - Investments
    Hackman Capital

    Francie Stefan
    Chief Mobility Officer/Assistant Director of Planning
    City of Santa Monica

    Moderator
    Patrick Sisson
    Senior Reporter
    Curbed

    Helms Design Center @ the Helms Bakery campus
    8745 Washington Blvd.
    Culver City, CA  90232
    Google map and directions

    Parking
    Available in the adjacent, interior parking garage at 8711 Washington Blvd., Culver City (look for the red banners), or ample street parking, or via the Expo Light Rail line, one block to the east of Helms Bakery.

    7:15am-9am

    7:15am  Registration
    7:30am  Breakfast
    7:45am  Panel Discussion

    $50  members
    $65  nonmembers
    $10  student members
    $15  student nonmembers

    Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  After November 14, 2018 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.

     


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