Fireside Chat on Transportation

The 405, Traffic, Transit, Biking, & More
F r i., A pr il 11 • 6 :4 5 pm at t he M os s Th eat er at N ew R o ads School


L.A. Councilmember Mike Bonin
City Council Transportation Committee Chair, Expo Line Construction Authority Vice Chair, and Metro Board Member

In conversation with Angelenos Against Gridlock’s David C. Murphy, on speeding up mobility and the pace of progress in LA, the 405 – and rail through the Sepulveda Pass, bike share, bike safety & bike amenities, Westside gridlock, transitoriented development, rail to LAX, the Expo Line, Subway to the Sea—and a broader vision for world class transportation options for Los Angeles. F r iday , A pr il 1 1 , 2 01 4 ( 6 :45 p.m. r ecept ion, 7 :3 0 p.m. ev ent ) . Presented in the Moss Theater at New Roads School’s Capshaw-Spielberg Center at the Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404. • Nearest cross street: Centinela. Biking/Transit Encouraged • Served by Big Blue Bus #5 (Centinela stop) • Free Parking

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(We cannot guarantee entry unless you RSVP and arrive by 7:30; on-site registration for those without an RSVP will be on a space-available basis. If sold out, RSVPs of no-shows will be released at 7:30 to those standing by.)

–——— Angelenos Against Gridlock thanks our event sponsors and major donors: ———

Elon Musk • Robert A. Day

Mike Schneider

This event is part of our speakers series funded by the David Bohnett Foundation featuring transportation leaders. We thank our partnering organizations, advisors, and host committee members for our speaker series:

–— Partnering Organizations, Advisors, and Host Committee for Our Speakers Series –—








Hon. David Dreier, Chairman, Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands • Sylia Obagi, Annenberg Foundation • Michael Kelly, The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs • Aaron Paley, CicLAvia • Marc Carrel, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) • Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council • Joel Reynolds, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) • Janet Elliott, International Visitors Council of L.A. • Hilary Photos: background by Flickr’s Atwater Village Newbie. Bonin by Wikipedia’s Tompontress (CC-BY-SA 3.0). Norton, Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST)

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Biography: Councilmember Mike Bonin
Mike Bonin represents the 11th District on the Los Angeles City Council. A regular user of mass transit who commutes to work by bus or train at least once a week, he is chair of the council's Transportation Committee, a member of the Metro Board and vice chair of the Metro Expo Line Construction Authority. Mike is a strong advocate for increasing our transportation choices, and believes we can relieve traffic and create livable streets and neighborhoods through greater use of rail, bus, bikes and walking. Mike lives in Mar Vista with his partner, Sean Arian, a policy expert in economic development and green jobs creation. Mike is a member of St. Monica’s Church in Santa Monica. A former newspaper reporter, Mike graduated from Harvard University in 1989 with a B.A. in U.S. History.

About Angelenos Against Gridlock
Angelenos Against Gridlock is committed to a better future for the gridlocked Los Angeles region. We believe Angelenos deserve a world-class transportation system, including: a fully built out subway and light rail system that properly serves job centers and major destinations and neighborhoods across the region; fast, frequent, daytime and late evening Metrolink commuter rail service akin to options in London and Tokyo; bike safety best practices and bike share; high speed rail; fixes to bottlenecks on highways and roads; faster, timely completion of infrastructure construction including the 405 project; and policies that encourage healthy, walkable, transitfriendly communities. Our headquarters are in downtown Santa Monica, and we are fiscally sponsored by the Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Read more about us at