This Week on DnA: Putting the “Cool” Back in LA Mobility, from the Bus to the eBike

LA has long been celebrated as a city of “mobility,” a place that was defined by its freedom of movement, where you could zip across the Southland feeling cool in a stylin' car.
But now we are trapped in gridlock of our own making. Can we restore the joy to getting around? Find out on this show, on making Metro "cool" and why eBikes might be the "missing link" in LA transportation.

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LA has long been celebrated as a city of “mobility,” a place that was defined by its freedom of movement, where you could zip across the Southland feeling cool in a stylin’ car.

But now we are trapped in gridlock of our own making. Can we change that? Can we restore a sense of fun to getting around? Find out on this show.

 

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Metro’s Creative Director Michael Lejeune talks about what it takes to put the “cool” into buses, trains, carpool lanes and biking the “first mile-last mile” piece of the public transit commute.

But what if your commute is several miles or features very steep hills?

Hear about why eBikes just might be the solution, with guests Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry, co-founders of Pedego, and why Ford Motor Company chose to attach their name to a Pedego eBike. Also, hear commentary from Ford-Pedego customer Scott Bice, Troika‘s branding expert Alejandro Martin Lopez and TJ Flexer of Orange 20 Bikes.

Meet The Guests in Person Sunday

This show offered a taster of some of the themes that will be discussed at our KCRW/DnA public event on mobility in Los Angeles taking place at the Helms Bakery District on Sunday, May 18.

Don DiCostanzo, Michael Lejeune and TJ Flexer will be at the event. You’ll be able to check out the Ford-Pedego, as well as other eBikes including the latest from Southland manufacturer iZip. And Ford is also going to show off its new Solar C-Max solar-powered car. Also featured will be an electric motorcycle by downtown company Juicer, and all sorts of other alternative transportation concepts, including ideas from Art Center College of Design and some classic electric and hybrid cars loaned to us by the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Find out more here.

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