Here's an update from Professor David Eisenberg, who met with administration regarding the proposed Healthy Access Initiative:
Yesterday the bicycle committee had its first meeting. The membership consists of Jack Powazek, vice chancellor for administration, Richard Jackson from the School of Public Health, Nurit Katz UCLA sustainability officer, Renee Fortier, UCLA transportation administrator, Michael Goldstein of the Healthy Campus Initiative, and me.
There was unanimity that bicycle commuting to Campus must become safer and more convenient. Everyone agreed that we must establish safe bicycle routes from the East, South, Southwest, and West. Further requests to open the path across the National Cemetery will be postponed, however, until UCLA irons out some other difficulties. The same group will meet every quarter to assess progress and to adjust plans. One plan is for a safe route from Santa Monica Hospital to UCLA hospital. Another is a safe route along the LA country Club, and up Comstock and Wyton to Campus. Another is up Westwood Blvd or Glendon from Wellworth to Campus. Another is a safe route from the Expo station.
Here's what you can do to help:
1. We need to organize all the various bicycle groups connected with UCLA into one solid constituency to support the goals of safer routes. If you can help with this, please let us know!
2. More faculty members to sign our letter (see earlier post). Who can help undertake this task?