EcoMobility World Festival: March 3, 2020

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9:30 – 9:40                                

LA Metro Leadership

SCAG Leadership

ICLEI Leadership: Pam O’Connor, former Mayor, City of Santa Monica and ICLEI Regional Executive Committee Member

Introduction of EcoMobility World Festival

9:40 – 10:00

(Participants will receive bid package and background information ahead of event)

Angie Fyfe, ICLEI USA; 

Tsu-Jui Cheng, ICLEI World Secretariat EcoMobility Global Program Manager 

Purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Provide the 88 LA County jurisdictions with information on the ICLEI EcoMobility World Festival (EMWF)
  • Inform communities of the good mobility work already underway regionally
  • Imagine what shape an EMWF could take and what value it would bring to accelerate sustainable, equitable mobility in the County
  • Invite LA County jurisdictions to apply to host the EMWF

Lightning Round

10:00 – 11:00

Presentation of some of the sustainable mobility programs underway in the region

Each presenter is invited to discuss (in 5 minutes) how these initiatives would inform and benefit from an EMWF

Lightning Round Confirmed:


CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free street events. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.

Romel Pascual – Executive Director

City of Santa Monica

Transportation Demand Management and Vision Zero

Emily Han

310.458. 2201 x8956

California Clean Air Day

John Bwarie

Executive Director,

San Fernando Valley Council of Governments


International Transit & Development Policy (ITDP)

Working in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and NRDC via the American Cities Climate Challenge to develop a zero-emissions zone within the City of LA

Carolynn Johnson; West Coast Program Manager

Michael Kodransky; U.S. Director



Saharnaz Mirzazad, Program Manager

California Strategic Growth Council – Transformative Climate Communities 

Potential topic:  South Los Angeles, for the “South L.A. Climate Commons Plan, a neighborhood-level climate resiliency plan. The process will be coordinated by Los Angeles Equity Alliance, Brotherhood Crusade, and South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z), who will work with TreePeople, Enterprise Community Partners, and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. It will happen in parallel with, and in conjunction with, planning on the Slauson Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan and Metro’s Rail-to-River Active Transportation Corridor project.


BlueLA (Invited – will confirm by Feb 3)

Marcel Porras, chief sustainability officer for LADOT

Anita Tang, Project Manager BlueLA

BlueLA is a 100% electric car sharing service and part of the City of Los Angeles’ mobility strategy. The BlueLA service is available to anyone over 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Members have access to a network of shared electric vehicles 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, at self-service locations throughout central Los Angeles.

BlueLA stations are on-street, consisting of one self-service kiosk and 5 parking spots each with an electric charger, where users pick up and drop off vehicles. BlueLA is point to point, which means there’s no need to return the car to your starting point! You pay for what you use, and nothing more.

Climate Resolve Jonathan Parfry

More Choice, Less Traffic

Bryn Lindblad, Deputy Director (Check in on Feb 1) Regional Connector 

METRO to invite: 

1) Flower Street Bus Lane



11:00 – 11:15

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

Facilitators (LA Metro (Marie, Mark), SCAG (Marco, Sarah), ICLEI (Angie, Calyn, Tsu-Jui)

11:15 – 11:45

Now that we’ve heard about the EMWF and about some of the interesting mobility projects in the region – what do we imagine an EMWF to be in LA County?

Share Out – lead by LA Metro and SCAG staff

11:45 – 12:00

Invitation to host an EMWF: Tsu-Jui ICLEI

12:00 – 12:30

12:30 Adjourn