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Win Tickets to See David Byrne Discuss Bicycling in Los Angeles

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 11:27PM
Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne Richard Masoner [Flickr]

While he may be most famous as a musician or filmmaker, Talking Head David Byrne is also a devout bicyclist. His just released book, 'Bicycle Diaries,' talks about his decades of cycling in cities around the world.

On Friday, October 2, Byrne will be joined by Bicycle Kitchen co-founder Jimmy Lizama, LADOT Bicycle Coordinator Michelle Mowery and UCLA urban planner Donald Shoup in an ALOUD discussion about "Cities, Bicycles, and the Future of Getting Around."

The program description asks:

Musician, artist, author and devout bicyclist David Byrne turns his attention to the fractured, car-mad city of Los Angeles. How can LA—with one of the world’s most challenging transportation systems—become a more bicycle-friendly city? How might the city change if more people made a bicycle their primary mode of transportation? Join David Byrne as he leads a panel of bike advocates, city officials and urban planners in examining the bicycle’s role in transforming the urban experience.

Tickets are on sale via the Library Foundation's ALOUD website, and are $25 for the general public and $20 for Library Associates. The event takes place at The Aratani/Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo, and bicycle valet will be provided courtesy of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

Want to go for free? We've got two pairs of tickets to give away to blogdowntown readers. Just leave a comment giving us your best suggestion for making Downtown a bike-friendly place. Make sure to include contact information via email or Facebook. Contest closes Friday at 8pm.

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