I had the great pleasure last week of getting to speak with Jay Slater, the newly elected Chair of the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC). In February, during the BAC’s previous meeting, the BAC held their bi-annual election and voted in Jay as their new Chair.
The BAC has their next meeting this coming Tuesday night, at 7 PM, at Hollywood City Hall. As always, BAC meetings are open to the public. You can read the BAC agenda here, as well as the Bike Program and Bikeways Engineering reports submitted to the BAC.
In the speech he gave prior to the election, Jay emphasized the shortcomings of the BAC in years past and proposed a model of what the BAC needs to become in the future. Below the fold Jay and I discuss what he plans for the BAC, the importance of getting the new adopted LA Bike Plan done right, his campaign to create a BAC liaison program, and his efforts to raise the profile of the BAC and their online visibility.