Recall Debate: Don Ward Vs. Alexis Edelstein
Don Ward founded the seminal social ride network Midnight Ridazz, which has influenced bike advocacy and culture in Los Angeles. Alexis Edelstein started the Recall Bonin campaign to remove LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin. Edelstein says he started the recall effort to “give a voice” to commuters frustrated by delays in Bonin’s district (commute times on a 1.1 mile stretch of Venice Blvd from Beethoven to Inglewood Blvd have increased up to several minutes due to the “Great Streets” pilot road diet and bike lane). Don and Alexis were both big supporters of Bernie Sanders (“Berniecrats”), and look to find common ground in this debate.