Friday, January 24, 2014

Still Taking Signatures

The letter to the Chancellor, requesting the establishment of a Healthy Campus Access Committee, has been delivered to Murphy Hall. We had word that the Chancellor requested that the Vice Chancellor Jack Powazek report to him about the issues raised in the letter. Professor David Eisenberg, who has invested a lot of effort in this project, has promised to keep us informed when he receives a response. 

Our list currently has about 60 signatories, including two Nobel prize winning scientists, who, like us, felt that the campus should no longer be a quiet bystander as bicycle connections decline and the health of cyclists is systematically endangered on the roads surrounding the campus. Professor Paul Boyer received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997. He is no longer cycling himself, but he was very happy to support the cause of safe bicycle routes to campus. Professor Boyer is well known to Bruins, because his name is displayed in large letters on, yes, Paul D Boyer Hall, right in the middle of Science Court on South Campus.

There is still plenty of white space on our list of signatories. If you want to join this illustrious group of supporters, please send an an email to, sharing you name and position/role/title at UCLA (no spam promise!) .

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