Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells takes pride in her roles as a public official, bicycle enthusiast, sustainability activist, and mom. Mayor Sahli-Wells’ work toward making Culver City a safer place for bicyclists and pedestrians recently caught the attention of American Bicyclist Magazine, which featured her in its September issue (pp. 24-25). In the article, the Mayor talks about how she became an avid bicyclist and got into politics. She says she was happy to have the chance to highlight bike advocacy and car-light living.
Sustainability “makes our city more walkable and bike-friendly, helps to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, encourages healthy lifestyles, and is good for business too!” says the Mayor.
Every Friday morning, the Mayor leads a “walking school bus” from Carlson Park to Linwood Howe Elementary as part of the city’s Safe Routes to School Program. The program encourages students to be more active while reducing the amount of traffic and pollution around Culver City’s schools.
Mayor Sahli-Wells has also helped promote the benefits of bicycling as a panelist at the League of American Bicyclists’ National Women’s Bicycling Summit in 2012, and at the league’s 2014 National Bike Summit.