Dean's Update, August 16, 2013

MBA Students Present Bouton Creek Bike Path Proposal at State-Wide Sustainability Conference

As part their course on Sustainability and the Business Organization, a Saturday MBA student team, in partnership with the Sustainable Transportation Program, developed a plan for a bike path linking CSULB and the city of Long Beach. With the guidance of Elissa Thomas (Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator), the team submitted a proposal entitled “The Bouton Creek Bike Path Project” that was presented at this year’s California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC).

Bouton Creek is part of the Los Angeles County Flood Channel that runs diagonally through the City of Long Beach and CSULB. The bike path project proposes to transform a barren service road into a safe, open, landscaped, and well-lit bike path that would provide a direct link from the City’s planned bike path on Bellflower Blvd. to the local YMCA and a public park, and then to the center of the CSULB campus.

The SMBA team includes Ishwar Bharbhari, Christopher Brunson, Briant Carcamo, Lucy Le and Tyson Siekiera.  The team has been working on this project for the last year as part of the Sustainability and the Business Organization courses (GBA 600-601).  The work was done as a pro bono donation to the university through Lucy Le and her employer, GKK Works Architectural Firm.

The Daily 49er presented coverage of the conference held in June at UC Santa Barbara.