Where: Encinitas Library, Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21

Join Engage Encinitas for the second session of the Engage Encinitas Citizens Academy. The next topic in the monthly series is transportation. The event is free and takes place on the third Thursday of the month.

Hear from a panel of experts from transportation agencies and commuter groups working to provide an array of options for getting around Encinitas and beyond, from biking to cycling to walking. Learn what citizens can do to make more economical and sustainable choices about the forms of transportation they use.

The panel will include Andy Henshaw, Executive Director of San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Brian Gaze of Circulate San Diego.

To encourage citizens to learn more about transportation options and come prepared with questions, participants are encouraged to read this month’s “Engaged Readers” pick, a free eBook titled The Future of Transportation from The Atlantic’s CityLab. Engage Encinitas will also be posting pertinent transportation related articles to their Facebook page in advance of the meeting.

Each Citizens Academy session will be held the third Thursday of the month at the Encinitas Library Community Room. Upcoming topics will include urban agriculture, disaster preparedness, coastal health, and more. To learn more about the Citizens Academy or to see information about past sessions, visit the Citizens Academy page. Sign up for event notification by emailing info@EngageEncinitas.org (type “subscribe” in the subject line).

About Engage Encinitas: Engage Encinitas is a small group of community members looking for ways to increase civic engagement in Encinitas. They know Encinitas is full of people with passion, resources, and talent who want to support their community without politics or personal agendas getting in the way. Their mission is to build a culture of participation and get to know more neighbors in the process. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/engageencinitas or learn more at www.engageencinitas.org.