It’s Election Day today: Who will win the cyclist vote?

It’s Election Day today: Who will win the cyclist vote?

Today is election day, who will win the cyclist vote?  Well, I don’t know for sure, but based on Bikeside’s online survey, I can guess: Eric Garcetti. Bikeside administered an online survey at the beginning of May, and we closed the survey 1 week ago.  We received 641 responses to the survey, giving us a [...]

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Please take the LA Bike Friendliness Survey

Please take the LA Bike Friendliness Survey

More than a year ago, Bikeside conducted a survey on bike friendliness in Los Angeles.  We know those results, but a lot has changed, we’d like to know what you think of Los Angeles today.  Pleas take this 5 minute survey, and share it with friends and family, to help us get a clear picture [...]

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Takeaways from the “Building Paths to a Healthy UCLA” Event

Takeaways from the “Building Paths to a Healthy UCLA” Event

Today’s Building Paths to a Healthy UCLA: Working to make UCLA the Most Bike Friendly Campus was put together by the UCLA Bike Coalition, UCLA Transportation and UCLA Recreation. I was pleased to see a better turnout than last year’s bike conference, and a set of brief yet informative talks from the panelists. Notable Quotes [...]

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Santa Monica Bike Infrastructure Upgrades Rolling In

Santa Monica Bike Infrastructure Upgrades Rolling In

Last Wednesday, the Bike Action Plan [PDF, 48.6mb] took center stage at Santa Monica’s Planning Commission. Here it enjoyed a warm reception. It is headed next to Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting for final ratification. With some fresh paint already on the streets, it is worth noting that we have many improvements to look forward [...]

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Pereyda: Provide Safe Bike Access to CD 15 Waterfront

Pereyda: Provide Safe Bike Access to CD 15 Waterfront

“For the LA Waterfront project to be totally successful, bike and foot traffic will have to be a major part of the planning process,” wrote Frank Pereyda, Council District 15 candidate, in Bikeside’s Survey on Biking and Walking. One of the key issues in the Council District 15 election is transportation.  Bikeside’s survey provides an [...]

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Someone is on our side from the LA times

Alexandra Le Tellier, an editior at the LA times, gets bikers. Kudos to her. Bike Lanes Protecting Cyclists Should be a Priority  

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Traffic Safety Town Halls Coming to West LA

Traffic Safety Town Halls Coming to West LA

Hey everybody, Max here. Back from the dead! Since you last heard from me, I’ve joined the Outreach Committee for the Sawtelle-Bundy Traffic Safety Program. The Program will help administer funds that were allocated by developers to mitigate traffic in West LA area. We’re hosting a pair of Town Hall meetings for residents to provide [...]

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CEQA Myths Used to Destroy Bike Projects

Bureaucrats cannot resist the desire to get nerdy every once in a while, so please allow me a quick opportunity to do so. How many times have you heard the response, “we can’t do that project because it will require an EIR.” (An EIR is an Environmental Impact Report and is a hefty and timely document) [...]

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Want Safer Streets in CD 15? Vote Pro-BikeTomorrow

Want Safer Streets in CD 15? Vote Pro-BikeTomorrow

Bikeside asked candidates in the November 8, 2011 Special Council District 15 Election to take its bike friendliness survey and participate in the CicLAvia edition of Bikeside Speaks. Of the eleven candidates on the CD 15 ballot, the following eight candidates engaged with Bikeside and committed to getting cycling on City Hall’s agenda, if elected [...]

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Buscaino: Clean Air and Safe Streets for Kids in CD 15

Buscaino: Clean Air and Safe Streets for Kids in CD 15

“The most significant obstacle to CD 15 becoming more bike friendly is the amount of automobile traffic on our streets,” wrote Joe Buscaino, Council District 15 candidate, in Bikeside’s biking and walking survey.  “It makes biking more difficult for casual riders.  While we have some bike lanes throughout the district, I do believe we need [...]

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Chambliss: Engage Neighborhood Councils to Create Safer Streets

Chambliss: Engage Neighborhood Councils to Create Safer Streets

“There are virtually no bike lanes on any streets in CD 15,” wrote Rebecca Chambliss, a realtor running for Council District 15.  “Many of the streets are narrow and it’s rare to see bikes on other than the main streets,” Chambliss noted in Bikeside’s survey.  As a cyclist who rides once a week, Chambliss says [...]

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Gordon Teuber: Build San Pedro-Long Beach Bike Linkages, Waterfront Bike Path

Gordon Teuber: Build San Pedro-Long Beach Bike Linkages, Waterfront Bike Path

“[I]n CD 15, we have a lot of opportunity to improve our bicycle opportunities.  We have some of the most beautiful coastline in all of California right in CD 15, in San Pedro, along Paseo Del Mar,” Gordon Teuber, CD 15 candidate, told cyclists at the October 9th Bikeside Speaks. “My vision is that I [...]

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Justin Brimmer Commits to Bringing Backbone Network to Life in CD 15

Justin Brimmer Commits to Bringing Backbone Network to Life in CD 15

“My brother was riding a bike and a 16-wheeler hit him.  He flew up in the air about 30-40 feet, bounced on the ground, and thanks to God, he survived, but that’s a danger,” said Justin Brimmer, CD 15 candidate, at the October 9th CicLAvia edition of Bikeside Speaks.  “We give them bikes, we give [...]

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The Delgado Plan for CicLAvia: Downtown to San Pedro

The Delgado Plan for CicLAvia: Downtown to San Pedro

“You know, I always tell my kids stories about growing up in San Pedro.  How I rode my bike everywhere.  I would ride my bike as a kid all throughout town and all throughout San Pedro,” remarked CD 15 candidate John Delgado at the CicLAvia edition of Bikeside Speaks.  “But there’s one thing you gotta [...]

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Jayme Wilson Wants Bike Stations, Bike Friendly Streets in CD 15

Jayme Wilson Wants Bike Stations, Bike Friendly Streets in CD 15

“The 15th District has failed to develop a practical bike network that makes pedestrian and bicycle mobility a true option of transportation for their community,” wrote Council District 15 candidate Jayme Wilson in September’s Bikeside’s survey on bike friendliness.  “Bicycle infrastructure, traffic calming devices, traffic signals and other street improvements that [support] the pedestrian and biking activities within [...]

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