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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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Thank you volunteers, candidates and illustrious helpers at Bikeside Speaks!

Bikeside Speaks was a great success.  We had tons of speakers, from Mayoral candidates Kevin James, and Austin Beutner, to CD 15 candidates Candice Graham, Gordon Teuber, Justin Brimmer and John Delgado.  And 1 of 2 candidates for City Controller: Cary Brazeman.  We had notables like Don Ward and Glenn Bailey.  And we were surprised [...]

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Join Bikeside at CicLAvia for Coffee, Politics, LAPD and Bikes!

Join Bikeside at CicLAvia for Coffee, Politics, LAPD and Bikes!

Bikeside Speaks at CicLAvia! Join us Sunday, 11 am – 2pm at the Bikeside Stage, located between Spring and Main on 1st St. Coffee + Politics + Bikerowave + 1000 watts of sound = Trouble.  Good thing we’re on LAPD HQ’s front lawn! We’ll have streetside pro-cycling political stumping that hasn’t been seen since preachers [...]

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Meet Gordon Teuber this Sunday at CicLAvia!

Meet Gordon Teuber this Sunday at CicLAvia!

“The best part of riding is spending quality time with my 5 year old and wife. We enjoy riding close to the ocean in San Pedro.” So said Gordon Teuber in response to Bikeside’s recent survey of Council District 15 (CD15) candidates.  Gordon didn’t just leave it at that though, he continued: “The worst part [...]

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Think Bike – LADOT to CalTrans Engineer: You’re Outta Here

Think Bike – LADOT to CalTrans Engineer: You’re Outta Here

Was Think Bike LA great?  I can’t answer that question, I wasn’t there.  What I can say is that the concept behind Think Bike LA is great.  Dutch planners sharing their biking best practices with LADOT staff and community stakeholders is a great idea.  Instead of LA’s bike activists electronically screaming “you don’t get it!”, [...]

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Justin Brimmer, Frank Pereyda and Rebecca Chambliss to join Bikeside at CicLAvia

Justin Brimmer, Frank Pereyda and Rebecca Chambliss to join Bikeside at CicLAvia

Three candidates for City Council in District 15 (CD15 covers Watts, San Pedro and the Harbor) have confirmed they will attend Bikeside Speaks at CicLAvia.  Justin Brimmer, Frank Pereyda and Rebecca Chambliss will join Bikeside at 1st & Spring outside LAPD Headquarters to share their views on biking, walking, and making LA a more livable [...]

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No more “door lanes”!

No more “door lanes”!

There’s a road diet proposed in Venice which will add bike lanes to Main St.  The road diet is controversial (check the comments on LA Streetsblog), as the bike lane is tight against parked cars, putting cyclist riding the center of the bike lane.  The proposal comes before Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) tomorrow (Tuesday) and [...]

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NYC Bike Share figures don’t add up

NYC Bike Share figures don’t add up

(EDIT – I’m happy NYC is getting a massive bike share in place, but find the figures curious.) $50 million.  That’s what Alta Planning says that the New York City bike share system – unveiled this week – will cost to run each year. That figure seemed really high to me, so I hit page-up, [...]

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CicLAvia Kickstarter!

CicLAvia Kickstarter!

Since March 22nd, two days after the LA Marathon, I’ve been training.  I’ve run 1,429.8 miles, all of them in preparation for the Long Beach Marathon.  But then when I heard that the Long Beach Marathon is the same day as CicLAvia – October 9th – I said screw the marathon, I’m going to CicLAvia.  [...]

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