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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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June BPIT Wrap-up: The City Hall Tar Ball

June BPIT Wrap-up: The City Hall Tar Ball

Stephen Box made a sarcastic remark in Room 721 of City Hall that the June 7th meeting was “The Last BPIT.”  He was referring to his encounter with security, who allegedly violated the Brown Act in the lobby, leaving the meeting subject to being re-agendized.  I’m not sure that anything like that will actually happen, […]

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Conflict and Commitments: Swords Clash at May’s BPIT Meeting

Conflict and Commitments: Swords Clash at May’s BPIT Meeting

Two Tuesdays ago, I headed to City Hall knowing that the parties at the Bike Plan Implementation Team were in disagreement.  In fact, in my last article, I did my fair share to stir the pot.  I called out City agencies for neglecting to take input from the community when determining which cycling projects would […]

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Due Process Part I: Unseating the BPIT’s Top Ten

Due Process Part I: Unseating the BPIT’s Top Ten

Two months ago, the Bike Plan Implementation Team met at City Hall and walked away with an informal top ten list of cycling infrastructure projects.  Since then, Planning and DOT have refused to put their time and energy toward any proposals that are not on the list.  When advocates complain to the authorities, they are […]

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Opportunity, Will Robinson!  At a Loss for Space

Opportunity, Will Robinson! At a Loss for Space

I’m going to come right out and say it:  West LA commuters are about to get their shit fucked up for a year by CalTrans and Metro.  And I believe that while those commuters are covering the brakes, the transportation movement has an opportunity to accelerate. I’m referring, of course, to the planned ramp closures […]

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April BPIT – Your Chance to Show Some Backbone!

April BPIT – Your Chance to Show Some Backbone!

Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning is set to hold the monthly meeting of the Bike Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) a week from today.  That’s one week for us, the cycling public, to prepare our case for bike projects that will advance LA toward its destiny as premier city for cyclists.  Here at Bikeside, we’re […]

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