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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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Santa Monica case updates, upcoming City Council meeting

Santa Monica case updates, upcoming City Council meeting

A couple of updates on how justice is being served in two unrelated Santa Monica traffic incidents. Cathy Jean Jones struck a young woman in a crosswalk at Main and Pacific in February 2010, then tried to evade police. From Danny Jimenez: At the preliminary hearing on October 12 2010, the judge held there was […]

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Thoughts on Main St Road Diet and Bike Lane Extension

Thoughts on Main St Road Diet and Bike Lane Extension

I am glad it’s happening.  It will make that short yet scary-to-ride stretch of Main Street more lively, rideable, and livable.  The road diet and bike lane was approved on Tuesday evening at the Venice Neighborhood Council meeting. Most speakers favored the project, a few had reservations. Road diets do create a safer environments for […]

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Jeffrey Ray Adams assaults Santa Monica cyclist with his vehicle

Jeffrey Ray Adams assaults Santa Monica cyclist with his vehicle

On Thursday afternoon, Jeffrey Ray Adams had an argument with a cyclist while traveling south on Barnard Way.  As the situation was escalated by the driver who allegedly repeatedly swerved in front of the cyclist and hit the brakes abruptly, the driver then “Intentionally struck the victim with the side of his vehicle, knocking the […]

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An Exciting First Look at the Santa Monica Bike ACTION Plan

An Exciting First Look at the Santa Monica Bike ACTION Plan

Monday night, Santa Monica’s draft Bike Action Plan (BAP) was presented to the public for the first time at a Santa Monica Spoke meeting at 502 Colorado. Six city staff, one city council member and even one former mayor were in attendance. The atmosphere was jovial, and borderline celebratory.

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Bikerowave lends a hand at Sunday’s A Place Called Home tire clinic

Bikerowave lends a hand at Sunday’s A Place Called Home tire clinic

As part of C.I.C.L.E.’s Community Workshops, Bikerowave volunteers stopped by A Place Called Home to demonstrate how a tire change is done proper. Thus, a sunny Sunday morning, a group of Bikerowave volunteers sailed across town in cars and on bikes to do what they do best: pass on wrenching skills. En route, we were […]

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Robbie Norton strikes Mississippi cyclist, pauses, then runs her over again

Robbie Norton strikes Mississippi cyclist, pauses, then runs her over again

Jan Morgan, 57, was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling at 55mph Highway 50 in Clay County, Mississippi, on the morning of Sunday, May 22nd. Robbie Norton, a Cedar Bluff woman, rammed into her while allegedly on the phone, stepped out to observe her on the ground, yelled at her, then ran over her […]

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Christine Elizabeth Dahab Plows Through 11 Koreatown Riders

Christine Elizabeth Dahab Plows Through 11 Koreatown Riders

Christine Dahab, a 27-year-old motorist, slammed into 11 cyclists on a night time group ride Wednesday night. According to police, the driver is facing felony DUI charges. UPDATE: Alex T. posted more details, including some explanations on how LAPD tried to shift blame onto the riders. Facebook photo set by Magnus ABC 7 coverage: People […]

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AT on Critical Mass, LAPD Involvement, Encouraging New Riders, and the Future

This is an oldie, but a goodie. The interviewee rambles at times, but does make some coherent points, as outlined in the list of timestamps below. Memorable quotables included. Topic timestamps 0:00 – LA Critical Mass escort: LAPD’s role, corking “Come out and ride before you criticize” 1:45 – How to minimize motorist aggression during […]

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