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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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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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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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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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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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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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