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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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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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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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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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70% say LA is *not* bike friendly

70% say LA is *not* bike friendly

We’ve concluded our ultra succinct survey of bike friendliness in Los Angeles, and the results are in: 70% of respondents (386 of 552) think LA is *not* bike friendly. At 552 respondents to that main question, “do you think Los Angeles is bike friendly?”, we think we’ve got a pretty good read on the cycling-public’s [...]

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20 Questions for 20 Council District 15 Candidates

20 Questions for 20 Council District 15 Candidates

Bikeside has invited candidates of the November 8, 2011 Special Primary election for the Council District 15 seat to take our online biking survey.  The survey data will help us engage the 20 candidates in a conversation about their vision for improving cycling conditions for all Angelenos.  In May 2011, nine of the sixteen candidates for [...]

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There’s still time to take Bikeside’s bike friendliness survey!

There’s still time to take Bikeside’s bike friendliness survey!

There’s still time to take Bikeside’s bike friendliness survey, and join the 478 people who have answered our core questions, including “do you think LA is bike friendly?”  Take it here, at Survey Monkey!  The survey will remain open until Sunday at midnight. For those of you who have taken it already – THANK YOU! [...]

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