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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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Someone is on our side from the LA times

Alexandra Le Tellier, an editior at the LA times, gets bikers. Kudos to her. Bike Lanes Protecting Cyclists Should be a Priority  

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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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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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We urge cyclists to vote for Debra Bowen on Tuesday

We urge cyclists to vote for Debra Bowen on Tuesday

Bikeside is proud to endorse Secretary of State Debra Bowen in her run for Congress in California’s 36th District, encompassing West LA and Southbay.  We urge cyclists and their friends and families in the 36th to vote for Bowen this Tuesday, May 17th, in the 16 way primary. Bowen is the shrewdest, most experienced candidate [...]

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The survey results are in: CA-36 Congressional Candidates are Committed to Cycling!

The survey results are in: CA-36 Congressional Candidates are Committed to Cycling!

Bikesiders! The final results from Bikeside’s CA-36 Congressional Candidate Survey are in!  In total, we got nine of the sixteen candidates to respond, including the major frontrunners Debra Bowen, Janice Hahn, Marcy Winograd and Mike Gin.  That’s not bad for a scrappy bike org!  Now the Bikeside Steering Committee is deliberating on who to endorse, but [...]

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Bikeside goes to Washington: Congressional Candidate Survey

Bikeside goes to Washington: Congressional Candidate Survey

(This post from a newcomer to Bikeside – ‘Bikeside Chris’ – in collaboration with me, Alex T.  Welcome Chris to the blogosphere with a comment below! – AT) Bikeside invites candidates of the May 17, 2011 Special Election for the 36th Congressional District seat to take our online survey on federal bicycle policies.  We’re going [...]

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Tour De Box!  4 days till Election Day!

Tour De Box! 4 days till Election Day!

It’s four days to election day, and the Los Angeles bike movement’s first chance to elect one of their own, the illustrious Stephen Box, to LA City Council.  If there’s one thing you can do between now and election day, it’s come out to Stephen’s Sunday bike ride – the Tour De Box!  (on Facebook) [...]

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Stephen Box 4 City Council: Wednesday walking photos

Stephen Box 4 City Council: Wednesday walking photos

We walk precincts and phone bank for Stephen Box, every Wednesday.  Hope to see you there! When: Every Wednesday, from 530pm to 830pm Where: Box4CC Campaign HQ, 5619 Hollywood Blvd What: Walk precincts canvassing in support of the bikeyist candidate in Southern California, Stephen Box! Contact Alex Thompson at contact@BikesideLA.org with any questions.

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Stephen Box 4 Council: Precinct Walking Run down

Stephen Box 4 Council: Precinct Walking Run down

It’s been a long time since I’ve walked precincts.  I’ve phone banked, I’ve gathered signatures, and I’ve organized events.  I even shot 2500 photos at a Marcy Winograd event.  But I haven’t gotten out there and rapped on doors in support of a candidate in a long time.  Maybe all the way back to Kerry [...]

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