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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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Don’s Hit & Run, and the Flying Pigeon Stamp of Approval

Don’s Hit & Run, and the Flying Pigeon Stamp of Approval

Bikeside got happy news via the internet in the last two days.  First, Don Ward, who famously won the battle for the Wilbur Ave road diet, wrote about Bikeside’s Life Before License campaign, and his organization, Safe Streets Northridge, gave it’s endorsement.  Second, Flying Pigeon announced it’s financial sponsorship of Bikeside.  Bikeside joins CicLAvia and [...]

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Does the LUCE Plan have teeth?

Does the LUCE Plan have teeth?

Santa Monica has been making some huge strides lately towards supporting cycling as a legitimate mode of transportation. The Arizona bike lane has been extended all the way to Ocean Ave, Broadway between Cloverfield and 26th has been re-striped into three blocks of extra-wide bike lane heaven, also taking into account a local rider’s feedback.  [...]

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Bikeside endorses Marcy Winograd for Congress

Bikeside endorses Marcy Winograd for Congress

I am proud to announce Bikeside’s endorsement of Marcy Winograd for Congress.  Marcy is going up against Jane Harman for the democratic nomination in the Westside’s 36th Congressional District on June 8th.  Marcy, the challenger, has been fighting an uphill battle against the entrenched pro-war, conservative “Blue Dog Democrat” Harman.  Marcy’s central message, that we [...]

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Venice Neighborhood Council Unanimously Approves Cyclists’ Bill of Rights!

Venice Neighborhood Council Unanimously Approves Cyclists’ Bill of Rights!

On Tuesday, April 20, eight cyclists gathered at the Venice Neighborhood Council prepared to face the walls of questions and disagreements we had previously encountered only two weeks prior at the Venice Neighborhood Committee. However, in a surprise turn of events, all Council Members unanimously approved The Cyclists’ Bill of Rights! As each cyclists arrived, [...]

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Bikeside slate goes undefeated in West LA NC elections

Bikeside slate goes undefeated in West LA NC elections

Bikeside endorsed six candidates for positions in the recent Neighborhood Council elections in West LA.  All six candidates faced challengers, and all six candidates won!  (Incidentally, I also won the Community Director position at Mar Vista Community Council, but I was unopposed, so we didn’t do an endorsement.) In the most hotly contested race in [...]

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Bikeside endorses Albert Olson for MVCC

Bikeside endorses Albert Olson for MVCC

Bikeside is proud to endorse Albert Olson, at large candidate for Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC.)  Albert claims that he isn’t an expert in transportation, but when I first met him he was the chairman of the vibrant and well run MVCC Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Shortly after he became the chair of the MVCC [...]

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Bikeside endorses Sharon Commins (MVCC), and Kristopher Valentine & Linda Lucks (VNC)

Bikeside endorses Sharon Commins (MVCC), and Kristopher Valentine & Linda Lucks (VNC)

Bikeside’s slate of candidates for the April 11th Neighborhood Council elections is growing!  We are proud to endorse Sharon Commins, at large candidate for Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC), Linda Lucks, who is running for President of Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC), and Kristopher Valentine, at large candidate for VNC. If you live (reside), work, or [...]

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Bikeside endorses Xochitl Gonzalez and Aric Gregson for West LA Neighborhood Council

Bikeside endorses Xochitl Gonzalez and Aric Gregson for West LA Neighborhood Council

Bikeside is proud to make Xochitl Gonzalez and Aric Gregson it’s first and second endorsements, in endorsing them in their run for West LA Neighborhood Council (WLANC.)  Aric, a doctor who studies infectious diseases, and Xochitl, an accomplished writer and director, are a husband and wife political force living a car lite lifestyle; they’re serious [...]

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