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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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