Please take the LA Bike Friendliness Survey

By Alex Thompson

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 of biking in Los Angeles:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/isLAbikefriendly

Our Goal:

We want the clearest picture possible of bicycling in Los Angeles, and we believe that what cyclists think is a big missing piece.  Who really knows what cyclists think about cycling in Los Angeles?  Who really knows what motorists think?  Yes, we can identify some common attitudes, but we do not have a sense for how common.

Further, we don’t even know how perception of cycling has changed.  There seems to be a feeling that it’s perceived as safer, more socially acceptable, and more doable than some years ago.  But are we sure?  We can’t really know until we have real data.

The Approach:

There’s many things to find out about what cyclists want, and therefore, what cyclists need.  To that end, we are planning to regularly survey cyclists on a variety of issues, producing top notch opinion data that can be used by Los Angeles cyclists to move things forward.

How you can help:

  • Take the survey!
  • Share the survey link with your friends on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and via email:
    • https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/isLAbikefriendly

Ride on!

-Alex

A beautiful photograph by Craig Berry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61064409@N00/6764335431/

A beautiful photograph by Craig Berry

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4 Responses to “Please take the LA Bike Friendliness Survey”

  1. I find it frustratingly ironic that the photo chosen to be placed at the bottom of this plea for completing this survey seems to be of a cyclist breaking the law in one of the most dangerous ways- riding the wrong way in traffic. I am both a cyclist and a motorist but frankly have reduced my riding recently because of the increase of cyclists who do not know the laws for cyclists or refuse to follow them, which often makes cycling more dangerous for me. As a motorist it is quiet scary and frustrating to have to regularly anticipate the unexpected approach of a cyclist riding on the wrong side of the street or running red lights and have had some narrow misses. On a related note as a pedestrian I also have narrowly missed being run down several times when exiting a shop by a cyclist riding on the sidewalk. Unfortunately the lack of respect I experience many times each day for the laws that cyclists are legally bound to follow has turned this once cycling enthusiast into one who is constantly frustrated and disheartened that LA could ever be a bike friendly city. In fact it seems to be going in the reverse direction. I believe that cyclist education needs to be priority in order to move forward in making LA a bicycle safe and friendly city which I truly hope it becomes.

  2. Robyn,

    You need to look again – the photo is of a cyclists riding lawfully on a bike path. Seriously, give it another look.

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