CD 15: Candice Graham, Cyclist Coalition Building Takes Center Stage at Bikeside Speaks!

CD 15: Candice Graham, Cyclist Coalition Building Takes Center Stage at Bikeside Speaks!

“Look, there’s no bad part to a bike ride, unless you’re tired. Then it’s uphill from there,” joked CD 15 candidate Candice Graham in September’s Bikeside survey on biking and walking. Graham rides a French racing bike once a week near the Port of Los Angeles and the Harry Bridges Boulevard Buffer Project currently under […]

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Roads, Paths, Trails

Roads, Paths, Trails

The Trail is not a Trail by Gary Snyder I drove down the Freeway And turned off at an exit And went along a highway Til it came to a sideroad Drove up the sideroad Til it turned to a dirt road Full of bumps, and stopped. Walked up a trail But the trail got […]

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Thank you volunteers, candidates and illustrious helpers at Bikeside Speaks!

Bikeside Speaks was a great success.  We had tons of speakers, from Mayoral candidates Kevin James, and Austin Beutner, to CD 15 candidates Candice Graham, Gordon Teuber, Justin Brimmer and John Delgado.  And 1 of 2 candidates for City Controller: Cary Brazeman.  We had notables like Don Ward and Glenn Bailey.  And we were surprised […]

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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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Meet Gordon Teuber this Sunday at CicLAvia!

Meet Gordon Teuber this Sunday at CicLAvia!

“The best part of riding is spending quality time with my 5 year old and wife. We enjoy riding close to the ocean in San Pedro.” So said Gordon Teuber in response to Bikeside’s recent survey of Council District 15 (CD15) candidates.  Gordon didn’t just leave it at that though, he continued: “The worst part […]

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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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Justin Brimmer, Frank Pereyda and Rebecca Chambliss to join Bikeside at CicLAvia

Justin Brimmer, Frank Pereyda and Rebecca Chambliss to join Bikeside at CicLAvia

Three candidates for City Council in District 15 (CD15 covers Watts, San Pedro and the Harbor) have confirmed they will attend Bikeside Speaks at CicLAvia.  Justin Brimmer, Frank Pereyda and Rebecca Chambliss will join Bikeside at 1st & Spring outside LAPD Headquarters to share their views on biking, walking, and making LA a more livable […]

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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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