Tag Archives: bike friendly
Please take the LA Bike Friendliness Survey

Please take the LA Bike Friendliness Survey

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 [...]

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70% say LA is *not* bike friendly

70% say LA is *not* bike friendly

We’ve concluded our ultra succinct survey of bike friendliness in Los Angeles, and the results are in: 70% of respondents (386 of 552) think LA is *not* bike friendly. At 552 respondents to that main question, “do you think Los Angeles is bike friendly?”, we think we’ve got a pretty good read on the cycling-public’s [...]

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There’s still time to take Bikeside’s bike friendliness survey!

There’s still time to take Bikeside’s bike friendliness survey!

There’s still time to take Bikeside’s bike friendliness survey, and join the 478 people who have answered our core questions, including “do you think LA is bike friendly?”  Take it here, at Survey Monkey!  The survey will remain open until Sunday at midnight. For those of you who have taken it already – THANK YOU! [...]

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Is Los Angeles bike friendly?

Is Los Angeles bike friendly?

Is Los Angeles bike friendly?  It’s a simple question and Bikeside aims to answer it, so we created a survey (TAKE THE SURVEY!) to ask you if you think Los Angeles is bike friendly. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a quietly held consensus, but the reality is the question hasn’t been answered systematically.  I [...]

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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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Santa Monica adds 6 bike racks per year

Nate Baird discovered this gem in this long article by the SMDP on struggling businesses in downtown Santa Monica: Two years ago, Owens-Amsden said she tried to have a bike rack installed, but hit another obstacle when City Hall told her that only six bicycle racks are granted per year. There was a waiting list, [...]

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6 months in jail and $1000 fine for riding without a bike license in Santa Monica

There are few things that shock me as a bike activist anymore.  This discovery by Gary Kavanagh floored me – if you ride a bike without a bike license in Santa Monica it’s: punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars per violation, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not [...]

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I'm a Cyclist, and I Run Red Lights

I just ran a bunch of red lights. First, I ran the light at Olympic & 4th St, directly in front of the Santa Monica Police Department. Then I ran a light crossing Lincoln Blvd, in the middle of the on and off ramp traffic for the 10 Freeway. Then one more a few streets [...]

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