Tag Archives: Bike Working Group
Backbone, 1977 Edition

Backbone, 1977 Edition

LA already has a Backbone . . . from 1977.  City Planner Claire Bowin discovered and scanned this map from the 1977 LA Bike Masterplan.  It’s a map of the planned bikeways from that plan, and it plans for two systems – a Backbone system and a broader (but one assumes, lower priority) Citywide system.  […]

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BWG V – what you may have missed…

BWG V – what you may have missed…

The Bike Working Group met for the fifth time this past March 6, 2010 to work on the LA’s Best Bike Plan and was well attended despite the sporadic rain. Thanks to the Hollywood Adventists we had a dry space to present, review and discuss the Best Bike Plan and the Backbone Bikeway Network. Alex […]

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Bike Working Group V, Saturday

Bike Working Group V, Saturday

This Saturday, March 6th, we’ll finalize the Backbone Bikeway Network streets, and move on to discussing methods for making those streets ultra safe and ultra convenient for cyclists.  From 2pm till 5pm the fifth Bike Working Group will convene at the Hollywood Adventist Church (around the back) at 1711 N Van Ness Blvd. Everyone is […]

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Backbone Network, Valley Edition, and Mihai on KPCC

Jeremy Grant, one of the members of the Bike Working Group Steering Committee, just released the Valley Area map for the Backbone Network. I highly recommend going over there and reading his post, because he gives some good visuals of how we put the network together, and has some interesting comments on it.  Also, because […]

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The Backbone Bikeway Network (LABP 20/100)

The Backbone Bikeway Network (LABP 20/100)

If you open the draft of the proposed Bike Plan, and you flip to the maps, you’ll find a sixteen pages of confusing mess: dashed lines, dotted lines, infeasible lines, and tiny street names.  By contrast, when the Bike Working Group publishes its Best Bike Plan (a community effort to produce a ambitious bike plan […]

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LABP: Bike Working Group III, Saturday (11/100)

LABP: Bike Working Group III, Saturday (11/100)

Saturday we’re having Bike Working Group III, for the die hard bike wonks and the lonely souls who didn’t leave town (RSVP on Facebook.)  We’ll be continuing work on LA’s Best Bike Plan, the bike plan created for cyclists, by cyclists.  We’ll start work at 1pm, at the Hollywood Adventist Church (1711 N. Van Ness […]

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LABP: Writing Challenge – write the introduction to the bike plan! (10/100)

LABP: Writing Challenge – write the introduction to the bike plan! (10/100)

Enter the bike plan writing challenge!  We challenge anyone and everyone to write an introduction to LA’s Best Bike Plan, which begins with the sentence “Every street is a street that cyclists will ride.”  500 words or less!  Submit your composition to alexcthompson@gmail.com. I’ll post the submissions in batches as I receive them, and I’ll […]

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LABP: 12 principles for LA's Best Bike Plan (9/100)

If you can’t make the Bike Working Group today, here are twelve principles we’ll be presenting.  These principles were distilled out of the 8 solid pages of ideas that came out of the first Bike Working Group.  Bikeside and the Bike Writers Collective will be presenting these 12 principles as the proposed backbone of LA’s […]

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LABP: The 2nd Bike Working Group, and Wednesday's Bike Plan meeting (7/100)

If you can do one thing for cycling this week, come to the 2nd meeting of the Bike Working Group, put on by Bikeside and the Bike Writers Collective, this Saturday afternoon.  We’ll meet Saturday, from 1pm till 4pm in downtown Los Angeles at The Exchange, 114 W. 5th St (Facebook event.) If you can […]

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