Tag Archives: Campaigns
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 license citations and 7 lessons in activism

Bike license citations and 7 lessons in activism

It’s been a month since I broke the news that LAPD is still citing and cuffing of cyclists for not having a bike license.  By pressing from several angles we have achieved partial victory.  Three days after the incident Captain Eric Davis, commander of Wilshire Division (where the incident occured), sent this email to Glenn [...]

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Friday, 1pm, The Cyclists' Bill of Rights at LA City Council

Friday, 1pm, The Cyclists' Bill of Rights at LA City Council

(Better late than never?  Writers block plagues me, so I’m sorry if this is a bit dense.) Are you free Friday?  Ride with us to support the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights.  The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee will review the progress of the Cyclists’ Bill of Rights this Friday at 1pm (Facebook event listing.)  [...]

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The government we deserve

(This is a guest post by “BikingInLA“, a West LA cyclist.  He blogs regularly, as often as five times a week (wow!), at BikingInLA.wordpress.com – so go check it out.  If you would like to guest blog, email me at alexcthompson@gmail.com) This past Sunday, I was reading the paper, taking in a column by Steve [...]

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Crimanimalz Vs. S.M.P.D: Cyclists Respond to Police Harassment

Crimanimalz Vs. S.M.P.D: Cyclists Respond to Police Harassment

Yesterday approximately 6o cyclists protested police harassment (photos on Flickr & Ridazz) of Santa Monica Critical Mass.  In response to the 14 citations of Santa Monica Critical Mass (SMCM) riders last Friday we, the Crimanimalz, blocked 4 crosswalks for a cumulative period of 40 minutes.  By walking back and forth across crosswalks continuously the Crimanimalz [...]

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Gutierrez & DeSousa Video Demonstrates That Mandeville Canyon Victims Rode Correctly. Task Force Recommends Responsibilities For Cyclists

Dan Gutierrez & Brian DeSousa rode Mandeville Canyon on Saturday and recorded it to demonstrate proper lane positioning. The video confirms what many suspected – the two cyclists assaulted and injured were correct in taking the lane during their descent:

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TAKE ACTION: Write the MTA Board to Request Funding for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Damien Newton (LA Streetsblog), myself, and 19 other activists hope you will join us in asking the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) for more funds for cycling and pedestrian projects. The MTA is seeking a 1/2 ¢ sales tax increase to generate funds for LA County transportation projects. This generate funds to complete massive projects such [...]

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Mandeville Canyon Meeting CANCELLED

Rosendahl’s office has cancelled the community meeting scheduled for today, Monday, about the Mandeville Canyon Assault, and cyclist/motorist tensions in the area. I’m sorry that this happened, as I thought it would be a step in the right direction for residents and cyclists to discuss this. You can find more about Rosendahl’s reasons for the [...]

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Paul B, Cuffed and Searched for "No Front Light"

Paul B, Cuffed and Searched for "No Front Light"

July 2nd, 2008 – Above, Paul B is about to be released from handcuffs by LAPD Officer Corona. After spending over a half an hour in cuffs, and having his belongings thoroughly searched, Paul was let off with a “no front light”, $10 fix-it ticket. Or so it would seem. In fact the ticket and [...]

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TAKE ACTION: Ride To Santa Monica City Hall, Tuesday, 7:30pm, Bikerowave

Tuesday, at 7:30pm (leave – 8:00pm sharp), we’ll meet at Bikerowave to ride to Santa Monica City Hall.  There, cyclists will speak in support of the cycling policy recommendations in the Land Use and Circulation Element draft (LUCE), and in general support of more aggressive action by the city to improve cycling conditions.  You can [...]

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