Tag Archives: LA Bike Plan
Buscaino: Clean Air and Safe Streets for Kids in CD 15

Buscaino: Clean Air and Safe Streets for Kids in CD 15

“The most significant obstacle to CD 15 becoming more bike friendly is the amount of automobile traffic on our streets,” wrote Joe Buscaino, Council District 15 candidate, in Bikeside’s biking and walking survey.  “It makes biking more difficult for casual riders.  While we have some bike lanes throughout the district, I do believe we need [...]

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Chambliss: Engage Neighborhood Councils to Create Safer Streets

Chambliss: Engage Neighborhood Councils to Create Safer Streets

“There are virtually no bike lanes on any streets in CD 15,” wrote Rebecca Chambliss, a realtor running for Council District 15.  “Many of the streets are narrow and it’s rare to see bikes on other than the main streets,” Chambliss noted in Bikeside’s survey.  As a cyclist who rides once a week, Chambliss says [...]

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Justin Brimmer Commits to Bringing Backbone Network to Life in CD 15

Justin Brimmer Commits to Bringing Backbone Network to Life in CD 15

“My brother was riding a bike and a 16-wheeler hit him.  He flew up in the air about 30-40 feet, bounced on the ground, and thanks to God, he survived, but that’s a danger,” said Justin Brimmer, CD 15 candidate, at the October 9th CicLAvia edition of Bikeside Speaks.  “We give them bikes, we give [...]

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Jayme Wilson Wants Bike Stations, Bike Friendly Streets in CD 15

Jayme Wilson Wants Bike Stations, Bike Friendly Streets in CD 15

“The 15th District has failed to develop a practical bike network that makes pedestrian and bicycle mobility a true option of transportation for their community,” wrote Council District 15 candidate Jayme Wilson in September’s Bikeside’s survey on bike friendliness.  “Bicycle infrastructure, traffic calming devices, traffic signals and other street improvements that [support] the pedestrian and biking activities within [...]

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Cyclists Enter the Fray in Oily Council District

Cyclists Enter the Fray in Oily Council District

Cycling advocates are jumping into the fray of oil-dominated politics in Council District 15 (CD 15).  Bikeside, a local bike lobby, is asking candidates in the November 8, 2011 Special Primary election for the Los Angeles CD 15 seat to take its bike friendliness survey. Within hours, the first candidate responded. “There are virtually no [...]

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Conflict and Commitments: Swords Clash at May’s BPIT Meeting

Conflict and Commitments: Swords Clash at May’s BPIT Meeting

Two Tuesdays ago, I headed to City Hall knowing that the parties at the Bike Plan Implementation Team were in disagreement.  In fact, in my last article, I did my fair share to stir the pot.  I called out City agencies for neglecting to take input from the community when determining which cycling projects would [...]

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The survey results are in: CA-36 Congressional Candidates are Committed to Cycling!

The survey results are in: CA-36 Congressional Candidates are Committed to Cycling!

Bikesiders! The final results from Bikeside’s CA-36 Congressional Candidate Survey are in!  In total, we got nine of the sixteen candidates to respond, including the major frontrunners Debra Bowen, Janice Hahn, Marcy Winograd and Mike Gin.  That’s not bad for a scrappy bike org!  Now the Bikeside Steering Committee is deliberating on who to endorse, but [...]

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April BPIT – Your Chance to Show Some Backbone!

April BPIT – Your Chance to Show Some Backbone!

Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning is set to hold the monthly meeting of the Bike Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) a week from today.  That’s one week for us, the cycling public, to prepare our case for bike projects that will advance LA toward its destiny as premier city for cyclists.  Here at Bikeside, we’re [...]

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LA’s Sexy Backbone

LA’s Sexy Backbone

My main gripe with the latest release of Los Angeles’ 2010 Bicycle Plan is that it uses the word “bicycle” and it refers to “bicyclists.” Nerdy!  Cycling cyclists, bikers biking and riders riding are so much more sexy than bicyclists bicycling . . . the plan sets back bikers’ sexual prospects decades. On the other [...]

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Everyone agrees – the draft bike plan needs fixing!

Everyone agrees – the draft bike plan needs fixing!

The cycling community is unified on the draft bike plan – send it back, and we must be at the table for the next round.  The universal sentiment is: this draft has big problems that we ought to fix – give us our opportunity to fix it. This morning LACBC blogged that the draft needs [...]

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