Tag Archives: LADOT
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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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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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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20 Questions for 20 Council District 15 Candidates

20 Questions for 20 Council District 15 Candidates

Bikeside has invited candidates of the November 8, 2011 Special Primary election for the Council District 15 seat to take our online biking survey.  The survey data will help us engage the 20 candidates in a conversation about their vision for improving cycling conditions for all Angelenos.  In May 2011, nine of the sixteen candidates for [...]

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Fashion Trends: opaque heel dragging is the new hotness at City Hall

Fashion Trends: opaque heel dragging is the new hotness at City Hall

Almost 6 months after the passage of LA’s 2010 Bike Plan (passed in 2011), City Planning will report to City Council on progress thus far.  Specifically, tomorrow, they will report to the Transportation Committee (and for some reason, DOT Bikeways will not report.) What Council will hear will be a lot of rah rah cheerleading [...]

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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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Due Process Part I: Unseating the BPIT’s Top Ten

Due Process Part I: Unseating the BPIT’s Top Ten

Two months ago, the Bike Plan Implementation Team met at City Hall and walked away with an informal top ten list of cycling infrastructure projects.  Since then, Planning and DOT have refused to put their time and energy toward any proposals that are not on the list.  When advocates complain to the authorities, they are [...]

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Call for Waste 2011

Every two years, Metro issues a Call for Projects to provide funding for local transportation improvements. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation applies for funding across a range of projects, one of which is Bikeways. This year, Bikeways applied for funding for two outreach programs and six infrastructure projects. Four of the six infrastructure projects [...]

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Time is running out to get a better bike plan

Time is running out to get a better bike plan

In less than a week the public hearings for the 2010 Los Angeles bike plan will be finished.  The bad news?  One of them is already over.  The good news?  There are four left!  This is your opportunity to ask the people responsible for choosing the streets in the bike plan why your desired streets [...]

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Bike Plan Public Hearings Are Coming, Let’s Roll!

Bike Plan Public Hearings Are Coming, Let’s Roll!

The public hearings during which the draft 2010 Los Angeles Bicycle Plan will be discussed are almost here!  The series of four hearings and one webinar begins on Saturday September 25 in Hollywood and concludes on October 2 in Van Nuys (specific dates, times, and locations are listed at the end of this post).  Each [...]

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