Tag Archives: League of American Bicyclists
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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The League of American Bicyclists and Andy Clarke: still don't got it.

The League of American Bicyclists and Andy Clarke: still don't got it.

My peeps have a saying: STILL GOT IT.  We say it when impressive HULK like action makes it clear that we still got it.  Still got that mojo that makes one an outstanding person. The League of American Bicyclists still don’t get it, and they STILL DON’T GOT IT.  The League’s reputation was completely tarnished […]

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An open letter to the League of American Bicyclists

(note that LAB is an abbreviation for League of American Bicyclists, not LA Brakeless, which is AWSUM!  Oh yeah, and BFC means Bike Friendly Community – you can read more about the BFC program here.) Directors of the League of American Bicyclists, The link below connects to a petition regarding the Bronze BFC Award conferred […]

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Take back the bronze! Ask the League of American Bicyclists to respect local cyclists.

Two weeks ago I wrote about how the League of American Bicyclists gave an undeserved bronze award to Santa Monica for bike friendliness.  In doing so, they inoculated an already insulated City gov’t against criticism, making the job of local bike crusaders more difficult. I propose a simple solution: withdraw the award.  If you agree, […]

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Santa Monica is bike friendly?  How the League of American Bicyclists undermines local cyclists

Santa Monica is bike friendly? How the League of American Bicyclists undermines local cyclists

(Santa Claus is ticketed on Santa Monica Critical Mass by Santa Monica Police Department.  The ticket was later dismissed.  Photo by Gary Se7en.) Last week the League of American Bicyclists, the oldest bicycle advocacy organization in the United States, gave Santa Monica a Bronze award for being a bicycle friendly community.  Despite the fact that […]

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