Tag Archives: Los Angeles Bike Plan
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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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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Bike Plan Update, April

Bike Plan Update, April

Bikeside went to the Bike Plan Implementation Team meeting on Tuesday.  Here’s what we learned and what we think: 7th Street lane:  the project from Catalina to Figueroa is in the outreach phase and city staff are meeting with community stakeholders before finalizing the design. 7th Street continued:  as part of the Wilshire Grand, the […]

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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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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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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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12 Questions, thanks Rosendahl! (LABP 19/100)

Waaaay back on December 9th, Councilman (CD11) Bill Rosendahl asked 12 tough questions of city staff – Michelle Mowery, Jordann Turner, and Jane Blumenfeld (who is E-RIPping) – about the proposed LA Bike Plan.  I think the responses to the these questions are telling, so I clipped out the section and you can listen to […]

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Michelle Mowery believes LA's racial diversity resists bike friendliness (LABP 17/100)

Michelle Mowery believes LA's racial diversity resists bike friendliness (LABP 17/100)

Michelle Mowery said that LA did not get the same robust Bike Plan process as Portland in part because Portland is “very white” and LA is “a very diverse, disjointed city.”  Mowery, LA DOT’s Bicycle Coordinator, made her assertion Wednesday in LA City Council Transportation Committee.  Here’s the transcript with Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s question and […]

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LABP: Jeremy takes on the Bike Plan Challenge (16/100)

LABP: Jeremy takes on the Bike Plan Challenge (16/100)

Jeremy Grant, who writes This Is Not A Bike Blog, took the Bike Plan Challenge I issued to write the introduction to LA’s Best Bike Plan, the bike plan authored by cyclists, for cyclists.  I loved this paragraph: The Best Bicycle Plan is a proactive vision that will offer success for the whole community; a […]

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