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 […]
It’s four days to election day, and the Los Angeles bike movement’s first chance to elect one of their own, the illustrious Stephen Box, to LA City Council. If there’s one thing you can do between now and election day, it’s come out to Stephen’s Sunday bike ride – the Tour De Box! (on Facebook) […]
We walk precincts and phone bank for Stephen Box, every Wednesday. Hope to see you there! When: Every Wednesday, from 530pm to 830pm Where: Box4CC Campaign HQ, 5619 Hollywood Blvd What: Walk precincts canvassing in support of the bikeyist candidate in Southern California, Stephen Box! Contact Alex Thompson at contact@BikesideLA.org with any questions.
It’s been a long time since I’ve walked precincts. I’ve phone banked, I’ve gathered signatures, and I’ve organized events. I even shot 2500 photos at a Marcy Winograd event. But I haven’t gotten out there and rapped on doors in support of a candidate in a long time. Maybe all the way back to Kerry […]
It’s time for cyclists to get out in numbers and support Stephen Box for City Council. He’s our candidate, he fights for us everyday, and if we get him in City Hall, the sky’s the limit for biking in Los Angeles. Come out every Wednesday from now till election day (3/8) to walk precincts in […]
I thought I’d give you a run down of some of what I was up to, and what others were up to last week, vlog style, 10 minutes! I’ve never done a vlog (video blog) before, so I welcome your input. There’s so many things in a week of bike work that I would love […]
Bikeside Speaks will join forces with Cynergy, Specialized, and the Disposable Film Festival to throw a triple-header bash in Santa Monica. Saturday, August 21st, at 6:30pm sharp Bikeside Speaks will kick off a night of bikes, films, and P.A.R.T.Y! 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bikeside Speaks! (RSVP on Facebook, Tweet-vite) 8:30pm – 11pm “bike-in” screening by the […]
LACBC recently crowed that the 10% of Measure R (local return) funds set aside for cyclists & pedestrians became available. As LACBC puts it, the “collaborative effort between LACBC, LA Streetsblog (Damien Newton), and the Green LA Coalition” led to the liberation of $3.27 million in funds for the next fiscal year for cycling and […]
Today’s Caltrans Bicycle Advisory Committee kicked off with a brown-bag session of Bikeside presentations of Hit & Run incidents by Sara Bond, the LA Bike Map by Alex Thompson and the Greensters by Enci Box. This two hour session attracted many folks from Caltrans, SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments), California Highway Patrol, LAPD, Burbank […]
When I met with my fellow Bikesiders and we talked about crawling out of our blogger caves and facing the public voices in person, I was amazed to find the hard questions of the internet discussed directly and intelligently in the open forum: Bikeside SPEAKS!