In a recent NPR – Marketplace story, travel writer Patrick Symmes talks about an experiment he’s conducting with bikes and GPS trackers — you see Symmes has had seven bikes stolen, and he’d had enough! In a lengthy write-up for Outside magazine, the journalist attaches GPS trackers to ‘bait’ bikes [continue reading]
Metro hosted a bike share demonstration at its headquarters building at Union Station on Wednesday to show agency employees and members of the public how various bike sharing systems work. It was the first time such a demo has been staged in the county’s largest public transit hub. See a short video of [continue reading]
Metro’s Bike Program team will come before the Planning and Programming Committee today with the agency’s Bike Share Concept Report, which examines opportunities for bike sharing in L.A. County. The committee report is the result of a Board motion last July which called for Metro to take a “leadership role” [continue reading]
CicLAvia Redux, Part 2 from Nicholas Dahmann on Vimeo. This has been bouncing around the Internet for a few months, but I hadn’t seen it until stumbling on it over the holidays. It’s by Nicholas Dahmann and is a rendering done from thousands of still photos of the CicLAvia held [continue reading]
Cool news for bicyclists and bike rider wannabes who have thus far been too nervous — and rightly so — to ride in downtown Los Angeles. A six-foot-wide emerald green ribbon of bike lane is ready for its inaugural ride at 1 p.m. today. To celebrate the new safer street, [continue reading]
The new $2-million Santa Monica Bike Center opened this morning — the largest secure bicycle parking facility of its kind in the nation. The bike center’s two combined locations on the ground floor of the Santa Monica Place parking structure feature almost 5,300 square-feet of space and nearly 360 secure [continue reading]
The Source earlier today reported on the City of Burbank’s new bike parking facility. Now the Big Kahuna of L.A. area bicycle parking facilities is on its way. This Friday, November 18, the city of Santa Monica and Metro will officially open the Santa Monica Bike Center, whose two bike [continue reading]
This morning city of Burbank officials unveiled the newest bicycle parking facility in Los Angeles County that is tailored to Metrolink train commuters and other Burbank-area ciclistas. Called “Bike Stop,” the new unattended facility features 40 bike parking stalls, a bike repair stand and small classroom area.
Following up our earlier post, here are three pics I snapped at Union Station this morning of the two Metrolink bike cars that have been the recipients of a special wrap. They look quite awesome in person.
Metrolink isn’t screwing around. They’ve taken two of their new “bike cars” and put “wraps” on them to let everyone know loud and clear that they’re train cars with tons of extra room for bikes. Both of the cars are on the same train this morning, the only time that [continue reading]