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]
photo by Raphael Dupertuis, via Flickr Wow. What a lovely photograph of bikes, taken in Amsterdam. The light on the brick sidewalk and buildings is perfect and I like the rather shallow depth-of-field. Raphael used a Nikon D700 and exposed the image with a shutter speed of 1/2500 at [continue reading]
The LADOT Bike Blog reports that a new anti-harassment ordinance sponsored by Councilmember Bill Rosendahl will go before the Los Angeles City Council within the next two weeks. The ordinance would add a section to the Municipal Code to explicitly prohibit physical assault and threats and attempts to assault, intimidate, [continue reading]
Nice video recently posted by the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition on the proposed bike lane along 7th Street and serve as an alternative to riding on very busy Wilshire Boulevard. The lane would eventually stretch from Catalina Street in Koreatown to Soto Street in Boyle Heights and is scheduled [continue reading]
I’ll keep the above poll open for voting, but the results thus far (posted below) seem pretty clear: readers approve of the Metro Board’s decision last week to immediately lift the ban on bikes on Metro Rail during peak hours.
As we posted yesterday, the Metro Board of Directors officially lifted — effective immediately — the peak hour prohibition against bringing bikes on Metro Rail. The Board had previously asked for more information about crowds on trains before some seats are removed to accommodate more bikes — and Metro CEO [continue reading]
Here’s some awesome news for anyone who wants to include bikeways in new or existing transportation, trip planning and geographic analysis tools in L.A. County. Metro has officially released all of its bikeway data gathered from 88 cities at http://developer.metro.net. The data, following on the agency’s previous release of its [continue reading]
Bike-to-work programs picking up speed at Diamond Awards that showcase corporate traffic-busting commuter programs.
Illuminating a stellar effort in unraveling the region’s huge traffic knot, the Corporate Blue Diamond Award for 2010 was awarded Wednesday to the California Institute of Technology, the renowned research university in Pasadena. With a robust bike-to-work and to-school program that currently attracts some 600 participants, Caltech offers a wide [continue reading]
The above video presents a short summary of some of the highlights of last Wednesday’s Bicycle Roundtable. Cyclists, advocates and other stakeholders gathered at Metro headquarters for the third Bicycle Roundtable to discuss various ways to make Metro more bike friendly. Here are a few notes from the meeting: Metro [continue reading]
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with CALSTART, a non-profit advanced transportation consortium, will be conducting a survey to determine public interest in folding bicycle use with transit at five Metro stations throughout L.A. County July 20 through 28. Surveys will be given to transit riders [continue reading]