Hello Source readers, My name is Jung Gatoona. If you’ve been following this blog since its beginnings, you’ve probably seen my name a few times as I used to write about transit for a different blog, PlusMetro, which is no longer active. Brief introduction: I’m currently an intern at Metro [continue reading]
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]
Here’s a fun video from the Path Less Pedaled website on getting from the San Fernando Valley to Leo Carrillo State Beach using the Red Line, a bus and a bike ride up PCH.
photo by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, via Flickr creative commons It’s Friday, meaning it’s almost play time. In that spirit, here’s a photo of the Bizz Johnson bike trail in Northern California — it runs for 25 miles from Susanville along an old rail right-of-way converted to a bike trail. To submit [continue reading]
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]
City of Lights, a program of the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), is hosting a fund-raising dinner tonight. It’s open to the public and tickets will be available at the door. (Details below.) But even if you’re not in the mood for a nice night out there’s something to be [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]
Mayor Villaraigosa’s Bike Summit Receives Favorable, Wait and See Reception from L.A. Bike Community
L.A. City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just wrapped up his “Bike Summit” at Metro, and while not officially describing himself as a cyclist, promised to champion cyclist issues, including raising safety awareness for cyclists on streets and improving bicycle infrastructure. This pledge was made following his own accident where the mayor [continue reading]