Monthly Archives: May 2013

Brewery Ride on Saturday, June 1, 2013 to @angelcitybeer

We’re going on another mellow bike ride to a local brewery. Join us! This month we’re making the trek to the Angel City Brewery in Little Tokyo/Arts District. Take note! We’re switching the time up this month: meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013. We are […]

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Just Over the Border

While LA frets and yammers through endless meetings with NIMBYs who view bike lanes with as much disdain as they do facts, just over the border from Highland Park, in South Pasadena, the county’s most charming little town is steadily putting in cycling infrastructure. The photo shows a Metro bike rack by the Gold Line’s […]

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Sprawlfest

One of the ironies of Los Angeles is that Metro, despite being a transit agency, is still obsessed with the windshield perspective. Even as driving miles drop steadily in the US—since well before the Great Recession (brought on in part by sprawl)—the powers that be wobble onward building more lanes, more parking, more roads. We’ve […]

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North Figueroa bike lanes under neighborhood council scrutiny this week

This is what we’re up against. The ugliest backlash I’ve ever seen in LA against bike lanes. Do you ever want to ride a bike on North Figueroa Street in a buffered bike lane? The LADOT has plans to install a 5-foot wide bike lane on North Figueroa Street this year – but those plans […]

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Neighborhood Shoppers Are “Outside Interests,” but Cut-Through Drivers Are Not?

Let’s start off today’s post with this lovely little photo of Figueroa Boulevard, the street that naysayers whine is “too busy” to give up an inch of asphalt to bike lanes, the street that needs to remain a junior speedway for the convenience of cut-through drivers: Daunting traffic isn’t it? I snapped the photo a […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Join us this month on the first Spoke(n) Art Ride sponsored by NELA Art’s Microgrant! This is going to be a Spoke(n) Art Ride like none we have done before (well, they are all like that, but this one is going to be something special). Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 […]

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Wheels of Fortune

There’s a rabid disinformation campaign raging in Northeast Los Angeles trying to claim that adding bike lanes to the scheduled road diets on Colorado and Figueroa wil somehow bring about en economic apocalypse. Since there are now veritable Himalayas of evidence that show how slowing traffic and adding bike lanes actually improve business (and health, […]

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Suppressed Demand

The concept of “induced demand” is gradually becoming known in the transportation planning world. It describes the corner we’ve painted ourselves into with planning access facilities around the car: the more roads you provide, to make room for motor traffic, the more motor traffic you create. Urban roads in some parts of Los Angeles have […]

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