Monthly Archives: October 2013

Just What Is Going On Here?

I saw something rare and amazing yesterday as I pedaled through Atwater on Glendale Boulevard: a crew actually installing a bike corral! Yes, right at Glendale and Madera, where the sidewalk bulges out and makes a nice little plaza for customers of the numerous eateries clustered there. The space had always had a sidewalk bike […]

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With Friends Like These. . .

The road surface on Fourth Street, battered by speeding SUVs It is an old truism that false friends can do you more harm than an honest enemy, and that is certainly illustrated right here in Los Angeles, in Council District 4. We have an avowed cyclist, Tom LaBonge, as council member—but what do we have […]

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Racking Up Successes

During our recent visit to Portland, I paid particular attention to the plethora of on-street bike corrals in that city. Portland, as you may know, has about one hundred bike corrals so far—and they have proven so popular, and so good for business, that merchants are on a waiting list to have corrals placed in […]

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Cheap and Easy

Gina and I just spent a few days in Portland, walking and bicycling around. It was her third, and my second, time, exploring what has come to be thought of as America’s cycling showcase by bicycle, having taken our own wheels up on Amtrak. Last time, we, being from Los Angeles, were nearly overwhelmed by […]

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Is LADOT crucifying Chinatown @CicLAvia hub on Dodgers double cross?

UPDATE: 1:08 PM PDT: CicLAVia’s Chinatown hub will be open but hours will be cut short to make way for estimated sell-out crowd at Chavez Ravine play-off game for Los Doyers. UPDATE: 7:43 PM PDT: CicLAvia’s PR director says Chinatown hub to be haggled over in meeting with mayor, CM Cedillo, LADOT, tomorrow, Thursday October […]

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Is the City Destroying a Bridge in Order to Save It?

As you may know, the city has long been developing plans to refurbish the Glendale/Hyperion bridge between Silver Lake and Atwater. But perhaps they’ve been working on them a bit too long: what they came up with represents the height of outdated car-only, streets-as-speedways thinking that has made so much of Los Angeles only marginally […]

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