Monthly Archives: December 2014

Shadows of the Past

This last year has been one of disappointment for Council District 1, as our mis-representative Gil Cedillo goes back on promise after promise—especially in his relentless effort to prevent bike lanes from appearing on North Figueroa Street. All the reasons he gives are demonstrably false—and have been demonstrated to be false many, many, times in […]

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Deep inside traffic hell on North Figueroa Street

WARNING! EXTREME SARCASM BELOW! THIS WAS FILMED ON: Monday, MAY 12, 2014 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. from Avenue 50 to Avenue 26 on North Figueroa Street. 8 A.M. EIGHT O’CLOCK ANTEMERIDIAN. PACIFIC STANDARD TIME. Life is ruined by horrific levels of car congestion on the North Figueroa Street corridor. There is no room […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on Saturday, December 27, 2014

This inventory is a quick walk-through of our dynamo lights, frame locks, and some of our low-cost and not-so-low-cost city bikes. This episode features some affordable new bikes from a small Taiwanese manufacturer, XDS. These are bikes specified perfectly for LA commuting or recreational riding and priced to move. Ooh! Ooh! This episode also features […]

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A Return to Normalcy

It’s undeniable that bicycling to get places is slowly becoming the “new normal.” Every time I ride Midtown’s Fourth Street, I see more pedalers than motorists, even in the rare rains, and that happy disproportion is greater now than at any time I can remember. Fourth Street has been my beat for decades; I’ve used […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, December 21, 2014

Join the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop on our last ride of 2014! Meet on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 10 a.m. The ride departs at 10:30 to a local restaurant for brunch and returns around 1 p.m. The Get Sum Dim […]

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Crooked: Cedillo commits to diagonal parking, labels locals “bullies” and “the 1%”

Councilman Cedillo hosted some hastily organized meetings the week of December 3 in order to apply for Metro’s Call For Projects grant program. Out of his four projects, only one made the cut to be submitted to Metro: a diagonal parking plan for a few blocks of North Figueroa Street. Figueroa For All caught wind […]

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Tantrumocracy

Since Biking in LA’s ever-diligent Ted Rogers has reported very nicely on rogue Council Member Gil Cedillo’s tantrum at yesterday’s meeting, this post can move on to broader issues. In summary, Cedillo stamped his feet and claimed that hundreds of his constituents are “bullies” because they oppose his blocking the implementation of a road diet […]

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Bixby and her human test ride cargo bike at Flying Pigeon LA

There is not much to report here outside of a dog giving its human a ride in my bakfiets. The dog is Bixby who has been navigating for her human as they make their way across the country via Yuba Mundo cargo bike to raise awareness about pet adoption. Bixby, like any 21st Century pooch, […]

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STORM THE BASTILLE! Fight Cedillo’s Anti-Bike Machine on Tuesday, Decemeber 16, 2014

Councilman Gil “Anything But A Bike Lane” Cedillo has attempted to kill bike lanes on North Figueroa forever with a proposal to install diagonal head-in parking on a four block stretch of Figueroa. The money to pay for this scheme would come from Metro. The full city council is voting on a package of project […]

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Brand-new Bike Corral on Midtown’s Larchmont Boulevard

There was a surprise bike corral installation Wednesday, December 10, at 10:30AM, on Larchmont Blvd near Hancock Park! A few weeks ago the LADOT’s Elizabeth Gallardo, whom I had been hounding about Larchmont for months, emailed me and said that there was a “spare” bike corral in stock, and would I like to do the […]

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