Monthly Archives: July 2015

On Broadway

Thanks to LA’s most progressive and responsive council member, José Huizar, we’re getting some actual commerce- and community-friendly streetscape changes in CD14. The York Boulevard road diet, with its attendant bike lanes, is a grand success—at least, if you count the disappearance of empty storefronts, the refurbishment of existing establishments, and the crowding of sidewalks […]

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To TOD, or Not to TOD

Transit-Oriented Development is one of the watchwords of the new urbanism, and the progressive development world in general. You know the drill: mixed-use, mixed-income buildings, Complete Streets, access to transit, bicycle facilities, reduced parking requirements, etc etc. So what happens when the suits grant you a giant mixed-user in Los Angeles? One that looks like […]

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Shop Closed until Friday, July 24, 2015

The Flying Pigeon LA bike shop will be closed this coming week and will re-open on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. You can follow our escapades on Twitter and Instagram by following @flyingpigeonla on either platform. Me and my sidekicks are heading to Washtington, DC to ride Bromptons, play, cart wheel on as […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on July 17, 2015

A suuuuper long video of what is in stock at the Flying Pigeon bike shop right now, on Friday, July 17, 2015. From a Babboe cargo tricycle to the Yuba Boda Boda, Yepp seats, and Micargi kiddie bikes we have family cycling needs covered. We also have a nice selection of Nutcase helmets for the […]

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Room for All

The rush-hour bus-and-bike lanes on Wilshire work quite well, after all. I rode the eastbound on my way home from a medical appointment yesterday, and it was clear sailing along a normally turgid street. Most (but by no means all) of the cars stayed in their designated lanes, which accommodated them handily despite road construction […]

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Glendale-Hyperion Bridge: have a lane; in fact, take two!

The Vision Hyperion coalition filed suit yesterday against the City of Los Angeles over its recent city council decision to retrofit the Glendale-Hyperion bridge complex in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. The city plans to retrofit the bridge without including two handicap accessible sidewalks and two safe bike lanes. The council went forward […]

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And Then There’s Maintenance….

Yes, even half-baked efforts such as sharrows or the city’s numerous Door Zone Bike Lanes (known widely as DZBLs), all need to be kept up. The photo shows one such lane on York Boulevard in Highland Park. This lane was installed as part of a road diet, a retuning of a street to reduce speeding. […]

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Lagging Behind

Intersection in Los Angeles. Go ahead, cross it—I dare you! While in Los Angeles, blood stains the asphalt as raging motorists take their cue from overbuilt streets, driving faster and faster, indifferent to the fates of any who might get in their way, the cities surrounding our retrograde Wild-Westward-Ho kind of town are changing their […]

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