Monthly Archives: October 2015

Choose Your Future

The 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge is on right now, with six days left for you to vote. The challenge lets the community—that is, you—to choose ten organizations win $100,000 each to help them realize their projects. That’s two from each of five categories: making, in LA2050’s words, “Los Angeles become the best place to […]

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“Transparency” Is Not “Invisibility”

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Tamika Butler recently met with Council District 1 representative Gil Cedillo, to discuss the Mobility Plan 2035, which includes Vision Zero, the effort to reduce traffic deaths to nil by 2025. You might have expected sparks to fly: Cedillo has cancelled plans for a road diet along five miles […]

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NELA to CicLAvia Heart of LA Feeder Ride on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Join us on our merry way to CicLAvia this coming Sunday, October 18, 2015 in the NELA to CicLAvia Feeder Ride! CicLAvia is returning to it’s “Heart of LA” route – Chinatown, Downtown, a little bit of Boyle Heights, and MacArthur Park. Meet at our shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA […]

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CicLAvia Classic Is Back!

CicLAvia‘s coming back to home ground this Sunday, October 18th, with a repeat of the “Heart of LA” edition that started it all. After wandering to the Miracle Mile, the far West Side, South LA, and Pasadena, and even edging shyly over the hill to NoHo, LA’s Happiest Day will grace the city’s center once […]

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NELA Update: How Cars Keep Housing Out of Reach

A 2012 survey showed that over ten percent of Highland Park households have no car at all; nearly 35% have only one car. That means that nearly half of families in HP keep fewer than two cars. Given that in the three years since then, more “Millennials” seem to have moved into the district, and […]

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Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 #WalkToSchool15

The day is nigh! Wednesday, October 7, 2015 is Walk and Bike to School Day (according to the National Center for Safe Routes to School). We’re helping to coordinate a walk and roll (probably more scooters than bikes) at San Rafael Elementary in Pasadena, CA. We’re meeting Wednesday morning at 7:10 to 7:30 a.m at […]

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Bike Down Fig

If you have a personal vendetta against somebody, recommending a bike ride or leisurely stroll through Northeast LA is a surefire way to remove them from your life. In fact, as time goes on Figueroa Street is getting increasingly unsafe, so your chances of riding to Valhalla have never been better. Ex-girlfriend? Micro-managing boss? Give […]

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