Monthly Archives: October 2012

Not Just for Cyclists

A road diet, bike lanes, and a flood of bike racks, plus three bike corrals, have brought new prosperity to Santa Monica’s Main Street My last week’s post here was featured in the local Patch’s newsletter, which woke up a few sad souls, folks who must have been trembling with hate and desperate for an […]


Is That All There Is to a Bike Lane?

York Boulevard got spiffed up with a road diet back in 2006 or so, and of course some folks started whining that the reduced lane space was “bad for business.” Well, maybe it was, and maybe it wasn’t. When Cullen McCormick did a study of it in 2011, it definitively showed that the road diet […]


Do These Lanes Make Me Look Fat?

I was pleased to hear a few months ago that our local council member, Tom La Bonge, was talking about a road diet for 6th Street in the Miracle Mile. Of course, in typical LA fashion, the proposal was inspired by one death too many: an older woman was crushed by a car that had […]


Dream Come True

CicLAvia came and went last Sunday, and was busier and happier than ever, with crowd certainly exceeding the default value of “over 100,000 Angelenos.” Every age, from babies to ancients, every racial and ethnic group that you find in LA, men and women, rich and poor, mingled happily on LA acreage liberated from the bullies […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spoke ‘n Art Rough Cut from Mikey Wally on Vimeo. Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, August 10, 2012 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-coffee metroplex located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 6 p.m. The ride […]


Happy Day Is Here Again!

That’s right, CicLAvia will be back this Sunday, October 7th, so get ready to see LA as you’ve never seen it before–free of cars,congestion, and traffic frenzies, and full of smiling faces, joyous voices, and room for all. As you’ve never seen our city before, even if you’ve ridden CicLAvia beofre, because it’s coming at […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, October 6, 2012

We’re going on another mellow bike ride to a local brewery (or brew pub). Join us! Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012. We are going to roll out at 3:30 p.m. on a slow-paced cruise to a local purveyor of high quality beer. Plan to […]

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NELA CicLAvia Feeder Ride on Sunday, October 7, 2012

Join up with the Flying Pigeon LA crew and a large group of neighbors as we parade our bikes down to the CicLAvia route this Sunday! Meet at the shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. We ride for CicLAvia’s start in Chinatown […]

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