Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Valley’s Crosstown Corridor

Not so long ago, a rail line ran along Chandler Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. Originally built by the Southern Pacific as its main line through the Valley, in 1893, the “Burbank Branch” was superseded by a faster nearby track for through freight but still provided local freight and occasional passenger service. By 1980 […]

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Just a couple of days ago, it happened again: the car slowed to pace me as I pedaled down Sunset Boulevard, the window rolled deliberatey down, and a shadowy figure within hunched towards me, squinted against the glare of daylight, and blurted out: “Excuse me, sir, but if I keep going this way, I will […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, December 14, 2013

Join us this month on another Spoke(n) Art bike ride on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a slow-paced, monthly, tour of galleries open for NELAart’s Second Saturday – a special night when area galleries and studios open their doors to the […]

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The Heck of the West

France may have Paris-Roubaix, aka “The Hell of the North,” a race over cobbled wrecks of roads to an ancient town named after a couple of plastic Taiwanese-made bicycles, but here in LaLa Land we have “The Heck of the West,” a daunting slog over glass-smooth paving that winds the length of the county’s seacoast, […]

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LA Department of Mobility and Access

Gullet of the Giant Squatting Robot, home of the present LADOT Despite genuine positive changes at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation over the last three years, it seems to remain stubbornly committed to the notion that only private car traffic has any real value to our city. This is a notion that recent experiences […]

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