Monthly Archives: March 2016

Readin’ & Ridin’

Well, you missed it, but those of us who did show up—braving a barely-noticeable drizzle and smooth gray skies that made LA look almost like Paris, or would have, if we had been drunk—those of us who did go, had a fine old time. The occasion was Nick Richert’s Los Angeles Public Street Libraries Ride, […]

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NELA Kidical Mass on Sunday, April 17, 2016

NELA Kidical Mass is rolling again this coming Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Sycamore Grove Park (4702 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065). Facebook Event link? Click here and check it out. Kids, bikes, scooters, hand wagons, skateboards; meet us at Sycamore Grove Park at 11 a.m. We’re […]

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Flying Pigeon LA bike shop inventory on March 29, 2016

Lots of help in this version of our shop inventory video! Also lots of poor camera work, Yepp baby seats, bikes from Brompton, Linus, XDS, Soma, Gazelle, scooters from Globber, bags and baskets from Green Guru and Basil. Heck, there is even a Gitane being sold on consignment. This video also features some of the […]

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Reading, Writing, and Revolution

The bicycle is proving itself as an instrument of gentle revolution, helping to change not just how cities are used, but how they are shaped. Bike lanes do more than facilitate low-impact travel; they enrichen businesses and create community where before there was only stress, noise, and smog. More and more people saddle up for […]

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Tunnel of Love

With Second Street blocked off for road work south of Hill, there are fewer cars than usual using the tunnel out of Downtown, In fact, both times I rode through it on the nicely-buffered bike lanes today, there were NO cars in it. That is, none at all. I had, in fact, seen three turning […]

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Downtown Flowering

I’ve had to spend most of the last week and a half in downtown Los Angeles, hanging around the Central Library. When I was young this would have been a terribly boring location—not the Library itself, as I’ve always been a bookworm, but the neighborhood. Now, though, I could hardly wait for breaks so I […]


Space Cases

Yes, you can barely see the bicycles in the photo above…and perhaps that’s exactly the point. The five bicycles take up so little room compared to the two-and-a-half cars! What’s more, in this case they take up room that would otherwise go unused: the little strip of walkway just inboard of the curb, where parking […]

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