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San Francisco Bike Facilities: Green Conflict Zones

June 28, 2012

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I had a brief trip to San Francisco earlier this week. I wrote this earlier post about excellent bike facilities in SF, and there’s plenty of great coverage at SF Streetsblog… but I like to bike around places I visit, and to see what lessons they might have for Los Angeles (see my recent San […]

Judging Bike Critter Art for SMMoA Tour da Arts

June 27, 2012

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Today was the big day when I served on the Santa Monica Museum of Art‘s (SMMoA’s) expert artists panel to select a winner for the museum’s 2012 Tour da Arts materials. If you’re not familiar with Tour da Arts, watch this video right away. It was great to hang out with SMMoA’s education staff and […]

How To Get Bike Parking At Your Supermarket

June 22, 2012

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Programming nota: Bikas’ entire writing team is going out of town for a few days – we’ll be back in town, rightin’ reedin’ and respondin’ next Wednesday June 27th 2012.  Here’s a quick post while we pack – Earlier this week, I attended the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition‘s event Supporting a Bikeable Los Angeles […]

A Long View of the First Street Bike Lanes

June 20, 2012

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I am excited about the new bike lanes on First Street in Downtown Los Angeles! Bikas reported on the First Street lanes announcement as part of a downtown bikeway network, and twice about their preliminary striping. Today, Bikas covers the somewhat disappointing history of these lanes. The moral of the story is something along the […]

More New Bike Lane on Vermont Avenue in South L.A.

June 19, 2012

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The city of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has installed additional bike lane on Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles. The new Vermont Avenue bike lane segment is 2.1 miles long extending from Redondo Beach Boulevard to 120 Street. 

New Bike Lanes on Figueroa in South Los Angeles

June 19, 2012

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It’s the end of the fiscal year and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has been busy adding quite a few new bike lane facilities. Bikas may need to do multiple posts each day to keep up with the city’s impressive output. This post’s featured bike lanes are on South Figueroa Street, extending 1.0-mile from […]

Unsafe Chandler Blvd Striping Pits DIY Parking Against Bikes

June 18, 2012

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L.A.’s cyclist activists have a history and reputation for DIY (Do It Yourself) projects: painting sharrows and bike lanes, adding safety signage, etc. Drivers also have some history of DIY efforts toward enhancing parking. Today’s story focuses on a San Fernando Valley street where someone has painted DIY gray curbs to increase car parking at the expense of bicyclist […]