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What the New Bicycling Stamps Say and Don’t Say

July 30, 2012


So, after seeing them posted in a few places on Facebook, I figured I’d better go get me some of the U.S. Postal Service’s new bicycle stamps. From the wording on the back of the stamps: Whether a youngster just learning to ride, a commuter on the way to work, a road racer crossing the […]

Sign Insult 2 – Don’t Assume I Drive or That Driving Is Safe

July 27, 2012


Earlier this week, I posted about a sign that cautioned pedestrians where I thought drivers were to blame… continuing Bikas scintilating sign series, today I take on a pair of similar signs, starting with this one: This sign is in Tustin, California, about an hour’s train ride southeast of Los Angeles. It’s the suburb where […]

A Disappointing Sign for Pedestrians

July 24, 2012


Sometimes I think about posting various facilities, roads, signs, sidewalks, etc. that are unsafe, inconvenient, and/or unwelcoming for bicycling, walking and riding transit in Los Angeles… then I think… it’s too easy! I expect that I could post the bike/ped insult of the day for a year and still have a long ways to go. […]

When a Car Parking Space Dies and Goes to Heaven

July 19, 2012


This is what it looks like when an on-street car parking space dies… and goes to heaven. Or is maybe just reincarnated?  or maybe rein-people-nated? 

The Topsy-Turvy World of De’Ir

July 18, 2012


Today, Bikas will pass along a story that we heard many years ago. I can’t vouch to its veracity: Once upon a time, there was a small kingdom called De’Ir. De’Ir was located on an island called Sihkwah, just off the coast of Kh’arz, and said to be very much under the influence of Kh’arz. The […]

Support More L.A. Bike Lanes, Come to Wednesday Meeting

July 17, 2012


The city of Los Angeles is hosting a series of meetings to kick off its process of studying then (hopefully) implementing 40+ miles of somewhat more difficult bike lane projects. There’s a webinar today, Tuesday, 3-4pm (details/rsvp here), and the final in-person meeting tomorrow: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 from 6-8pm at the L.A. River Center, […]

Bike Report Card for FY11-12: Overall A-

July 11, 2012


During Fiscal Year 2011-2012 – that’s July 2011 to June 2012 – the city of Los Angeles achieved unprecedented accomplishments in implementing new bicycle facilities. The city added ~62.5 new miles of bikeways, including 50.26 new miles of bike lane!! Woooot! Woooooooot! Bikas decided to do a report card grading the city’s FY2011-2012 highlighting the […]