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Bike Lanes on 7th Street in Los Angeles Koreatown

BIKAS got its start on the streets of Los Angeles Streets in early 2012. Bikas was founded by Joe Linton – longtime urban environmental advocate. Linton co-founded the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, and has been active with various environmental groups including Friends of the L.A. River, L.A. Creek Freak, L.A. Eco-Village, Green L.A. Transportation Work Group, Urban Semillas, Livable Places and more.

UPDATE – Bikas is on hiatus. In 2013, I fell in love and moved back east to Jersey City, New Jersey, one train stop from Manhattan. I moved back to L.A. in 2014 and have been working as editor of Streetsblog L.A. I may occasionally post here… but mostly I write for Streetsblog these days.

Bikas (prounounced roughly “BIKE-us”) is Spanglish for bikes. B.I.K.A.S. is an acronym, too; it stands for:

  • Bicycle
  • Infrastructure
  • Knowledge
  • Activism and
  • Safety

We focus on getting bicycle facilities implemented, primarily in the city of Los Angeles. We support bike lanes, bicycle boulevards, road diets, and other ways to make our streets safe and comfortable for bicyclists and all road users. We organize communities to press for safer streets. In addition to bicycle infrastructure, we support complete streets – streets that serve a balanced mix of transportation modes: bicycling, walking, transit, and other modes.

We support policies that move us toward healthy complete streets. Two examples of these policies would be supporting parking reform and opposing street widening.

Follow/contact/join us:

Twitter @BikasLA
bikas.losangeles [at] gmail.com
Tumblr blog
and Facebook group 

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