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Did you know that bicyclists are entitled to a whole traffic lane, all to themselves? Yes. In an effort to make L.A. urban traffic slow down even more, Metro, the folks behind the bus and the subway, remind you that bicyclists have the same right to hold up traffic as any little old lady driver fro ... More >>
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Famed bicyclist Don Ward tracked lobbyist Glenn Gritzner to a body shop
A recent University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study found that twice as many cyclists are killed by cars in L.A. as they are nationally. Bad news for the bike set? Not at L.A. City Hall, the home of magical thinking. City officials planned to announce this morning that ...
Six years ago, when I decided to abandon my car for a multi-modal cocktail of walking, biking and bus-riding, I lived in Hollywood. The pedestrian and transit parts came easy in my super-dense neighborhood, but biking terrified me -- rolling out of my driveway I was confronted with three routes, eac ... More >>
Although they're hard to hear over the impassioned roar of cycling advocates at L.A. City Hall, some local homeowners and car-drivers are freaking out over AB 2245, a feel-good state bill pitched by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) as a fast-track to a greener Los Angeles County. Jim O'S ... More >>
See also: *World Naked Bike Ride Preview (NSFW). *World Naked Bike Ride L.A. (NSFW) L.A. is sort of a haven for pervs as it is, what with our Pacific beaches, pretty people and porn industry. Now you have another reason to break out that telephoto lens: The Los Angeles World Naked Bike Ride, happe ... More >>
Whatever, hipsters. You can have your flirty World Naked Bike Ride through Silver Lake and Echo Park this Saturday. (Including, via the official event page, a pre-party stocked with "body art" and "liquid courage." Really.) But the group of cycling organizations behind "Ride South L.A." -- a mappi ... More >>
California Strawberry Festival Strawberry shortcake? Boring. How about strawberry pizza, nachos or kabobs, along with strawberry beer? More than 40 food booths will offer strawberry-centric items at the California Strawberry Festival. Also expect concerts, contests, amusement park attractions and a ... More >>
Bicyclists will have a new destination this fall when Pedalers Fork restaurant opens in the heart of Old Town Calabasas. Now under construction, the goal is to create a bike-friendly venue, offering food, coffee, drinks, and even bike pharaphernalia, tours and repairs. "We wanted to create a sort o ... More >>
By Andra Lim What arouses a woman's libi-don't? Riding a bike, especially one with low-set handlebars, according to a new study from Yale University.
LADOT Bike Blog via FlickrHollywood is not impressed.Updated below: The bike lanes pose larger problems than their fugliness, says Hollywood. Originally posted at 9:30 a.m. Every good L.A. citywatcher knows: What cyclists want in this city, they get. And props to them for the dedication. O ... More >>
LADOT Bike Blog via FlickrSecond time's a charm. (We hope.)Mixed feelings, these past few weeks, about L.A.'s quickly expanding arsenal of green bike lanes -- part of an adorable national trend. The new lanes are, literally, neon green. Though some grumpy drivers see it as yet another blight ... More >>
ebbc.orgGreen bike lane in Long Beach.The bike problems thicken for L.A. Two prominent bike afficienadoes, one of whom was a government employee, were asked to leave today when they tried to observe the Think Bike L.A. workshop. The reasons for this are not quite clear.
ladotbikeblogL.A. City Hall loves bicyclists -- but is the feeling mutual?Los Angeles politicians have a history of bending over backward for the city's strong, united group of bike activists. Over the last year, faced with an unusually large heap of transportation problems amid the budget c ... More >>
The good old daysHilarious L.A. oxymoron o' the day: bike traffic! L.A. County lifeguards, bless their hearts, were faced with said phenomenon while regulating a packed Santa Monica coastline this Fourth of July. Forget Carmageddon, people -- we just survived the Bike-ocalypse. Apparently, ... More >>
Swank OneDown by the (L.A.) River. That's fixed-gear legend Keo Curry (left) and George Gregor (right). Sean Martin can tell you about the moment he thought he would die. Sure, the fixed-gear cyclist who moved to L.A. in 2008 and cycles to work daily had had close calls before but one sunn ... More >>
Sam BlochLeaving Media Park. Not pictured: riders delighting in agitating financially secure couples on date night, and said restaurant patrons asking each other if this is Critical MassSTORY BY SAM BLOCH On Saturday, over 200 bicycle enthusiasts descended upon Culver City's Media Park for ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIReady to burn some rubberAside from a few equestrian types worried about their horse lanes in the foothills, the long-labored plan to build 1,680 miles of bike lanes along Los Angeles streets (at least 200 miles every five years) was embraced by one and all at today's L.A. C ... More >>
Should you be here in the 'after-hours?'It looks like the city of L.A. and the state of California are locked in another battle, this one over the hours people can visit local beaches. L.A. has had a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. for about 30 years. But the California Coastal Commission say ... More >>
Doesn't have to be a bike‚ÄčAt first Ciclavia looked like a lame "million trees" idea from Antonio Villaraigosa, but the bicycling community breathed big-time life into it. The city is closing 7.5 miles of Los Angeles streets, Sunday 10-3, for bicycling and walking. Get off your butts and go! Here ... More >>
Councilman Greig SmithDamien Newton of LA Streetsblog has an interesting piece about a potential conflict between bike activists and neighborhood councils, though it may wind up in peace, love and harmony. Backstory: City Councilman Greig Smith, who represents district 12 in the Valley, has ... More >>
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for a mandatory helmet law for all bicyclists across California at his much-touted "
Officers involved in a Hollywood clash with bicyclists protesting British Petroleum's role in the Gulf oil spill over the weekend have been removed from duty as the Los Angeles Police Department continued to investigate the incident, Fox 11 News reported. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck showed up at ... More >>
LAPD kickin' it.A large crowd of bicyclists was expected at a Tuesday night meeting where police action against cyclists over the weekend will be discussed. An officer allegedly threw a kick at a bike rider while other cops appeared to tackle a videographer who captured the moment on tape dur ... More >>
The paparazzi that call L.A. home are as bold as ever. In between scuffling with Kanye and chasing down Lindsay, they're coming up with ever more clover ways to get that money shot. One shooter appeared to be overzealous in chasing down actress Anne Hathaway on a bike as she rode through West Hollyw ... More >>
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