Introducing LA Streetsblog on Twitter

A couple of weeks ago, I opened an account on twitter called "laBikes" to share information on ways to get involved in bike advocacy.  I linked to government documents, meeting announcements, Streetsblog stories and other links from around the Intenet.  I chose to focus on bikes because of the excitement left over from the Bike Summit, but what I didn’t remember is that there already was an LA Streetsblog twitter account.  After some nudging from Zach Behrens at LAist, I decided to close laBikes and reinvigorate LA Streetsblog.  And really, isn’t Streetsblog about promoting modal equality anyway.

Oh, and I was jealous of the live tweeting by IwillRide twitter of last week’s Metro Board meeting.

So, today I happily invite you to join me at the Los Angeles Streetsblog twitter page.  I’m not going to tweet every story like LAist does, but will tweet selected stories, event announcements, results and the occasional live meeting.  If you were a follower of the laBikes twitter you’ll discover that Los Angeles Streetsblog has recently requested to be a follower of you, so transitioning over should be easy.

  • So twitter has finally made it to streetsblog. I guess that means it’s time I find out what this newfangled contraption is all about.

  • Great to see you on Twitter Damien! Your final report on the board meeting put our tweets to shame in the end!

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Tweeting Bike Activism

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This Thursday, Metro will take the first public steps to remove its rush hour bans against bikes on certain trains. In just the year and a half since LA Streetsblog began publishing, Metro has threatened to vigorously enforce this ban, backed off strict enforcement, piloted a program of taking out seats to make more space for bikes on trains, expanded that pilot to more trains and now is publicly talking about ending all "bike bans" in favor of signage directing cyclists to the best places to rest bikes while riding the trains.

Another Programming Note…

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I wanted to say thanks for the tweets, stories, emails and every other way people showed support after Thursday’s announcement.  We’re excited about the next steps we’re taking and it’s good to know so many of you are backing what we’re trying to do.  It’s also really gratifying to be able to keep writing to […]