Introducing Today’s Guest Writer: Stephen Box

9_29_09_box.jpgStephen delivers a cake when getting his bike licensed. Photo: Ubrayj02/Flickr

I find it hard to believe that anyone who regularly reads Streetsblog doesn’t know who Stephen Box is.  Either he, his wife, or one of the groups he leads seem to make news just about every week somewhere in Los Angeles.  But for those who don’t know, Stephen Box is a Bike Activist and Community Organizer who lives in
Hollywood with his lovely wife, Enci. Stephen says "I believe that our
streets are the new ‘public space’ and our ability to share that space
is one of our greatest opportunities for revitalizing and redefining
our communities.”

Today Stephen provides Streetsblog’s first look at the completed Draft Bike Plan for the City of Los Angeles and reviews a unique bike ride, the Crenshaw Crush that ran through South L.A. on Sunday.  Like Joe Linton, Stephen will be writing on multiple days so be sure to check back again to see more of his work.  He can also be read at City Watch and SoapBox L.A.

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Today’s Headlines

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Streetsblog contributor Stephen Box announces his candidacy for City Council in the 4th District. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or just visit his webpage by clicking the embedded links. To read his opening press release, read on after the jump. Whitman Comes Out Against High Speed Rail, Calls Program Costly (Merc-News) Gov. Goes for […]

Bikes, Bike Share and the Occupy L.A. Movement

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“They poison our air, water, land, bodies, mind and dreams,” reads the sign held by a member of Occupy L.A. as thousands of bicycles shoot past. Many of the riders ring their bell, pump a fist, or stop to engage the protester as he stands in the streets and sidewalk in front of City Hall […]

Hollywood Charged Up for E-Bikes

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Bechir Blagui, Stephen Box and two iRoll representatives. Last year at the Alternative Car Expo (to most known as the AltCar Expo), there was much excitement about all the motor vehicles that were trying to be sold as the new alternative to cars. Huh? There was a small area in a room off to the […]

City Election Preview: LaBonge vs. Box in CD4

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For those in the livable streets advocacy community, no city council race has taken on more significance than this one. Here, LA Streetsblog presents a rundown of the two candidates and the livable streets issues at the heart of the race, so that you can make an informed decision. The Incumbent: Tom LaBonge is an […]

And the Winner Is…

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Bike Story of the Year: Panel’s Pick: Everybody Hates the Bike Plan, The Trial and Conviction of the Road Rage DoctorMy Pick: Hummer Slams Into Cyclist, LAPD Blames Cyclist, Cyclists Swarm City Council and Police Commission I’m not even sure I need to go in to an explanation for any of these stories.  The panel […]

Streets Notes for the Upcoming Bike Plan Meetings

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I’ll be going to the Westside Meeting.  If anyone wants to write about the other ones, let me know. Starting on Thursday, the City of Los Angeles will hold the first of five "official" public meetings on the Draft Bike Plan that was released for public viewing after some draft maps were released earlier this […]