Taking Back Our Bikes

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Quick Hit: How Bad Is the City’s Pothole Problem?

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Last December, I was taking my Flying Pigeon bucket bike back to its nest for some baby-preparedness upgrades by taking it down Beverly Boulevard on its way to the Downtown. I’d probably ridden on Beverly going east once or twice, preferring the "4th Street Bike Boulevard" so I wasn’t expecting the poor state of the […]

Join Streetsblog for Our Bike Week Events – May 14 and 16th

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It seems as though everyone is releasing their calendars for Bike Week, it’s time for Streetsblog to release ours.  In addition to our regular coverage throughout Bike Week, Streetsblog will actively taking part in two events. The first is actually a pre-Bike Week ride for the Westside.  Over the years we noticed that there were […]

ARTCRANK LAX at Orange 20 Benefitting LA Streetsblog

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ARTCRANK LAX will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by Los Angeles artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $40 each. UPDATE: Los Angeles, the wait is over. ARTCRANK is taking the City of Angels by storm on Saturday, December 8. And we’re doing it at the newly-minted Best Bike […]

Critical Mass, Pasadena Style

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A reader suggested that I write about the differences in the many different Critical Mass rides that happen around Los Angeles. It seemed like a good idea, and since I could double up on last weekend by doing the ride and visit the Commuter Bike Expo, this weekend I bring you the first in a […]

A Car-Free Experiment Rolls into Jackson, Mississippi

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, news of a car-free week coming to Jackson, Mississippi. We heard about it from one of our newer network members, Jackson Bike Advocates: Cars are king in Jackson, but some are working to change that. (Photo: Ken Lund via Flickr) Let’s turn in our keys for one week and see […]

Family Bike Touring Along the California Coast

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My wife Carrie, our three-year-old daughter Maeve, and I bike-toured the central California coast last week. We took an Amtrak train from Los Angeles to Salinas, then an Amtrak through-bus to Monterey. From Monterey we biked down the coast through Big Sur and to San Luis Obispo, where we caught the train back to Los Angeles. […]