Today’s Headlines

Accompanying the Washington Post story below is a slideshow of D.C. cyclists, including this one in a contraflow bike lane.
Accompanying the Washington Post story below is a ## of D.C. cycling,## including this contraflow bike lane.
  • Daily News : No on Prop. 23
  • Local Stimulus: $111 Million, 55 Jobs (City Watch)
  • Epstein : Metro Needs a “Plan B” for 30/10 (HuffPo)
  • A Couple of Major Pitfalls to the Bike Plan (Bikeside)
  • We Can Certainly Be More Original than “Bridge and Tunnel” to Discuss Hipster Commuters (KCET)
  • Salon Gives a Half-Serious Look at Asian Interests in CAHSR
  • New Gerald Desmond Bridge Just for Engine Powered Vehicles (LB Post)
  • Biggest Bike-Share in America Debuts in Nation’s Capital (WaPo, NYT, GGW)
  • LaHood: Distracted Drivers Killed 5,500, Injured 450,000 in 2009 (Orlando Sen via Transpo Nation)
  • How to Load Your Bike on a Bus’ Bike Rack (The Source)
  • How Germany Deals with Bikes on Trains.  Hint, It’s Not Threaten Cyclists on the Internet (Railzone)
  • Downtown L.A. Loves Parks Too! (Downtown News)

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Bike Lanes Appear on Myra Avenue

All Photos by Joe Linton. View more at the end of the article, after the jump. On the L.A. Department of Transportation’s (LADOT’s) June 2009 Bike Lanes Project Status report, made famous for Reseda Boulevard bike lane issues, line 10 gives a status on new bike lanes planned for Myra Avenue from Fountain Avenue to Santa Monica Boulevard. The project length is […]

New Plans for Hyperion-Glendale Crossing Don’t Include Bike Lanes, Wide Sidewalks

The City of Los Angeles is moving plans to replace the Glendale Boulevard-Hyperion Avenue Complex of Bridges over the Los Angeles River near Hollywood and Atwater Village. You can read the full EIR, here. The Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct complex consists of the following structures:  Hyperion Avenue Bridge over the Los Angeles River, Hyperion Avenue Bridge over Riverside Drive, […]

In New Orleans, You Should Follow the River

A city determined by the Mississippi. (Google photo composite: Leto A. via Flickr) Today on the Streetsblog Network, there’s a lovely post about the geographic idiosyncrasy of New Orleans, from NolaCycle Bike Map Project. This is the blog of a group whose mission is "to create a high quality cycling map of New Orleans" by […]

For Cyclists, It’s a Bridge to Nowhere

Photo: Drew Reed The Port of Long Beach is green. Very green. And no, we’re not talking about the unsightly tint the port used to give the Alamitos Bay. Port administrators are making a concerted effort to make the giant shipping facility as environmentally friendly as it can be. And they want to make sure […]