There’s going to be plenty of press on today’s press event celebrating the passage of the Bike Plan at City Hall. Rather than join the dozens of stories that are going to appear in the press, on the web, and over the airways; Carter and I thought we’d relax, enjoy the party and take some pictures. The good vibe wasn’t just from the cyclists, but also from the politicians. After months of arguing over what budgets to cut and what taxes to raise, it must have been nice to spend a morning presenting a clean, green and healthy city of the future.
Our photo essay is after the jump. All the pictures were taken by Carter, all the captions are by Damien. For the rest of our pics, check out the LA Streetsblog Flickr page.
It was sort of a surreal moment. Even as Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell stood at the podium discussing the benefits of a planned new bicycle and pedestrian crossing over the L.A. River, the Bureau of Public Works released its recommendation (PDF) that the new Glendale-Hyperion Bridge would actually have fewer feet devoted to […]
This weekend, the Los Angeles Times formally launched “Roadshare,” a specialized opinion page that focuses on bicycling, bike culture, and the controversy over creating safe space on the street for all road users. It announced this new web venture with an editorial, “Sharing the Road and an op/ed piece by Robert Greene entitled “Cycling in […]
In the comments section yesterday, our friend Jessica Meaney joked that we should all get the day after CicLAvia off to read all the stories and check out all the pictures that people post. Since we haven’t even gotten a resolution authored to that effect at City Hall, Streetsblog decided to scour the web for […]
Every year it seems like Bike Month comes and goes and Streetsblog and other publications can barely scratch the surface of what’s happened around Los Angeles City and County. Bike month events aren’t just about partying, free water bottles and photo-ops for politicians, they’re also a chance for cyclists to speak out in a loud, […]
This Friday, the City of Los Angeles is throwing itself a party in Grand Park from 5 pm to 10 pm. There will be music by local acts, student groups and celebrity musicians. Chefs, some of whom are on television, will give healthy cooking demonstrations. There will be food trucks. There will be free nachos. President Bill […]
Photo: Ross Hirsch (Update: Tuesday, 2/23/10 at 8:02 A.M. – I had a chance to talk with Magos’ lawyer over email last night and he confirmed that the LAPD sent the case to both the District Attorney and City Attorney; so in this case the LAPD isn’t to blame. I’m going to leave the text […]