Today’s Headlines

  • Metro’s Long Range Funding Forecast Shows Fare Hikes Coming…Just Not Next Year (The Source)
  • L.A. Weekly Profiles Jennifer Klausner in Their 2013 People Issue
  • Living Close to Busy Streets Bad for Kidneys. South L.A. Has a Lot of “Busy Streets” (OnCentral)
  • New DMV Web Page, Video Show Drivers How to Share the Road With Cyclists (Cyclelicious)
  • SF Subway Project Not Going Smooth. Westside, Are We Next? (Observed)
  • Never Trust a Study from the University of Minnesota. Greater L.A. “Best” Place to Car Commute (Curbed)
  • You Can Go Carfree in Los Angeles, But It’s Not Easy (KCET)
  • LASD Arrests Man for Stabbing of Metro Bus Driver (The Source)
  • Is It OK to Vote for Wendy Because She’s a Woman? (Daily News)
  • Daily Carnage: Cyclist Killed by Driver Fleeing Gunfire in Florence (LA_Now)
  • Bonus Carnage: Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run in the Valley (Nixie)
  • Mmmmm, This Is Delicious Cake I Have. I Think I’ll Have Some (The Same People That Said Cyclists Aren’t “Special”)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • What’s with the snark on the Atlantic Cities link? The two posts they published on bikes and traffic laws were essentially op-eds by different writers presenting different perspectives. Is there something I’m missing?

  • calwatch

    The more the bike people win, the more John Kobylt squirms. It’s entertaining to listen to, and if you wanted to live in cartopia you could move to Orange County, but you don’t.

  • Joe B

    Kind of sad how even the DMV gets it wrong. I found the following linked from the DMV webpage mentioned above:

    “Bicyclists are lawfully permitted to ride on certain sections of roadway in rural areas where there is no alternate route.”
    (Bizarre wording — bicyclists are also permitted on the roadway in urban areas, or when there is an alternate route)

    “Shall ride as near to the right curb or edge of the roadway as practical– not on the sidewalk.”

    (The law says “practicable”, not “practical”. And sidewalk riding is legal except where prohibited by local ordinance. And riding to the right is not required except in the few lanes that are wide enough for a car to pass a bike safely.)

    “Should ride single file on a busy or narrow street.”

    (This is not the law.)

    No wonder the police have so much trouble figuring out where bikes are supposed to ride — they’re getting fed bad information by the DMV.


Today’s Headlines

Don’t Forget to Vote in our Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane Photo Contest. Metro Ends Monthly Charge for Irregular FastTrack Users of ExpressLanes (LAT, Curbed, The Source, ZevWeb) 5 Ways to Irritate Everyone with Barely Coherent Arguments (L.A. Weekly) Media Continues to Lionize Distracted Driver Who Plays with Apps While Driving (LAT) An Editorial In Favor […]

Today’s Headlines

Carnage: Driver Jumps Curb Kills Crossing Guard In Monterey Park (ABC, LAT) Elsewhere, Driver To Be Tried For Collision That Killed 4 People (KPCC) Santa Monica Next’s Jason Islas Interview On Santa Monica’s No-Growth Pains (KCRW) Flying Pigeon Looks At L.A. Election Numbers And Urges All To Bike The Vote Profiling the LOSSAN Rail Corridor […]

Today’s Headlines

Times: Repaint Spring Street with Film L.A. Input (LAT) L.A.’s Roads in Really Bad Shape, Sometimes Rich Areas Lag Behind Poor Ones (LAT) Comments for Scoping of East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor End Today (The Source) Free Ride Is Over, Metro Implementing Locked Gates (NY Times) More on Garcetti/Greuel and Plans for Sepulveda Pass […]

Editorial: Your Thoughts on L.A. Times “Roadshare” Series?

The L.A. Times has been running a series of opinion articles under the tag #RoadshareLA. The pieces are “an online exploration of the seemingly sudden arrival of cyclists as not just a cultural but a political force in California.” Yesterday #RoadshareLA concluded with a pair of videos showing what scares bicyclists and what concerns drivers. You […]

Today’s Headlines

I’ll be filling Damien’s shoes today as guest editor of LA Streetsblog, even though they don’t fit and could probably use a shine. Did NFSR Make Their Case Against Expo EIR? One Legal Blogger Thinks So (Thomas Law) Op/Ed: Expo Brings New Opportunities to South L.A. (Wave) L.A.: The Worst City in U.S. for Dog Attacks on […]

Today’s Headlines

Upgrades Coming To Metro Orange Line (Daily News) Bike the Vote Endorses Joe Bray-Ali For City Council Bicycle Commuter Percentages For Neighborhoods, Cities (Biking in L.A.) Carnage: Cyclist Killed In Whittier Hit-and-Run Crime (Biking in L.A.) New Riverside-Figueroa Bridge Includes Protected Bikeway (Curbed) L.A. County Bike Coalition Critiques L.A. Vision Zero Plan In Pasadena, Dangerous […]