In 2015, I posted about what appeared to be a relatively new situation: a seemingly increasing number of cars parking on Koreatown sidewalks. I mentioned that I basically never saw this in my neighborhood only 5-10 years ago. Note that Koreatown is Los Angeles’ most population-dense neighborhood. It is among the most heavily walked neighborhoods […]
Many parents, including me and my mother, don’t let their kids play with toy guns. We believe that guns aren’t good for kids. They inure children to the danger inherent to guns. But what about toy cars? I write about transportation, so I am no expert on guns. From a little online research, here’s what […]
Letting cars take over sidewalks degrades neighborhoods, and take space away from have-nots to give it to haves.
Rita Robinson and Tony Jusay’s folding bikes testify at a joint meeting of the Planning and Transportation Commissions. Photo: BikePedSCAG/Twitpic It’s not often that we cover news out of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), but a recent study funded by the City of Los Angeles and SCAG on the "last mile" problem has […]
Photo: David Galvan/Flickr Today at noon, Metro staff held a special briefing on a series of proposed rule changes that would make it legal for bikes to be on all Metro trains at all times. However, this change comes at a steep cost to bike riders, the new rules also dictate that there should be […]
A cyclist blocking traffic in Malibu on the PCH. Photo:JGL Songs/Flickr Generally, I try to avoid writing about Facebook "groups" that bag cyclists, pedestrians or transit riders and projects because they’re not really representative of anything other than an angry person with a keyboard. However, that was before Biking In L.A. pointed us towards a […]