Happy Thanksgiving


Sometimes it’s too easy to just wallow in negativity when writing a blog such as this one.  As we approach Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to focus on some things that I am thankful for that have and will make a real difference out here.

Most obviously, we should be thankful that Measure R passed.  No matter what you might think of the Measure in particular, looking at what my friends in New York are dealing with now I am ecstatic that we’ve bought ourselves some time and have a plan to make things better in the future.

So, what are you thankful for?  I’ll post my personal thoughts in the comments section a little later.

  • I’m happy that there are new street cars in Baghdad, and not L.A.

    No, seriously, I’m happy that the Bikeways Section of the LADOT have jobs. Can you imagine what would happen if they were given positions of power and authority? Fire-proof matches and submarines with screen doors would only be the start.

  • i’m thankful for sarcasm.
    and this blog.

  • I’m thankful for Damien Newton and the great work he has done with LA Streetsblog!!!

    Keep it up!!

    Yay, Measure R! Now if only we could sit down and teach LADOT just how completely easy it was to lay down a SHARROW.

    Also, I’m thankful for my three bicycles, each of which i love equally.

  • Mark Bisaha

    I’m thankful for the turnstiles going in on the Red Line. I’ll be able to ride in confidence, knowing that terrorists are too cheap to actually buy a ticket before boarding a train to blow it up. Plus, I’m looking forward to the “whoosh-whoosh” sound as the turnstile leaves open and close. It’s such an entrancing sound, I may just have to buy a monthly pass so I can go in and out of the gates all day long.

  • I’m thankful that I came home from my wife’s birthday on Wednesday, to our apartment on Echo Park Avenue, and still saw a great turn out of riders/racers, hauling thru the rain for Cranksgiving. Hope the turnout was as good as it looked!


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