LACBC’s Car-Free Friday

Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) has launched a new campaign called
"CarFree Fridays" to encourage both new and experienced riders to
commit to using the bicycle as a means to commute to work and to make their
shorter trips by bike at least one Friday of the month. 

The campaign is
aimed to get more people on bikes and to highlight the global and personal
benefits of riding a bicycle.  To celebrate the first "CarFree
Friday," on January 30, LACBC will host a ride, meeting at 8 a.m. at Hollywood/Western
Metro Red Line Station and will head downtown, to L.A. City Hall.  

choices and transportation alternatives are a popular means of reducing
our carbon footprint, reducing air pollution, staying healthy and saving
money.  Choosing to commute by bicycle, even on occasion, can have
immediate positive results on our health and on the environment.


Streetfilms Praises Orange Line BRT and Bike Path

While in town last month, Streetfilms took its second look at Los Angeles’ Orange Line as a model for BRT’s around the country.  In his summary of the above Streetfilm, Clarence Eckerson doesn’t hold back his praise for the Orange Line calling it "one of the best Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the U.S" […]

Governor Shocks Cyclists with “Give Me 3” Rejection, Approves Bills Making Infrastructure Improvements Easier

(Note: It was a busy 72 hours in Sacramento this weekend. Streetsblog will split it’s coverage of Governor Jerry Brown’s signings and vetos into two separate stories, one pertaining to bicycles, and a second post for everything else.) For the second year in a row, California Governor Jerry Brown issued a last-minute veto of legislation mandating […]

Bicycling is for Everyone: The Connections Between Cycling in Developing Countries and Low-Income Cyclists of Color in the U.S.

A Missing Story As urban transportation bicycling becomes more popular, planners and advocates often use “bike friendly cities” like Portland, Amsterdam and Copenhagen as examples for facilities as well as political strategies and tactics.  Although these are wonderful cities with dazzling bike networks and impressive ridership numbers, a narrative is emerging that bicycle advocacy needs […]